Psychologist, Metropolitan Region Department of Education


Bring your professional experience into schools and make a real difference in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Queensland state school students.

About the Role

As a specialist member of a multi-disciplinary team working in a school, you will connect with students, staff, parents, carers and the broader community. This position provides services such as counselling, assessment and intervention, focusing on students’ mental health and wellbeing.

Multiple permanent full-time and part-time positions are available in secondary schools in Metropolitan Region.

Example of locations included:

  • Bundamba State Secondary College
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Forest Lake State High School
  • Redbank Plains State High School
  • Brisbane Bayside State College
  • Sunnybank State High School
  • Kedron State High School

Salary advertised is reflective of full-time position.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Individual and group counselling and therapeutic interventions with students, parents and families
  • Support and manage diagnoses from external providers, monitoring students’ progress
  • Assist school communities to respond to critical incidents and provide counselling and support to affected students
  • Identify needs and participate in the referral and planning of services for children, parents and families to community health agencies
  • Complete the minimum requirements for 30 hours of professional development activities annually in line with the Psychology Board of Australia registration standards

What you can expect in return

  • Part-time and full-time options available
  • 12.5% superannuation
  • Competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases
  • Annual leave loading (17.5%)
  • 38-hour week

A mandatory requirement of this role

Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification in Psychology and general registration with AHPRA. Or if a new graduate, must hold provisional registration with AHPRHA with a supervision plan approved by the Psychology Board of Australia prior to the commencement of employment.

Contact Name: Donna Lloyd, (07) 3028 8248

Closing Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2022

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of who should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2-page response outlining your skills and abilities relevant to the role. You can use the ‘your role’ section as a guide.

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.



Department of Education

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