College Counsellor – St Andrew’s Catholic College Catholic Education Cairns



Start Date: 28 August 2023 (or as negotiated) 

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary Range: $112,123 to $119,300 FTE gross per annum 

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 18 August 2023

St Andrew’s Catholic College

St Andrew’s Catholic College is set on a picturesque 25 ha site located in the Redlynch Valley. The College is a P-12 co-educational school of over 1,720 students. In 2023, the College will organise its P-12 setting into a two-sector model: Junior (P-6) and Senior Years (7-12). This is indeed an exciting time for the College.

With a commitment to educational excellence and by honouring the uniqueness of each individual, the school facilitates student learning through the employment of effective teaching and learning practices with the use of technologies which engage and motivate enquiring minds. Our students demonstrate a clear sense of pride and commitment to their schooling, whether it be in the classroom, on the sporting field or through service to the religious life of the College.

About the Role

St Andrew’s Catholic College is seeking a counsellor to work collaboratively with our College Counselling team and school community with a focus on fostering the development, mental health and resilience of all students, including those considered at-risk and those with special needs. 

They will provide guidance and counselling skills through direct and indirect processes and through systemic and individual interventions, thus contributing to equitable educational access, participation, and outcomes for all students but predominately working with students in upper primary and the lower secondary years.

The College Counsellor is a certified professional who works in partnership with the school by contributing specialised knowledge and skills in a collaborative, collegial manner.

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description  STACC PosDesc – College Counsellor.pdf

Work Requirements

  • Formal qualifications at Degree level are required in the disciplines of Education with a Masters of Guidance and Counselling, or a Degree in Psychology or Social Work with appropriate experience
  • College Counsellors with Teaching, Psychology or Social Work registrations are required to provide evidence of
    current registration with one or more of the following:
    • College Counsellors (Teacher) require registration with Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) and full
      membership of the Queensland Guidance Counsellor Association (QGCA) or general registration with
      Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) or full membership with the Australian Association of Social
      Workers (AASW)
    • College Counsellors (Non Teacher e.g. psychologists or social workers) require general registration with
      Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) or membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Have highly developed interpersonal communication and relationship skills in dealing with a diverse range of students, school staff, parents, community members and professionals on an inter-agency basis
  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary range: per annum pending experience 
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary 
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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Catholic Education Cairns

Job Salary

Full time