School Counsellor

Job Description


Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is an Anglican day school strongly committed to single sex education for girls. Catering for students from Early Learning Centre (Three Year Old) to Year 12, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School seeks to provide excellence in education within a caring Christian community and to prepare young women for a personally and professionally fulfilling life.

Reporting to the Head of Counselling, the School Counsellor will work with students and families in all year levels, from Early Learning Centre (Three and Four year olds) through to Year 12.  The School Counsellor will provide psychological services to students and parents including counselling, pastoral care and testing and assessment of students. In the Senior School, the School Counsellor will work closely with the Year Level Coordinators and Class Tutors to support the pastoral care system of the School.  The School Counsellor’s role will extend to include being a Class Tutor and may require some out of hours work.

This position requires the incumbent to work part time, 3 days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) during school term time (39 weeks per year), with flexibility to attend Staff Days, Staff Conferences, Parent Seminars and Celebration Night.  The role will commence in Term 1 2022.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and registration as a Child or Adolescent Psychologist and experience working with and sound understanding of the needs of girls in all levels from Early Learning Centre (Three and Four year olds) through to Year 12.  A valid and current Working with Children Check will also be required for this position.

For further information about this position and to view the position description please visit our website.

All staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the State Government Health directions.

Additional Information

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School has a zero tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children's wellbeing and protecting children from abuse. Ministerial Order 870 requires Ivanhoe Girls’ to implement child safety standards and to accommodate and take the needs of all children (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable) into account when creating a child safe environment.

The incumbent of this role must comply with Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School’s child safety policies and related policies and procedures (including the Code of Conduct), upholding the overarching principles and values set out and conducting themselves in accordance with the commitment to take all reasonable steps to promote the safety of children.

How to Apply

Please forward written applications, addressing the key selection criteria to:

Mrs Brett Borbely
Director of Student Wellbeing
Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe VIC 3079

Email applications to:


Applications close: 9.00am, Monday 29 November 2021


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