School Counsellor – Maternity Leave

Website Shire Christian School

Applications Close: 5 Jul 2024

Commencement Date: 14 Oct 2024


Nestled in the leafy suburb of Barden Ridge in Southern Sydney, Shire Christian School has been providing high quality Christian education for nearly 50 years.  With over 900 students enrolled across Prep to Year 12, we seek to create a culture where every child is part of a community that feels like family.

We are currently seeking applications from committed Christians for a Full-time School Counsellor (or Psychologist) to join our team from October 2024 until October 2025.  This is a 12-month fixed term, maternity leave replacement.  Part-time applications will also be considered for a possible job-share arrangement.

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide individual counselling for students with identified social and emotional needs.
  • Assist with school programs and initiatives to promote student wellbeing.
  • Provide advice to teachers on how to manage students with identified social and emotional needs.
  • Understand child and adolescent development, including mental health issues.

Qualifications and experience:

Preferred applicants will be registered with a professional body such as AHPRA and have:

  • academic qualifications in psychology or social work.
  • experience working professionally with children and adolescents, preferably in a school.
  • training in evidence-based interventions.

Employee benefits include:

  • Supportive and collegial School culture.
  • Exclusively allocated counselling rooms.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Salary sacrifice packaging.

The successful applicant should be a committed Christian actively involved in a church community.  All employees at Shire Christian are expected to be personally committed to the school’s Mission, Vision and Statement of Faith with a clear understanding of reformed evangelical theology.

How to apply:  If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining our Christian learning community, we would love to hear from you!  Please use the Support Staff application form found on our school’s website and email to [email protected].

Closing date for applications:  5th July 2024
Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only and the School reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached.  Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

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For enquiries please contact Gillian Cross on 02 8525 5111 or [email protected]

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