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 Lead Counsellor

Apply now Job no: 506699
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Categories: Student Wellbeing

  • Work school terms only

  • Permanent full-time role  

  • $128,635.00 base salary, plus superannuation 


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 the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.

About the role:

We are seeking a collaborative and skilled individual, who will deliver a range of services. You will also 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 CSPD 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 CSPD 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 three (3) years’ experience as a registered Psychologist or Social Worker

  • 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 qualification

  • 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

 What You’ll Get: 

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Leadership development opportunities

  • Diverse, energetic and supportive workplace culture and team

  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary

Interested? Apply today!

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 people, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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