School Social Worker/Psychologist La Salle College

JOB DESCRIPTION

About La Salle College

La Salle College was founded by the Lasallian Order in 1954, but our legacy in the Swan Valley dates back to the community of the local Midland parishes in the early 1900s.

Upon this rich history, we are continually evolving as a modern secondary Catholic education institution catering for the educational, spiritual and pastoral care needs of 1400 students, including boarding for students from regional and remote Western Australia. We proudly maintain our Catholic identity while embracing our forward-thinking and innovative approach to education. 

About the Role

As an integral member of the College’s pastoral care structure, the Social Worker/Psychologist focuses on the students within the school environment with the goal of maximising each student’s learning potential, emotional well-being, social development and interpersonal skills.

In achieving this goal, the Social Worker/Psychologist works with individuals, peer groups, class groups, teachers and families through the provision of a professional counselling service that is guided by the Ethics and Codes of Practice of the relevant professional association.

The Social Worker/Psychologist works in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team and Student Services Team to achieve the best outcomes possible for the students in the College’s care. The Social Worker/Psychologist supports the Catholic faith and tradition of La Salle College and adds to the spiritual dimension of the College.

The Social Worker/Psychologist is sensitive to and supportive of students from a variety of cultures. The Social Worker/Psychologist supports the Behaviour Management strategies in place at the College and contributes to these strategies through the provision of peer mediation and restorative practices.

About You

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Have previous experience in a similar role in an education setting
  • Hold appropriate tertiary qualifications
  • Demonstrated effective Duty of Care for students in line with policy and procedures
  • An exemplary record of professional conduct, including maintaining appropriate confidentiality
  • Have the capacity to maintain accurate and complete records and effective administration and organisation of activities related to the role
  • Be a productive and collaborative member of a school community
  • Develop and sustain quality professional relationships, using effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • A track record of ongoing personal and professional growth and development
  • Hold and maintain a Working with Children Check and Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check

To Apply

Please apply directly through Seek, with your curriculum vitae and a Cover Letter highlighting your suitability for the role. 

For a comprehensive Role Description, please visit the College website: www.lasalle.wa.edu.au/staff. 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

La Salle College

Job Salary

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