School Counsellor

  • High profile educational provider
  • Full time, fixed term position
  • Located at Burwood, onsite parking

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC) Melbourne is a leading ELC-Year 12 Christian independent school for girls offering both the VCE and International Baccalaureate.

PLC has an outstanding academic tradition, an international focus and strong pastoral and co-curricular programs focusing on encouraging leadership, service and life-long personal development and learning.

About The Role

All members of the Counselling Department seek to enhance the personal, social and educational development of students.  Teamwork and liaison with staff and parents are integral to the role. 
The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Counselling students from Years 7 to 12, providing counselling support for families and staff, conducting psychoeducational assessments and supporting the implementation of the personal development curriculum.  
  • Assisting with students’ transitioning to the school, including meeting with new students
  • Assisting in the design of year level programs relating to personal development 
  • Meet regularly with senior management and Year Level Coordinators to provide updates on specific situations.
  • Be responsive to possible crises and emergency situations as required
  • Share knowledge and skills with teaching staff through in-services for mandatory reporting, wellbeing, mental health issues, adolescent development, grief and loss
  • Establish and maintain liaison with external specialists and agencies where required
  • Attend appropriate Professional Development as required by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will bring the following skills and experience:

  • An Educational or Clinical Psychologist (PBA and APS) holding a Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration or WWCC (Employee)
  • Significant experience in Counselling held within an educational setting
  • Proven ability to liaise with students, staff and parents in addition to external parties when required
  • The ability to provide support and relevant information to teaching staff to assist with their work with students
  • Previous experience and involvement in professional supervision
  • Support the teachings and Christian ethos of the College

In addition to the above you will have excellent communication skills, a can do attitude and represent a positive role model for young women.

If you are keen to make your mark in a leading independent girls’ school and make a positive impact we would love to hear from you.

All staff must commit to a culture that supports and embraces Child Safe Standards.

The successful applicant will be required to hold or be willing to apply for a Working With Children Check (employee).

Download the complete job description here: School Counsellor

​How To Apply

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