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Teacher School Counsellor - Various Locations

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category:
  • Schools | TCH Other
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley
  • Illawarra & South Coast
  • Regional NSW
  • Sydney Region
  • Statewide
Job Reference Number: 00006XJ9
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $113,2952. Base salary ranges from $68,929 to $102,806, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: 02 9244 5424 - Vicki Melitas
Closing Date: 29/05/2019 - 04:00 PM


Position Information

N.B. This requisition is a statewide opening for the positions as detailed in the School Counsellor Current Vacancy Locations Nomination Form available through the requisition.
Are you looking for a rewarding career that is purposeful and stimulating, working with children and young people? The NSW Department of Education is seeking to appoint School Counsellors in a range of locations.
The Department of Education serves the NSW community by providing world-class education from early childhood through to adulthood.
School counsellors work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with school and Departmental staff to enhance student learning and wellbeing. They are appointed to a base school and provide psychological counselling services to students in allocated public schools from Preschool to Year 12. Ability and willingness to travel between worksites.
This is a great opportunity to be part of a new and exciting growth phase at the Department of Education. You can look forward to a diverse caseload that you will find professionally satisfying and allow you to apply  your professional skills in a supported and collegial environment.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for School Counsellors with qualifications in Education and Psychology. To be successful in these roles you will have:
  • Teaching qualifications and eligibility for an approval to teach in NSW Department of Education schools
  • Be a registered or provisionally registered psychologist, or eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Have demonstrated understanding of the mental health needs of children and young people
  • Experience in counselling children and young people using evidence-based interventions
  • Experience in cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment of children and young people
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively and liaise with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for children and young people
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


Right of return provisions for permanent teachers in NSW public schools:
If you are currently appointed to a permanent teaching position and you accept a temporary appointment as a school counsellor you will retain a right of return to a position at the same teacher level, at the time of exiting the position.
You will not retain a right of return to your current permanent teaching position.
At the end of the temporary appointment as a school counsellor, you will be given nominated transfer status to the nearest suitable classroom teacher vacancy to your previous substantive school location, in accordance with the relevant departmental recruitment practices.
Employees who currently hold a permanent position as a school counsellor will not be considered for temporary appointments of less than twelve months. 

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of a valid WWCC clearance number as part of this application.
Successful applicants will be provided with a Departmental induction program, ongoing professional learning and professional supervision.
Ability and willingness to travel between worksites.
A talent pool (which is valid for 12 months) may be created through this recruitment process and may be accessed when vacancies occur or additional needs arise.
Please use the attached hyperlink to the School Counsellor Current Vacancy Location Nomination Form;