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Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education - Nundah, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Casual
  • Commencing ASAP
  • $55.42 to $97.93 casual per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • 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 work collegially with other school staff to support student wellbeing and learning engagement. A locum opportunity based at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah (hours may vary but full time availability is preferred).

Other locum and longer term contract opportunities are available across BCE schools and colleges.

Mary Mackillop College (MMC) is a Catholic girls’ school for students from Year 7 to 12. We are an authentic, interconnected, joy-filled learning community steeped in the Josephite charism. Mary MacKillop dared to dream big for each and every young person and we do the same for our MacKillop Women. We nurture, challenge and empower each other to be people of potential and purpose. Our expectations are high and we are proud of this. It resonates well for staff wanting to work in an educational setting where learning is prioritised and our professionalism is respected. Families appreciate Catholic education in the Josephite tradition that our College provides for their daughter’s growth and future. Middle leaders of Mary MacKillop College stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us and contribute to the rich fabric of our College community.

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 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 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: 30-May-2021 at 10:30pm

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