Guidance Officers – Wellbeing Workforce FNQ Department of Education


About the Department of Education

The Department of Education (DoE) is committed to giving all children a great start and ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of Queensland. The department sets the foundations for quality early learning experiences and delivers world class education services. We are committed to ensuring our education and care systems are aligned to the state’s employment, skills and economic priorities, and inspire creativity, critical thinking and resilience. DoE is a diverse organisation with the largest workforce in the state. We are committed to teaching, learning and care environments that have at their centre child/student and staff health and safety.

About the Role

The department is establishing a world-leading wellbeing team to lead a range of initiatives across Queensland’s State Schools. 

These roles will see you deliver exceptional wellbeing services to children with varying challenges. Your impact will see their overall educational outcomes and future prospects improve. 

Working within the wider Wellbeing Workforce you will:

  • Focus on prevention and early intervention
  • Provide counselling services to students experiencing a range of mental health issues.
  • Support students to develop strategies that will assist with managing their challenges

Mandatory Requirements

  • Current full registration as a Teacher in Queensland. Information on registration requirements is available at or on toll free 1300 720 944.

AND one of the following:

  • Completed coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling, or an equivalent completed coursework Masters including study in the areas of psychoeducational assessment, counselling and mental health


  • General or provisional registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board


  • an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four or five year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist following completion of a board approved internship or accredited sequence of study.



What you can expect in return:

  • Flexible work options
  • Part time hours (Salary listed will be pro-rated)
  • 12.5% superannuation available
  • Salary packaging

Please Note

Guidance Officers employed through the Student Wellbeing Package must have a clear focus on delivering wellbeing support and counselling to students.

Verifications and assessments, for example, will continue to be provided by Guidance Officers within the wider school context.

How to Apply

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (referees should understand your relevant previous work history).
  • After submitting your resume and details you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. Ensure you complete all elements of this otherwise it will mark your application as incomplete. 

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Salary rate shown is reflective of the overall reach of roles being recruited. Exact salary ranges will be negotiated with the successful candidate/s.




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Job Salary

Part time