Guidance Counsellor, Full-time Continuing. 

Job Ref - 02469_01/12/17
  • School Based
  • $81,633 to $113,885 p.a plus Super
  • Commencing January 2018
  • Closing 7 January, 11.30pm
About the role

As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of St John's College, a Catholic secondary learning community well known for excellence in Academic pursuits, Dramatic and Musical presentations, sporting success in rugby, netball, cross country and athletics, and community service programs.

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)
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
  • 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
Applicants are required to respond to Eligibility and/or Selection Criteria for this position. To view the criteria, preview the application form by clicking on the link under ‘How to apply’ and refer to section 3.

Applicants will need to complete a staff profile on the Brisbane Catholic Education site.  Click Here​​​. Please  then navigate to Employment tab, Vacancies tab, in order to locate available positions and apply for them.  It is essential that applicants complete the online application as hard copy applications are not accepted.  This is only required to be completed once for all schools in the Archdiocese. This profile asks you to list your qualifications and experience and to upload copies of the relevant documents. On gaining the position you will also need to complete tax file declarations and to select a superannuation fund.    

Any available positions involve working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with the law.  As the oldest independent school on the Sunshine Coast, St John’s College, established in 1940, is an outstanding leader in academic and extra-curricular pursuits.  We are a co-educational school steeped in the Benedictine values of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Order. Our rich traditions, culture and history have shaped our vibrant relationships with the students, parents and wider community. We are highly regarded for our nurturing Pastoral Care Program, our inclusiveness of students with disabilities, staff - student relationships, energetic Parents & Friends Association and community partnerships.

The college is renowned for its excellence in academic areas, the Arts and its sustained success in sports such as rugby, netball, cross country and athletics. We are committed to ensuring this long history of excellence continues. As such, we are looking for dynamic, committed and innovative teachers with excellent subject knowledge and contemporary pedagogy. 

This is your opportunity to join a passionate, creative and extremely supportive team of teaching professionals.

Contact Person: Sana Joseph
Contact Telephone Number: 07 3033 7476
Contact Email: sana.joseph@bne.catholic.edu.au

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