School Counsellor CatholicCare Tasmania


School Counsellor / Psychologist

North West Part Time Permanent

The School Counsellor is an outreach position that partners with Primary and Secondary Catholic Schools across Tasmania. Students seeking counselling may be experiencing a broad range of issues such as family relationship difficulties, family separation, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, family violence or other forms of trauma.


What we can offer you?

  • Access to salary packaging – reduce taxable income and increase your take home pay.
  • Continuous learning and development, regular clinical supervision and support.
  • Additional 4 paid days bonus leave for Easter Tuesday and the Christmas period. Plus, other generous leave provisions such as additional long service leave and paid parental leave.
  • Be a part of a team dedicated to supporting and improving Tasmania’s individual, family and community wellbeing.


What will you do?

  • Provision of counselling to students, using developmentally appropriate evidenced based models of intervention.
  • Provide counselling and group work activities in collaboration with other CatholicCare staff and/ or in conjunction with other organisations.
  • Regularly liaise with Teachers, Vice Principal(s) and Principal(s).
  • Conduct parent interviews to gain information, explain concerns and encourage active involvement.
  • Provide students with opportunities to actively participate in establishing goals relevant to interventions and make appropriate referrals to external sources if required.


What can you bring to us?

  • Demonstrated experience and training in student or children’s counselling, including an understanding of the impact of family violence on women, children, men and family functioning.
  • Demonstrated experience in exercising considerable initiative, discretion and professional judgement and accept personal responsibility within the full scope of the role.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline, post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People registration.



For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Cheree on 0417 411 367

Ready to apply?

With guidance from the Position Description, please address each of the points in the selection criteria and let us know why you are the right person to fill this role (maximum two pages).


Closing date:

Applications close 5 pm Friday the 18th August 2023

CatholicCare Tasmania is committed to safeguarding the interests of children and young persons. We are committed to protecting children and young people from harm and require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.


CatholicCare Tasmania is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and will need to evidence their registration to Work with Vulnerable People and Police Check as part of the recruitment process.