Head of Student Counselling

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 2 August 2021 midday

Full time ongoing position

Commencing September 2021

8 weeks annual leave

Methodist Ladies' College (MLC) is one of Australia's most respected and innovative schools with over 2,000 students from our Early Learning Centre to Year 12.  We currently have an opportunity for an experienced and dedicated professional to lead the Student Counselling Team.

The Head of Student Counselling provides dynamic leadership to manage the of the operation of a professional student counselling service. The Student Counselling team provide professional consultation and short-term counselling to students (Prep - 12) and their families and is part of a range of support services and student wellbeing initiatives which aim to optimise student wellbeing and learning.

Social Work or Psychology qualifications are essential, as is experience with leading a team/ or providing professional supervision. Extensive counselling experience with children, adolescents and their families, ideally in an educational setting is required.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate effective leadership, communication and negotiation skills with a range of people including students, parents, staff and external professionals.  Masters/ Post Graduate qualifications in Psychology/ Counselling/ Family Therapy will be highly regarded.

This is a full time ongoing position, commencing September 2021 with 8 weeks annual leave.

Applications closed at midday Monday 2 August 2021.

Application Form

Personal Details

 
Title
First Name*
Surname*
Contact Phone Number*
Contact Email Address*
How did you find out about this opportunity?*
Are you a current employee of MLC?*
Are you a previous employee of MLC?*

Diversity

Our MLC Community is comprised of individuals, working together towards common goals. We are proud of our diversity and enjoy celebrating and learning about different people, different activities and different disciplines.

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?*
Are you fluent in a language other than English?*

Pre-Employment Requirements

Background checks and working rights will be checked for all successful applicants. You may be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia at an interview or at a later date. Applicants for teaching and non-teaching vacancies, who have a current National Police Certificate, must bring this to any interview requested. In addition to the National Police Certificate, applicants for teaching positions must bring their Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) card and applicants for non-teaching positions must bring their Working with Children Check card.

If you are appointed to a position at MLC, and do not have a National Police Certificate or Working with Children Check, you must apply for these prior to commencement. Please note the College accepts a National Police Certificate supplied directly from Victoria Police only. To obtain an application form you will need to log onto the Victoria Police website at www.police.vic.gov.au.

Please indicate your Australian Citizenship/Residency status.*
Please indicate what you will provide as evidence of your working rights.*

Background Checks

 
Do you have a valid Working with Children Check (Employment)?*
Do you have a National Police Check obtained within the last five years?*
Have you ever been charged with a criminal offence?*
Our process includes asking referees whether applicants have any child protection concerns.
Do you foresee any problem arising from this process?*
Are there any circumstances where you have engaged in public activities which may reflect negatively on the reputation of the School or potentially be in conflict with the values of Methodist Ladies' College?*
 I have selected 'Prefer not to answer' to one or more of the above questions and ask that a meeting be arranged between myself and the Director of Human Resources at Methodist Ladies' College.

Qualifications

What is your highest level of education/degree relevant to this position? E.g. Bachelor of Science (Hons), Associate Diploma of Childcare, Master of Teaching, Post Doctorate of Education.

Qualification*
Major/Specialisation*
Second Major/Minor
Institution*
Year Completed*

Cover Letter and CV

 
Covering Letter Attachment*

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Curriculum Vitae Attachment*

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Declaration

 
 I confirm that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I understand the recruitment process will include validation of the responses I have given and if these are found to be untrue or incorrect any employment relationship created may be void.*

Thank you for your application to MLC. You will receive an email from the MLC Human Resources Department acknowledging receipt of your application. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be contacted by telephone. If your application is not successful you will be notified by email.