Head of Counselling Shore


Shore is a leading Anglican Day and Boarding School, emphasising excellence in academic, cultural, and sporting pursuits and fostering integrity in moral and spiritual development in a Christian environment. Established in 1889 as a leading comprehensive school for boys’ education, Shore welcomed girls to the Early Learning Centre and K, 1, 2 Preparatory School at its Northbridge Campus in 2003. Shore’s rich history and traditions have powerfully shaped the School, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
Reporting to the Deputy Head Pastoral Care, you will draw on your experience as a psychologist in mental health, clinical and education settings to lead and guide the support of students, families and staff in complex matters and implement and evaluate solutions focused counselling and support programs across the whole School. You are a passionate leader who strongly desires to enhance the holistic development of our student’s spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical capability and well-being through counselling and support programmes. You will manage the Counselling Services Team and role model care for students as you resource and upskill staff to enhance the management of the social and emotional needs of students. You will ensure precise and consistent communication with families and School staff to ensure all stakeholders receive considered, timely and appropriate information and advice.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Empathy with and an understanding of boys and a strong commitment to the ongoing delivery of educational excellence for boys in a Christian independent school.
  • Full registration as a clinical psychologist (desirable) with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (Ahpra).
  • Experience working with children and their families in a mental health/clinical settings and education settings. 
  • Experience in case management, presenting seminars/workshops and managing the legal, ethical and organisational requirements of a clinical, counselling role
  • Strategic development, program management and administration skills with an ability to consult, plan, delegate and keep others accountable.
  • Developed skills in problem solving and decision making, including a willingness to adopt collaborative and consultative approaches.
  • Highly effective communication skills including both in oral and written forms and the ability to interact and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • The ability to recruit, build, lead, equip, manage and develop teams.
  • Current Working with Children Check

Benefits for you:

  • Shore offers a collegiate and dynamic working environment where your input will be valued.
  • You will have professional development opportunities.
  • Attractive salary packaging arrangements
  • Complimentary lunches during term time
  • Access to annual influenza vaccinations
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • School fee concessions
  • Access and use of the gymnasium, swimming pool and pilates classes at the North Sydney campus.

A job prospectus and position description is available here: 
Applications must include a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, a resume detailing your skills, qualifications, and experience, together with names and phone numbers of referees.
Applications close on Monday 14 August 2023 at 5pm.
Applications will be considered as they are received, and interviews will occur progressively.

For further information, please email [email protected].