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Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education - Petrie, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


    • Part Time - Fixed Term for the 2021 School Year working 2 days/wk (0.4 FTE) - Actual days to be negotiated at interview
    • Commencing 22 February 2021
    • $35,164 to $49,057.20 pro rata per annum plus Super
    • School Based

    About the organisation
    Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is a learning community of over 140 schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane, covering a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland.

    Committed to high quality teaching and learning for more than 70,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12, we inspire students with a love of learning and a heart of hope, empowering them to shape and enrich our world. Through our partnerships with parents, governments and the community, we provide social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all our students and nurture and support the community in their faith journey.

    About the role
    As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of Mt Maria College, Petrie in this part time fixed term position. You will work in a team with two other Guidance Counsellors to support the social and emotional needs of students so they can actively engage in learning.

    Mt Maria College Petrie is a co-educational Secondary College administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane through the Brisbane Catholic Education Office and is a member of Marist Schools of Australia. It is located next to Our Lady of the Way school and Church in Petrie. The College was established by Brisbane Catholic Education in 1987 and was originally named “Kolbe College” after Saint Maximillian Kolbe. One of the main strengths of the College is the continual provision of Inclusive Education to its clientele. Central to our existence is the genuine concern for each student’s academic, spiritual and personal development. Promoting the Catholic faith, personal formation and building confidence and self esteem are paramount within our College community. There is a strong sense of family atmosphere and a great support for our College Mission. The College is nestled on four hectares of gardens and bush-land setting. Mt Maria College Petrie offers a flexible curriculum to meet the educational needs of all students ranging from those with tertiary aspirations to those with specific educational needs.

    You will work collaboratively with the school communities to foster the learning and wellbeing of all students through the provision of a proactive, quality guidance and counselling service. Supported by School Services and the Student Wellbeing team you will be responsive to a vibrant and complex community of teachers and learners. Become part of a welcoming and supportive organisation, which encourages professional learning and staff engagement.

    • Facilitate proactive and preventative practices and initiatives that promote social, emotional and educational development and the mental health and wellbeing of all students in partnership with school communities
    • Manage counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
    • Provide psycho-educational and other assessments
    • Ensure BCE protocols and quality processes for student protection, educating students with disabilities, behaviour support, the containment of critical incidents and mandatory record keeping are implemented
    • Maintain standards of practice that are consistent with registration boards and membership of professional associations
    • Current full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and/or the Psychology Board of Australia (dual registration is desirable)
    • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling (Masters level preferred)

    Skills, Knowledge & Experience
    • Successful experience as a Guidance Counsellor in an educational setting with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
    • Experience in identifying and developing activities to address academic and life career development of students
    • Experience in the administration, interpretation and report writing for psycho-educational assessments
    • Experience in providing support and leadership in response to student protection issues, critical incidents and risk management
    • Collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment
    As part of your application you will be required to provide:
    • a current resume;
    • an application letter (2 pages maximum); and
    • contact details for referees
    Your application letter should summarise your suitability for the role and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and attributes will enable you to successfully deliver the Key Result Areas as contained in the attached Role Description.

    • A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
    • Competitive salaries benchmarked to industry standards
    • Salary packaging and salary sacrificing options
    • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.
    Contact Person:Karen Forster
    Contact Telephone Number: 07 3033 7476
    Contact Email: Karen.Forster@bne.catholic.edu.au

    Closing Date: 07-Feb-2021 at 10:30pm

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