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Guidance Counsellor

Part-time, continuing position 

Kimberley College, in the bayside area of Brisbane, is an independent, non-denominational P-12 school currently educating over 800 students. Kimberley College has a reputation as a nurturing educational environment for its students.

The College seeks applications from suitably qualified Counsellors to work collaboratively with all members of the College community to promote the mental health and wellbeing of students through the provision of a high-quality counselling service.

Duties undertaken by the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning.

  • Ensure Kimberley College protocols and quality processes for student protection, educating students with disabilities, the containment of critical incidents and mandatory record keeping are implemented.

  • 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.

  • Maintain standards of practice that are consistent with registration boards and membership of professional associations.

  • Contribute to planning and meetings that support students and College initiatives as appropriate.

 

Qualifications:

Current full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and/or the Psychology Board of Australia.

Relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling.

Senior First Aid (desirable)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (desirable)

Key Selection Criteria:

●   Supportive of the vision, mission, goals and values of Kimberley College

●   Sound interpersonal and communication skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation; ability to build positive and co-operative relationships with students, parents / carers and colleagues.

●   Sound organization and time management skills; well-organized, with the ability to meet deadlines.

●   Appropriate qualifications and/or experience and demonstrated interest in student wellbeing.

The position Role Description is available on the College website: 

All applications are to be submitted to the Principal via Seek. Applications must include your Covering Letter addressing the selection criteria, Resume and notice of three Referees, preferably one of whom is your current Principal if working in a school environment. 

Applications Close: 15th April 2022

The College reserves the right to interview before the closing date. 

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