School Counsellor – St Finbarr’s Primary School, Byron Bay Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited



St Finbarr’s Primary School, Byron Bay



part time, temporary position (3 days per week) commencing ASAP 

3 year contract

Applicants must:

  • have a current NSW Working with Children Check.
  • current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; or membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers with Mental health Accreditation or membership of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)/ ACA (Australian Counselling Association) with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling
  • have the willingness to take an active part in the full life of the school and to support and uphold the mission and ethos of the Catholic Church’s work in schools.
  • compliance with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead Policy upon appointment


  • A strong understanding of the professional body’s ethical and legal requirements, especially in relation to working within a school setting.
  • Experience in providing evidence-based interventions with children and young people, individually and in groups.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and manage caseloads.
  • Experience and ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations and to students presenting with complex needs.
  • Experience or willingness to provide professional learning to school staff and families. 
  • Ability to work with a Pastoral Care team. 

Your application should address the above criteria including the nomination of two (2) referees including a Parish Priest, Priest or Minister.

Role Description

Enquiries to Karen Evans on 0409 605 441 or via email [email protected]


Applications close: 3:00 pm Wednesday 9 August 2023


Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited is committed to creating Child Safe Schools.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.




Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited

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