School Counsellor

Wollongong, New South Wales 
  • Provide counselling services and work to actively support the wellbeing of students 
  • Temporary, part-time (0.6 FTE - 3 days per week)
  • Term 1, 2022

St Mary Star of the Sea College is a proud Catholic Secondary school of Good Samaritan Education. The College has played a significant role in the education of women in the Illawarra for over 148 years. St Mary’s is a technology-rich environment which encourages innovation and creativity through its IB Middle Years Programme (Years 7-10), promoting Catholic values through its high standard of pastoral care and commitment to collaborative teaching and learning.

Applications are invited for the position of School Counsellor (part-time) for Term 1, 2022.

Reporting to the Head School Counsellor and Dean of Wellbeing, the School Counsellor is a member of the Wellbeing team with responsibility for:

  • providing one-on-one counselling to students
  • utilising evidence based, short term counselling interventions
  • conducting risk assessments, safety planning and care for students at risk
  • liaising with staff and supporting parents about safety, risk of harm concerns and general wellbeing considerations of students
  • liaising with students, their families and relevant external professionals as appropriate, to provide support to meet identified needs of students
  • maintaining confidential client notes
  • attending regular meetings with the Counselling and Pastoral teams, the Dean of Pastoral Care and the Principal.

A job specification and application form are available on the College website:

Applications close Thursday 2 December, 5pm

To Apply: Please submit an application form with CV and covering letter (1-2 pages) outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria to [email protected]

Child protection legislation requires the successful applicant to supply a Working with Children Check.

Enquiries to Amanda Doyle, Director People and Culture on 4228 6011.

Applications closed Thursday 2 December 2021