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School Counsellor - Royal Far West School

NSW Department of Education

Job Description Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service Job Category: Schools | Teachers Job Location: Sydney Region Job Reference Number: 00008GSZ 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: 15/09/2021 - 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 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.


Date01 October 2021

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