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Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education - Ormeau, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Part Time - Continuing with fixed term - 0.4 FTE continuing and 0.2 FTE fixed term until 3 December 2021. 0.6 FTE equivalent.
Commencing as soon as possible
$87,910 to $122,643 p.a plus Super (Pro rata for part-time)
School Based

About the organisation

Brisbane Catholic Education is a learning community of over 145 schools. We aim to provide quality teaching and learning outcomes for Prep to Year 12 students.

About the role

As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of Mother Teresa School, Ormeau.

Mother Teresa School opened in January 2011 as an Archdiocesan school serving the Parish of St Patrick's Beenleigh. The school has classes from P-6 and will progress to a three stream school, with an expected population of approximately 600 students. The school incorporates contemporary pedagogies and technologies, whilst still maintaining a strong pastoral environment centred on the catholic faith, traditions and ethos.

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). Please provide an academic transcript with 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 perform the requirements as outlined 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: 03-May-2021

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