Teacher School Counsellor, Eschol Park Public School

$114,720 - $127,157 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Eschol Park Public School, Eschol Park Drive, Eschol Park NSW, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Student Services Teaching - Primary Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | Teachers

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008ME9
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Package valued up to $127,157. Base salary ranges from $72,263 - $114,720* plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available dependent on professional experience. *Note there is no automatic progression to $114,720 - Band 3. Access to Band 3 is available once a school counselor has progressed through all salary bands and upon successful application for Advanced Certification level against the NSW School Counselling Service PPF.
Contact: 0459876952 - Anne Frahm
Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: St Andrews
Staffing area: Campbelltown
School name: Eschol Park Public School
FTE: 1.000


Eschol Park Public School is located in South West Sydney and serves a diverse community. It is part of the St Andrews Network of schools for the Department of Education.

370 students are enrolled at Eschol Park Public School where students from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) make up 39% of the school population and 11% of students identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. There are 16 classes formed mainly in stage groupings.

Our school motto is Truth, Quality and Care. The school and its community have high expectations of students and value the provision of a variety of learning opportunities. Many successful learning programs are planned and implemented by the highly dedicated, experienced teaching staff working in a team environment.

The school prides itself on its inclusive and supportive environment where all students, teachers and parents are valued as integral to the learning process.

Are you looking for a rewarding career that is purposeful and stimulating, working with children and young people? The NSW Department of Education is seeking to appoint School Counsellors in a range of locations.

The Department of Education serves the NSW community by providing world-class education from early childhood through to adulthood.

School counsellors work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with school and Departmental staff to enhance student learning and wellbeing.

They are appointed to a base school and provide psychological counselling services to students in allocated public schools from Preschool to Year 12.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a new and exciting growth phase at the Department of Education. You can look forward to a diverse caseload that you will find professionally satisfying and allow you to apply your professional skills in a supported and collegial environment.

Selection Criteria

  • We are looking for School Counsellors with qualifications in Education and Psychology. 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 of children and young people
  • Experience in counselling children and young people using evidence-based interventions
  • Experience in cognitive, emotional and behavioral assessment of children and young people
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively and liaise with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for children and young people
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


Ability and willingness to travel between worksites.

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes

Scholarships are available for successful applicants who require additional training in the delivery of psychological services in school settings.

Successful applicants will be provided with a Departmental induction program, ongoing professional learning and professional supervision.

Find out more about working in the school counselling service

Visit the Department’s School counselling service pages to discover more about working as a school psychologist or school counsellor in NSW public schools.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.

The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria



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Job Closing Date

01 Dec, 2021