Counsellor School Wellbeing Program – Cathedral

Counsellor School Wellbeing Program (Employee Leave Cover – 9 months)
Centacare Central West & Orana
Bathurst
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services (Community Services &Development)
Permanent – Part Time 30.4 hrs per Fortnight
Salary $48.53 per hour

Join Our School Wellbeing Team as a School Counsellor!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families? Here’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills in School Counselling and gain valuable experience with our dedicated School Wellbeing Team at Cathedral – Bathurst Primary School.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Team Leader of the Schools Wellbeing Program, the successful candidate will provide therapeutic counselling services to individuals, children, and families.

Why Join Centacare

  • Competitive Pay: Above award pay rates.
  • Generous Benefits: Salary packaging, wellbeing day, and assistance in skill development.
  • Supportive Environment: Flexible and supportive work culture.
  • Career Growth: Opportunities to further your career within a dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling to children and families addressing issues such as emotional and psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, life-stage issues, and behavioural problems.
  • Implement intervention strategies based on sound theoretical frameworks.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders such as referring agencies.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Holds a recognised degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counselling.
  • Has demonstrable experience working with children and addressing various psychological issues.
  • Shows proficiency in implementing evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to liaise with stakeholders.
  • Is a proactive team player with a genuine passion for the sector.
  • Willing to work within the Catholic ethos of the organisation.
  • Holds a current Driver’s Licence and is willing to travel.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a statement addressing the selection criteria to Tanya Kosef at tanya.kosef@centacarebathurst.com.au.

For more information or to request a copy of the Position Description, please contact Aaron Jackson, Manager School Wellbeing Program, at 0490 207 813 or aaron.jackson@centacarebathurst.com.au.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed and progressed as received. We encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest opportunity.

About Centacare: Centacare is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of professional social services to families and communities in the Central West and beyond. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or other protected characteristics. We warmly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

Commitment to Child Safety: Centacare is dedicated to child safety with zero tolerance for child abuse.

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team who shares our commitment to community wellbeing and professional excellence. If this role resonates with you, we’d love to hear from you!