School Counsellor – Wellington

School Counsellor 

Centacare Central West & Orana


Permanent – Part Time – 38hr per Fortnight

Salary: $50k + Super + Salary Packaging


About The Role

We are seeking an individual with a degree in the field of either Psychology / Social Work / Counselling, who is an agile, proactive, team player with excellent communication skills and has a genuine passion for the sector.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Counsellor will provide therapeutic counselling services to individuals, children and families across the two campuses – St Mary’s – Wellington, Primary and High School.
  • Additional hours are presently available to cover parental leave in Bathurst.
  • Support the wider organisational values, ethos and mission whilst maintaining a community-centred focus within their role and service


Skills and Experience

  1. Recognised degree in the field of Psychology/Social Work/ Counselling.
  2. Demonstrable experience in working with children to address issues such as emotional and psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, life-stage issues, behavioural problems etc
  3. Demonstrable ability in implementing intervention strategies based on sound theoretical frameworks.
  4. Demonstrable experience and ability in liaising and working with stakeholders such as referring agencies.
  5. Experience in and willingness to work as part of a team.
  6. Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  7. Willingness to work within the Catholic ethos of the organisation.
  8. Current Driver’s Licence and willingness to travel



  • Centacare offers a great range of benefits including, above award pay rates, generous salary packaging.
  • A flexible and supportive work environment, an extra wellbeing leave day.
  • Assistance with developing your skills and abilities to further your career opportunities.


About Us

  • Centacare is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of professional social services to the families and communities in the Central West and beyond.
  • We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual or gender orientation, age, disability, marital status, carer responsibilities, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.
  • Centacare is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from a Cultural and Linguistic Diverse background are warmly encouraged to apply.
  • Centacare is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse


How Do You Apply

  • Considered applications will require a cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the above eight (8) “Skills and Experience” points


  • Applications Close 5pm Friday 12 July 2024
  • In our search for the best candidate at earliest opportunity, applications may be reviewed and progressed as received. If this role is of interest, we’d love to hear from you and welcome your application at the earliest opportunity. 
  • A copy of the Position Description is available on request. For further information please contact:

Aaron Jackson, Manager School Wellbeing Program

Mobile: 0490 207 813


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?