Teacher School Counsellor, Royal Far West School

$127,157 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service

Job Category: Schools | TCH Other

Job Location: Sydney Region

Job Reference Number: 00008DUR

Number of Positions: 1

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.

Contact: 02 9977 2452 - Sharon Smithies

Closing Date: 28/07/2021 - 04:00 PM

Principal Network: The Beaches

Staffing Area: Northern Beaches

School Name: Royal Far West School

FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Royal Far West School (RFWS) is a unique School for Specific Purpose (SSP) situated within the Royal Far West (RFW) clinical service building Manly. RFWS provides educational services to the clients of the Royal Far West's integrated health, education and disability service. The NSW Centre for Effective Reading has a hub within the school. The Centre provides services to students with complex and severe reading difficulties in rural and remote NSW. Although located on the beachfront at Manly, all students are from country NSW, often from remote areas of the state. Students present with a range of medical conditions, including developmental, learning, behavioural, emotional and communication difficulties and disorders. The school works with students aged 3.6 to 18 years, with 25% being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

All children are accompanied to RFW by a parent or carer. The school works in partnership with families, RFW, country schools and local services to provide information, consultancy, resource advice, professional development and program assistance. RFWS has a strong focus on building capacity in schools across the state using video conferencing and internet–based video communication for individual, ongoing student support.

School counsellors work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with school and Departmental staff to enhance student learning and wellbeing. They provide psychological counselling services to students in allocated public schools from Preschool to Year 12.

The successful applicant will complement a team of specialist staff at Royal Far West School to support schools, families and students of predominantly primary age who present with a range of developmental, learning and behavioural difficulties. As part of the CER Manly team they will provide assessment and intervention services to primary aged students with complex reading and learning difficulties and their teachers in rural and remote areas of NSW

Selection Criteria

To be successful in these roles you will have:

  • Teaching qualifications and eligibility for an approval to teach in NSW Department of Education schools
  • Be a registered or provisionally registered psychologist, or eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Have demonstrated understanding of the mental health needs and experience in counselling children and young people using evidence-based interventions
  • Experience in cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment of children and young people including interpreting information from key stakeholders
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for children and young people
  • Highly competent in using technology to support the delivery of telepsychology
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021