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Casual Tafe Counsellor - Ultimo

TAFE Commission - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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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 casual basis at Ultimo TAFE NSW campus.

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 at Ultimo TAFE NSW campus, 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. 

This is a casual position and working days/hours can be negotiated with the successful candidates. 

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. 
  • Image2 years relevant and 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 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 selectin criteria included in Position Description 
  • Click "Apply now" where you will be required to answer one target question

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!

A suitability list will be created which may be used to fill future vacancies across Sydney Region.

Application closes: 18 May 2021 at 23.59pm

Recruitment enquires: Justyna Wieczorek, Talent Acquisition Advisor, [email protected] 
Job Specific enquires: Paul Chandler, Senior TAFE Counsellor 0408504473 or [email protected] 

On the activation of the position, you will be required to obtain Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance and undertake a national criminal history check.
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. 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.
  2. Can you provide an example of a group program or seminar that you have delivered that may be applied to the counselling support of TAFE student populations?

Sydney, NSW

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