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Tafe Counsellor - Sydney Region

TAFE Commission - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Are you looking for a Psychology and Counselling role that will contribute to a diverse community? TAFE NSW is looking for Counsellors to join the TAFE Counselling team on a temporary basis in Sydney Region.

Be in a career you love with TAFE NSW 

TAFE NSW is the largest skills and training provider in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. We strive to deliver relevant, high quality, practical and creative training designed to equip the workforce of tomorrow, and to grow the NSW economy. 

The Opportunity 

Based in Sydney Region, the TAFE Counsellors are responsible for providing educational and vocational counselling for intending and enrolled students, and also personal counselling for enrolled students within TAFE NSW.

The role will utilise your high standard of professional practice; your ability to work independently; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed time management and organisational skills; & computer proficiency. This role will deliver counselling support to students who may be participating in courses on campus or through connected delivery so a capacity and interest in providing counselling services across face to face and telepractice modalities would be beneficial. At Sydney TAFE NSW Campuses you may also have an opportunity to administer psychometric assessments. TAFE Counsellors also work in partnership with TAFE Disability teams and provide assessment and counselling services for students with disabilities. 
 Currently, we have roles available until December 2021 (with a possibility of extension):

  • Temporary part-time (17.5 hours per week) role at Ryde
  • Temporary full-time (35 hours per week) role at St Leonards
  • Temporary part-time (17.5 hours per week, with a possibility to increase to 21 hours per week) role at Ultimo
  • Temporary full-time (35 hours per week) role at Ultimo
  • Temporary part-time (17.5 hours per week) role 2021 at St George

To be successful in this role you will have 

  • Recognised degree with appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course or eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. 
  • 2 years relevant and recent counselling experience, in personal counselling AND vocational and/or educational counselling OR postgraduate qualifications in related counselling areas 
  • Knowledge of NSW secondary and post-secondary education/training systems 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills to support students and staff members
  • Experience delivering counselling services via face to face and telepractice methods, especially for young people with mental health problems
  • Prepared to develop a knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies.

For full details about the role review the Position Description and the Information Package 

How to Apply 
For your application to be considered, you will need to: 

  • Attach an updated resume detailing your suitability for the role in PDF format
  • Attach your cover letter in which you will describe how do you meet selection criteria included in the Position Description 
  • Click "Apply now" where you will be required to answer two target questions 

If you have the desire to have a key impact on TAFE NSW's future state in a role that will give you genuine opportunities to extend your professional career, please apply below! 
An eligibility list will be created which may be used to fill future vacancies across Sydney Region.

Application closes: 19 April 2021 at 23.59pm

Recruitment enquires: Justyna Wieczorek, Talent Acquisition Advisor 
[email protected] 

On the activation of the position, you will be required to obtain Working with Children Check (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 in the interview process and on the job.

Key Application Responses

Responses to the following questions will be required as part of the application process. Please prepare your responses in a Word document, copy and paste as required. Please limit your responses to a max 300 words per response. 

  1. TAFE students may present with a range of problems affecting their educational/vocational progress e.g. behaviour problems, learning disabilities, mental health concerns, domestic violence. Explain your approach to counselling students presenting with multiple issues in an educational environment.
  2. List your?degree with appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course or eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Please attach supporting documentation.