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Tafe Counsellor

PsychXchange - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job Number : 32513
Type and Location : Counselling / Sydney
Listed By : TAFE NSW on 3 Feb 2021

TAFE Counsellor

With TAFE NSW, you will have the opportunity to grow your professional career in a dynamic and collaborative environment, where you can innovate, create value and proudly play a meaningful role in the once-in-a-generation transformation of Australia’s largest skills and training provider.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part the TAFE NSW Student Services team.

Based in Strathfield, the Counsellor is responsible for providing educational and vocational counselling for intending and enrolled students, and also personal counselling for enrolled students within TAFE NSW. This is a full-time temporary role until 30 June 2021.

You’ll love this role if you….

  • Thrive in a busy and hands-on role
  • Enjoy a diverse and rewarding team environment
  • Enjoy making a difference to the lives of others
Reporting to the Senior Counsellor, this position will:
  • Provide individual counselling and group-work in educational counselling such as: course choice and planning; skills and ability assessment; assessment of factors hindering successful course completion; study difficulties
  • Provide vocational (Career) counselling such as: career choice / planning; retraining, career development; employment advice / prospects
  • Provide personal counselling in matters affecting educational progress
  • Use of educational, vocational, and psychological tests where appropriate
  • Contact and liaise with a wider network of appropriate educational and other community agencies and resources for purposes of information and referrals.
If you have…. * Recognised degree with appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course OR Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Two years relevant, recent counselling experience, in personal counselling AND vocational and/or educational counselling OR post graduate qualifications in related counselling areas.
  • Knowledge of NSW secondary and post-secondary education/training systems.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of issues affecting minority groups.
  • Sound organisational skills and the ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Familiar with current developments in vocational training issues.
  • Familiar with legislative requirements which impact on counselling practice
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal education policies.
  • Commitment to Work Health and Safety, ecological sustainability and ethical practice.
... We would love to hear from you!

TAFE NSW’s purpose is to skill the workforce of the future. It is Australia's leading provider of vocational education and training with over 500,000 annual enrolments and a proud history for setting the benchmark for quality service. As the NSW public provider, it supports the NSW Government's priority to grow skills for the economy and jobs of tomorrow. Critically, TAFE NSW plays a vital role in providing vocational education in rural and regional NSW, and job training pathways for the most vulnerable in the community.

Closing date: Tuesday 16 February 2021, 11:59pm

To learn more about this position, please review the and .

Job Specific Enquiries: please contact Michele Soo, Senior Counsellor on 02 9715 8446.

Selection Criteria forms a specific part of the selection process. Please refer to the 10 Essential Requirements listed within the and address each of the ten selection criteria that are required for this particular role. Please note, TAFE NSW will be required to verify your qualification if this is outlined as an essential requirement and that applications can only be accepted via online job boards not by email.

To apply, please upload in PDF format your resume and a cover letter that clearly addresses each of the ten essential requirements listed, and enter details of two referees. In addition, please provide a response for each of the three questions below, limiting each response to a maximum of 300 words: * Describe the range and depth of counselling skills and experience, including the types of presenting issues and the populations that you have worked given TAFE is a vocational and diverse organisation. In your response, include reference to age, CALD, indigenous, youth, unemployed people and people with disabilities.
  • Describe situations and experiences requiring a capacity to work independently and in a team. Include a description of how you managed your caseload.
  • Identify the range of your communication skills and experience online, face to face, over the phone and group work or classroom situations.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to obtain (WWCC) clearance. For permanent positions, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. For temporary positions, it is generally acceptable for you to have a current visa that allows you to work in Australia.

TAFE NSW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to fostering a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people with a disability and will make any reasonable adjustment that you need both in the interview process and on the job. If you need assistance or if you have any questions in relation to the recruitment or application process, please contact Karrie Gensler, karrie.gensler@tafensw.edu.au.

If you experience difficulties whilst submitting your application online, please contact the support team on 1800 562 679 or support@jobs.nsw.gov.au. Please note applications cannot be accepted via email but only via online job boards.

Contact Details Michele Soo, Senior Counsellor, 02 9715 8446