School Counsellor/Psychologist Abbotsleigh School


Welcome to the community of Abbotsleigh. Abbotsleigh is a pre-kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican day and Boarding school for girls located in Wahroonga, Upper North Shore. Our curriculum is broad and encourages all areas of creativity and innovation, from our earliest learners to our Senior Girls. Abbotsleigh inspires girls to lead a purposeful life, to thrive, and to make a positive impact on the world of today and tomorrow. Our teachers are role models who inspire each girl to strive to reach her personal best.

‘With education, women can do, or be, anything.’ (Miss Betty Archdale, 6th Headmistress 1958 – 1970)

The Role

Permanent part-time (0.8 FTE), Preference being: Mon, Tues, Wed or Thur, and Fri

Abbotsleigh seeks an experienced part-time Registered Psychologist with a membership of AHPRA to join the team of professional colleagues within Junior School and the wider Wellbeing and Counselling team of Abbotsleigh. The counselor appointed will work across the Junior School campus (Early Learning Centre, Transition and Kindergarten through to Year 6) to best meet the holistic needs of girls, staff, and parents.

The Duties

The School Counsellor guides young people to realise their full potential, through an interest in, and empathy towards girls ranging in age from Early Learning to Year 6 by using a wide knowledge of available resources. The role requires liaison between girls and staff and the development of close working relationships with those with key roles in Wellbeing teams. In addition to providing support and guidance to those in crisis, the Counsellor will assist with providing practices such as resilience building, time management and study skills.

Why work at Abbotsleigh?

At Abbotsleigh it is our talented and committed staff members who are the foundation of our community. At Abbotsleigh we are dedicated to helping our staff reach their full potential. Our positive and collaborative culture allows teachers to bring meaningful learning experiences to our girls. It is our motivated girls who make teaching at Abbotsleigh a productive and inspiring space to work.

  • We empower our staff to grow and develop as exceptional professionals, providing an extensive career development program
  • We provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and are a technology-rich learning environment
  • Our students love to learn and love to be challenged
  • Beautiful grounds and close to Wahroonga Village
  • Onsite exercise facilities, parking, and close to public transport
  • Generous remuneration and student fee discounts
  • Stimulating vibrant Community

Abbotsleigh’s Commitment to Child Protection

Abbotsleigh is a ‘Child Safe Organisation’ committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of all children and young people at the School and is dedicated to protecting them from abuse and harm. All children and young people who come to Abbotsleigh have a right to feel and be safe.

Successful applicants will be subject to employment screening processes with the Office of the Children’s Guardian and will be required to provide a current Working with Children registration number. In addition, teaching staff will be expected to possess current University and NESA certifications.

Applications received immediately