Cedar Care Coordinator
38 hours per week, 41 weeks per year, permanent + 4 holiday weeks paid
Cedar College is seeking a qualified counsellor to coordinate the smooth running of the Cedar Care faculty as they support the wellbeing of Cedar College students.
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ABOUT THE ROLE
The Cedar Care Coordinator is responsible for the smooth running of the Cedar Care faculty to support the wellbeing of Cedar College students. As a qualified professional, the Cedar Care Coordinator will work with their staff team, school leaders, colleagues, families, and external agencies to support the wellbeing of students within the College. The Cedar Care Coordinator is to approach their role with a Christian Worldview, and undertake their role in line with the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the College as determined by the College Pastor and College Leadership Team.
Applicants will need to demonstrate a sincere commitment to Jesus Christ and the philosophy of Christian Education. Applicants will also demonstrate an active involvement in their local church and align themselves with the College’s core beliefs.
Necessary Qualifications and Checks:
- Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)or similar.
- A member of a professional body.
- Current RHHAN-EC Certificate (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care).
- Current WWCC (Working with Children Check).
- Experience in an education setting is desired.
- Completion of the Protective Practices online course (can be completed upon commencement of employment).
DETAILS SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION:
The successful applicant will work closely with the Cedar Care Team, the College Pastor, and College Leadership.
They will have a vibrant, growing relationship with God and be a committed member of their local church. They will be able to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative and unified manner and have excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and communication skills with staff, students, and parents. They will be teachable, and committed to the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the College. The ability to counsel in-line with a Christian Worldview is essential.
Along with the relevant qualifications to undertake counselling work and lead a team, applicants are required to: hold a current RHHAN-EC Certificate, a current WWCC, adhere to the College’s COVID-19 vaccination policy and complete the Protective Practices online course (which can be completed upon commencement of employment).
Personal Requirements and Abilities:
- Have a vibrant, growing relationship with God.
- Be a committed member of a local church congregation.
- Demonstrate an ability to manage highly confidential information with discretion and integrity.
- Be able to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative and unified manner.
- Have excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and communication skills with staff, students, and parents.
- Demonstrate a genuine love and desire to guide and develop young people.
A complete job description, outlining key responsibilities and requirements, is available upon request.
About Cedar Care:
Cedar Care exists to provide pastoral care to students whose mental health and wellbeing is challenged by various factors. Through supportive listening and biblical guidance, our aim is to develop the young person and equip them to face these challenges while still undertaking their education.
Our approach to care is shaped by our faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God. It is through this that a biblical approach to counselling and pastoral care occurs.
Cedar Care Core Values
As a team, we seek to reflect these core values of the college:
Value 1: We value the preciousness of each individual person.
Value 2: We value authentic community and relationships.
Value 3: We value the Christian faith as the foundation for life.
At Cedar College, our Christian faith and identity are of utmost importance – it’s who we are. This Christian faith shapes our goals for each student, as they:
Discover Jesus – source of hope and comfort
Display love – practical strategies, following Jesus’ lead, a school community which supports and cares
Develop self – resilience, character growth, the realisation we are valued by God
An application form, obtainable by calling (08) 8261 3377 must be submitted with a cover letter, in order to be considered. A maximum 3 page résumé to complement our application form is welcome. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applications Close: Monday February 6, 2023, 9am