Teacher School Counsellor - Ryde Public School

$73,737 - $130,336 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Ryde NSW 2112, Australia
  • 17 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | Teachers

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008YPJ
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at up to $130,336.00. Base salary ranges from $73,737.00 to $117,060.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: 02 98093181 - Lynette Bellamy
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Ryde
Staffing area: Ryde
School name: Ryde Public School
FTE: 1.000


School counsellors are an essential part of the department’s school counselling service.

They provide counselling and psychological assessment of students to complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes, and they help families understand and manage their children’s learning and mental health needs.

This is a truly collegiate role offering unique challenges and opportunities – both in your professional development and your ability to make an impact on the lives of children and young people.

The successful candidate will be based at a primary school or high school in metropolitan NSW (see below Location Nomination form with current vacancies) and provided with opportunities to work across the lifespan with both primary and high school aged students.

Working as a school counsellor in a NSW public school will enable you to engage with a diversity of students (and school communities) like no other child and adolescent psychologist role can.

This is a chance to use your skills to make a real difference in the lives of children and young people at a time in their lives when it matters most.

School counsellors receive regular, individual professional supervision with the Senior Psychologist Education and participate in group and peer supervision as a member of the broader district school counselling team. You will most likely be collaborating with a number of school communities and colleagues, as well as outside agencies, with the opportunity to use and expand the full range of your skills and expertise as part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team.

School counsellors are provided with regular opportunities to participate in continuing professional development and the NSW Department of Education will support you to complete or maintain your registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Other benefits include school holiday leave, travel allowances, and health and wellbeing benefits such as our Fitness Passport program. The department will also cover your indemnity insurance as a psychologist.

Ryde Public School is located in the heart of the city of Ryde. The school is set on expansive grounds with buildings that reflect the long history of the school. Iconic sandstone buildings and modern classrooms blend to provide innovative learning environments.

The students at Ryde Public School enjoy a holistic education that provides opportunities in the arts, sport, academics and nurtures social and emotional development.

Increased urban renewal and development in Ryde is supporting the growth in enrolments. The school community is a reflection of the rich cultural diversity of the city of Ryde. The school proudly serves the many families that have their first Australian school experience at Ryde.

The school is enriched with an enrolment of 565 students who are from language backgrounds other than English (>80%). The school supports programs for children with special needs, and four specialised classes for children with diagnosed learning disabilities. Fifty language backgrounds are represented within the total enrolments in the school.

The school strives to provide inclusivity and sense of belonging that is felt from the moment that our students and community enter through the school gate.

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 behavioural 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


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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements 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
Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.