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Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education - Coomera, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Full Time - Continuing
Commencing 19 April 2021
$87,910 to $122,643 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 St Joseph’s College, Coomera in this ongoing full time position. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the Wellbeing culture of our newly established College, and provide proactive and responsive guidance counselling service to the College community.

St Josephs College Coomera is a Brisbane Catholic Education master planned co-educational College that opened in January 2019, currently with students enrolled P-Year 9, and still growing to Year 12. Our first Seniors will graduate in 2024. The College is located in Coomera on the Northern Gold Coast, 40 minutes south of the Brisbane CBD.

St Joseph’s College, and its staff, are committed to the creation of an authentic Catholic community centred on learning growth and the encouragement, excellence and development of each childs character, intellect and spirit. Our College community is focussed on nurturing the “St Joseph’s Graduate”. This concept is a clearly articulated statement that outlines our intention in educating young people in a Catholic school in the Josephite tradition. Our education is dynamic and shaped by the leadership and action of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, a woman of courage, faith and an irrepressible desire to change the lives and journey of the children.

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.

Duties
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

Qualifications
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; please include academic transcript in your application)

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.

Benefits
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: 31-Mar-2021 at 10:30pm

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Coomera, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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