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Casual Counsellor - Western Sydney Region

TAFE Commission - Far Meadow, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you a Counsellor or Psychologist looking for a flexible role that will contribute to a diverse community? TAFE NSW is looking for counsellors to join on a casual basis at the Blacktown TAFE NSW campus. 
 

Be in a career you love with TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW is the largest skills and training provider in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. We strive to deliver relevant, high quality, practical and creative training designed to equip the workforce of tomorrow, and to grow the NSW economy.
 

The Opportunity
Based at Blacktown TAFE NSW campus, the TAFE Counsellors are responsible for providing educational and vocational counselling for intending and enrolled students, and also personal counselling for enrolled students within TAFE NSW.
 

The role will utilise your high standard of professional practice; your ability to work independently; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed time management and organisational skills; & computer proficiency. This role will deliver counselling support to students who may be participating in courses on campus or through connected delivery so a capacity and interest in providing counselling services across face to face and telepractice modalities would be beneficial. At Western Sydney TAFE NSW Campuses you may also have an opportunity to administer psychometric assessments. TAFE Counsellors also work in partnership with TAFE Disability teams and provide assessment and counselling services for students with disabilities. 
 

A suitability list will be created which may be used to fill future vacancies across Western Sydney Region: Baulkham Hills (covers Castle Hill),Mount Druitt, Nirimba, Mount Druitt, Kingswood, Richmond, Blue Mountains (cover Wentworth Falls & Katoomba). 
 

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Registered psychologist or provisionally registered psychologist or eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Recognised degree with an appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course. 
  • 2 years relevant and recent counselling experience, in personal counselling AND vocational and/or educational counselling OR postgraduate qualifications in related counselling areas.
  • Knowledge of NSW secondary and post-secondary education/training systems.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills to support students and staff members
  • Experience delivering counselling services via face to face and telepractice methods, especially for young people with mental health problems
  • Willingness to travel to other TAFE NSW campuses 

About You
The role will utilise your high standard of professional practice; the ability to work independently as well as a part of the team; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed time management and organisational skills; & computer proficiency. 
 

We would love to hear from you!
For full details about the role review the Position Description and the Information Package 
 

How to Apply
For your application to be considered, you will need to:

  • Attach an updated resume 
  • Attach a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential requirements in the position description
  • Click the ‘apply now’ where you will be required to answer one target question
  • Please attach all documents including resume, cover letter and certifications in PDF format

Applications close: 24 May 2021 at 11.59pm 
 

On the activation of the position, you will be required to obtain Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance and undertake a national criminal history check. For permanent positions you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. For temporary positions, it is generally acceptable for you to have a current visa that allows you to work in Australia.
TAFE NSW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
We encourage applications from people with a disability and will make any reasonable adjustment that you need in the interview process and on the job. For assistance please contact Justyna Wieczorek [email protected]

Key Application Responses

Responses to the following questions will be required as part of the application process. Please prepare your responses in a Word document, copy and paste as required. Please limit your responses to a max 300 words per response.

  1. List your degree with an appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course. Please state whether you are registered psychologist or provisionally registered psychologist or eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Please attach supporting documentation.

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