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Job Number : 27664
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne, VIC - Other
Listed By : CatholicCare on 27 May 2019
School Counsellor
  • Part Time Role (25.5 hours per week)
  • Fixed Term Contract until 23 December 2019
  • Values Based Organisation
  • Salary Packaging, & paid Leave benefits

Relationships are at the heart of why CatholicCare exists. We help people build positive relationships, and repair connections when needed. CatholicCare works on behalf of the community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Diocese of Sale with a mission to break down the barriers to social inclusion by strengthening families and communities. 

We are currently looking for a School Counsellor to provide a high quality counselling service to students in designated schools around Geelong, consistent with the ethos, practices and protocols of CatholicCare, and within the Australian Psychological Society’s and Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria’s professional guidelines. 

Reporting to the Manager of Schools Unit, the School Counsellor will:

  • Provide high level clinical and trauma informed interventions for the young people referred to the program and those who are our primary target group
  • Participate in fortnightly supervision with the Schools unit program
  • Support teaching staff to develop individual learning and behaviour plans which enhance educational outcomes for young people
  • Develop the capacity of staff in an educational setting to respond effectively to young people whose learning and development has been impacted by trauma
  • Provide support to families and carers to enhance wellbeing and educational outcomes

As the successful applicant you will possess:

  • AHPRA registration as a Psychologist or appropriate Social Worker tertiary qualifications
  • Practice knowledge relevant to working with traumatised and vulnerable children, young people and families
  • Experience in an educational setting would be an advantage


Candidates from a diverse cultural background with appropriate experience are encouraged to apply.  For a copy of the position description please refer to our website 


All positions are subject to a satisfactory Police Check, Working With Children Check, and Working Rights in Australia.  Enquiries can be directed to the HR team on (03) 9287 5554.  Applications close 10th June 2019.

CatholicCare has PBI tax status, and the salary can be packaged to the benefit of the incumbent.

CatholicCare is committed to child safety.  We have zero tolerance of child abuse.  Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process.


Contact Details
(03) 9287 5554

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