Head of Counselling Kambala


Located in Rose Bay overlooking Sydney Harbour, Kambala is an historic, contemporary, and vibrant independent day and boarding school welcoming students from ELC to Year 12.

Offering a choice of learning pathways through the HSC or International Baccalaureate, we are proud to rank among the top non-selective girls’ schools in NSW every year, at the same time focusing on development and celebration of ‘the whole girl’.

Our vision is inspired learning – educating young women of integrity.

The role:

Applications are invited from outstanding registered Psychologists who have 5+ years of counselling experience in a P-12 school setting.  This position is permanent part-time, commencing mid-October (start date neg.)

  • 3 days per week (any), 8am-4pm.
  • Works all term time (38 weeks) + 9 additional days in school holidays, spread across the year (41 weeks total).
  • Reporting to the Deputy Principal Junior School (P-6) and Deputy Principal Wellbeing & Boarding (7-12).
  • Lead a team of 2 full-time School Counsellors (registered Psychologists), coordinating work within department, providing clinical support, and overseeing escalated cases.
  • In collaboration with the relevant Executive and other senior leaders, develop and implement proactive and preventative wellbeing initiatives in line with changing needs of students and broader contemporary issues facing girls and young women.
  • Play a lead role in managing school policy and procedure as related to Child Safe programs and critical incidents.
  • With support of key stakeholders, facilitate ongoing staff and parent learning around child protection and wellbeing in general.
  • Candidates must have extensive experience managing complex cases in the context of girls’ education.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a team, developing programs, and training others is essential.
  • Post-graduate qualifications are highly regarded.

At Kambala, we support our leaders to:

  • Build happy, high-performing, collaborative teams.
  • Engage in regular professional learning to develop their subject matter expertise.
  • Facilitate growth opportunities for individuals within their departments.
  • Confidently respond to the dynamic and varied needs of the school community.
  • Encourage excellence, both academic and pastoral.
  • Ensure safe and supportive environments for our students.
  • Remain committed to child protection and to meeting Child Safe standards.
  • Be visible and active proponents of School life, always role modelling our ethos, vision, and values.

If you have the right skills and experience, a passion for supporting adolescents through their formative years, and a track record of outstanding case management and innovative leadership, we welcome your application directly via this platform.   Please include an updated CV and a brief covering note that clearly indicates:

  • Your annual base salary expectations (on a full-time equivalent basis).
  • Your earliest available start date.

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  • Shortlisting will occur immediately so if you are keen to apply, do so as a priority.
  • Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • No Agency referrals will be accepted for this role.
  • In accordance with Child Protection legislation, all employees of Kambala must maintain a valid Working With Children Check.