Careers at CSPD


Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD). We welcome passionate individuals to share our commitment to serving children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

At any given time, we may have a variety of primary, secondary and specialist teaching roles available across our 80 schools as well as non-teaching positions in schools and our central office that support the delivery of innovative learning and teaching to around 43,500 students.

Our aim is to ensure our schools are the first choice for families, students and staff.

Check out our current opportunities below.

Wellbeing Counsellor - Student Counsellor

Apply now Job no: 504617
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Categories: Student Wellbeing

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Wellbeing Counsellor to join the growing Wellbeing team on a full-time basis. 

Wellbeing Counsellors - Primary and Secondary student wellbeing 

  • $97,451.12 to 116,941.12 plus superannuation

  • Work school terms only

  • Multiple locations from Dundas to the Blue Mountains

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) is a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. As part of a recent transformation of our system leadership structure, we have created a Wellbeing Directorate that will develop and execute a range of strategies to respond to the wellbeing and mental health needs of our students. We are seeking passionate and professional school based Wellbeing Counsellors to join our team.

About the opportunity:

We are seeking collaborative and skilled individuals who will deliver a range of services. You will deliver high level advice and proactivity in the area of supporting learning and teaching. You will work in collaboration with teachers in learning spaces and partner with the leadership team. More specifically you will:

  • Collaborate with schools and other professionals to promote school wide mental health and wellbeing initiatives

  • Engage with families to support their child and to strengthen home-school partnerships across different schools

  • Provide individual and group counselling with students as well as working with school and other parts of CEDP in the identification and implementation of reasonable adjustments

  • Liaise with external agencies and professionals to enhance student support

  • Support leaders and staff to respond effectively to student welfare

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to design personalised plans for students

About you:

To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:

  • 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

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a registered Psychologist or Social Worker

  • Be a registered psychologist or a social worker eligible for membership of the  Australian Association of Social Workers

  • Have the capacity to make a significant contribution within schools to matters related to student welfare and wellbeing

  • Demonstrate evidence based professionally informed judgement in dealing with sensitive issues

  • Demonstrate the capacity to engage students, parents and teachers in the counselling process

  • The capability to facilitate parent and care-giver education

  • Be supportive of our Catholic ethos

Qualifications and accreditations:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

  • Eligible for membership with Australian Association of Social Workers ( AASW)  OR  general registration as a psychologist with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance

We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future. We also offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, parental leave, flexible work, wellbeing programs and professional development.


This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here. 

CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Apply today!

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