School Counsellor (Years 7-12) - Merici College - Braddon ACT

Merici College (Braddon)

Braddon, ACT 

Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time

Applications Close: 6 February 2022

We are currently seeking a School Counsellor to work 4 days per week at Merici College Braddon. The incumbent will be supported by a network of School Counsellors across our ACT secondary colleges.

<p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt"><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt">School Counsellor</span> <br><em>Merici College, Braddon</em></strong></span></p> <p><strong>Location: </strong>Merici College, Braddon ACT&nbsp;<br><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Part-time (0.8 FTE), Permanent<br><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>$100,896.30 to $ 110,982.60 + Superannuation<br><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp; ASAP<br><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, 6 February 2022<br><br><strong>Who Are We?</strong></p> <p>Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.<br><br>Merici College is an all girls’ 7-12 Catholic college committed to excellence in the education of girls, striving to assist all students to develop their potential academically, spiritually, culturally, physically and socially through innovative programs. Merici College is an IB World School, authorised to offer the Diploma Program (Years 11-12) and in the process of candidacy for the Middle Years Program (Year 7-10).</p> <p><strong>About the Role</strong></p> <p>We have an exciting opportunity for a School Counsellor to join our team working within Merici College, Braddon. In this role you'll be supported by a collegial network of School Counsellors across our ACT secondary colleges within Catholic Education. This role will work closely within the school and the wider school community of Merici College to provide support to students and staff, while also working collaboratively with the <em>Student Counselling and Welfare Manager</em>. The successful applicant will be personable and proactive with a strong team-work mentality.</p> <p>The School Counsellor provides a service that is intrinsically a part of the core business of the School on this continuum of Pastoral Care. In this context the School Counsellor contributes to the mission of CECG by the provision of professional counselling service to school communities in order to promote and foster the wellbeing and mental health, successful school engagement and development of all students, and to work collaboratively with other staff and parents in achieving this.</p> <p><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Averaged 42 weeks per year; working aligned to school terms and hours</li> <li>Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</li> <li>Opportunities to undertake training and upskilling</li> <li>Positive, social work culture</li> <li>Role comes with provision for professional development and external clinical supervision</li> </ul> <p><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></p> <ul> <li>Have strong individual counselling skills with children and young people</li> <li>Ability to work collaboratively with the school community and external agencies</li> <li>Promote mental health and wellbeing</li> <li>Pursue early identification of mental health difficulties</li> <li>Provide short term solutions-focused counselling intervention or referral when appropriate</li> <li>Competency for this role involves self-directed development and application of professional knowledge with substantial depth in some areas.</li> <li>A broad range of professional skills are applied to roles and functions in both varied and highly specific contexts.</li> <li>A proportion of competencies involve complex, specialized or professional functions.</li> <li>Competencies are used independently and are substantially non-routine with initiative being exercised in the application of professional practices.</li> <li>Significant discretion and judgement are required in planning, design, professional, technical, or supervisory functions related to services, operations or processes for self and/or others.</li> <li>Work under broad guidance</li> <li>All School Counsellors must ensure&nbsp;each year that they adhere to their association requirements with regards to supervision and professional learning and maintain their membership while working in CECG Schools and provide evidence of membership.</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><em>Please refer to the <img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">School Counsellor - Merici College - Position Description.docx</a>&nbsp;for an in-depth detail regarding criteria and skill set required.</em></span></p> <p><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Please apply via the link. Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the selection criteria in the position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="">website</a> and position description.&nbsp;</span></p><br><br><p><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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