Counsellor Alta-1 College


East Metro
Full-time (1.0 FTE), contracted until 31st December 2023 
Commences: 18th September 2023

About Alta-1 College

Alta-1 College WA is an independent CARE (Curriculum and Reengagement in Education) School with a Christian ethos which educates approximately 800 students in various locations across the state. The College was started in Western Australia in 2004 and has since expanded to Queensland in 2015. We function as a multi-campus school, with nearly all Alta-1 Campuses deliberately utilising the premises of an existing church community. As a College, we intentionally work with disengaged and disadvantaged young people who are considered educationally, behaviourally and socio-emotionally at-risk. The students we see are between 12 and 18 years of age and are provided a pathway to complete their secondary education. 

Recognising that young people learn best when they feel connected and safe, Alta-1 delivers education in a small school environment while also delivering a well-developed therapeutic recovery model. This unique model provides an environment of belonging for the students encouraging them to acknowledge, confront and resolve negativity while engaging in a journey of healing, restoration, identity formation and purpose finding.

Alta-1 College is committed to providing a child-safe environment which safe-guards all students and is committed to promoting practices which provides safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children and young people.

The opportunity

Do you have a heart for young people? Would you like the opportunity to help improve the lives of disadvantaged and disengaged teenagers?

We are looking for a passionate Counsellor with relevant experience to join a large, dynamic team of both educators and support staff. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing support to both students and staff under the direction of the Regional Psychologist.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivery of services to students
  • Support of staff members
  • Critical Incident Response
  • Recording and reporting
  • Liaising with agencies and networking

About you

Essential requirements to be considered for the role

  • To be a practicing Christian with regular church attendance, who is enthusiastic and passionate about helping young people.
  • Meet the requirements of a Working With Children Check and Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.
  • Hold a minimum of a Diploma n Counselling, or higher.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

For more information regarding the function and requirements of this role, please refer to the job description located on our website at:

Benefits of working for Alta-1 College

  • Access to generous Salary Packaging options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Working within a fun and friendly Christian environment

How to apply

If you can see yourself becoming a member of the Alta-1 team and succeeding in this role then please apply. 

To be considered, all applications must include:

  • cover letter
  • separate document addressing the selection criteria
  • current resume
  • statement of faith written by you or a written reference from your pastor

You can locate the selection criteria in the job description located on our website at:

Please submit applications via email to [email protected] addressed to the Regional Principal East Metro, Darryl Baker.

Application closing date is Sunday 20th August.

Alta-1 encourages you to apply for this position as soon as possible and reserves the right to close this vacancy without notice.