School Counsellor

MLC School  
Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  

Employment Type: Opportunity for ongoing Part-time (0.6FTE), with the view to transition to Full Time in 2022

Start date: Term 1, 2021

Closing date: 5pm, 27th January 20201

MLC School is looking for an experienced and passionate School Counsellor to join our dedicated team of counsellors in 2021.

About MLC School

Founded in 1886 MLC School is an Australian Independent Girls’ School of the Uniting Church in Australia. MLC School’s mission is to educate and inspire young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others.

Our academic, co-curricular and pastoral care programs are responsive to the changing needs of these complex times and encourage girls to take measured risks, embrace innovation and adapt to change.

Who is the MLC School girl?

The MLC School girl is empowered with skills and capabilities that enable her to be adaptive, compassionate and courageous. She embraces new challenges and opportunities and strives for excellence. She is cared for and well supported so that she can confidently focus on her own individual, personal and academic growth.

The MLC School girl is at the heart of everything we do.

About the position

Our School Counsellors are responsible for designing and conducting counselling programs, and for providing external referrals, to support the academic, social, emotional and psychological needs of our students. In this context, the School Counsellor is part of a team that also provides specialist advice to school leaders, teachers, parents and carers regarding students experiencing psychological, social or emotional distress.

As one of our School Counsellors, you will provide confidential and professional counselling service to students from Kindergarten to Year 12, for a wide range of wellbeing concerns, including social, emotional and academic needs.

You will play an integral part in fostering the wellbeing of students through a proactive and supportive counselling approach. You will work in collaboration with the Counselling Team as well as the Leadership and Pastoral Care teams to encourage and promote student wellbeing at MLC School.

About you

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with children and/or adolescents up to the age of 18.

The successful applicant will have relevant qualifications and be a registered psychologist. Experience in a school environment would be advantageous although all experience working with children and/or adolescents is relevant.

This role would suit you if you are currently working in private practice and are contemplating a move into a different area of working with young people such as a school setting. If you are interested in leading programs, being proactive in the care and provision of counselling, and would like to work with students both individually and collectively, this role would be of interest.

Essential Criteria:

  • Registered psychologist
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Ability to work with students across the K to Year 12 age range
  • Experience as a skilled and committed counsellor/psychologist with proven experience in supporting the wellbeing of young children through effective diagnosis, counselling and other suitable forms of engagement
  • NSW Working with Children Clearance


  • Particular interest and experience in working with children and adolescents to create proactive and supportive programs and support structures
  • Current First Aid and CPR qualifications

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a number of exciting benefits including:

  • Professional learning opportunities
  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite parking
  • Access to the School's gym and indoor Aquatic Centre

How to apply:

Please review the Position Description and Apply at the top of the page to submit your application.

You must include a copy of your academic transcript with your CV and Cover Letter.

Applications close at 5pm, 27th January 2021.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. MLC School reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

We do not welcome interest from recruitment agencies at this time.