School Counsellor Department of Education


Professional 1, Remuneration Package Range $76,112 – $98,057 (including salary $64,904 – $83,700)
Professional 2, Remuneration Package Range $100,943 – $120,736 (including salary $86,204 – $103,377)
Selection will be made at the P1 or P2 level depending on the experience and / or qualifications of the successful applicant.
Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Programs & Services – Clients Services
Ongoing and Fixed
Several vacancies are available in various locations throughout the Northern Territory.

Are you a social worker or psychologist who is passionate about ensuring all children are welcomed into an inclusive environment and can learn to their full potential?

About the team:

Work in a multidisciplinary team supporting schools in regional networks to implement best practice wellbeing and inclusion approaches to improve learning outcomes for students with diverse needs.

About the role:

The School Counsellor is an essential position providing professional expertise and evidence-based practices to build the capacity and understanding of student wellbeing and safety. This is a front-line position supporting and assessing vulnerable young people and schools to improve the wellbeing and safety of students.

To be successful you will need a degree in social work and eligibility as a social worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), OR, a degree in psychology and registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

What you’ll get in return:  

  • Attractive salary package + 6 weeks recreational leave, 3 weeks personal leave and recreation leave loading allowance
  • Study and professional learning opportunities to develop your career and professional practice
  • Work with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Real opportunities for long term employment with the Northern Territory Government
  • Relocation allowance for suitable intrastate and interstate candidates

Corporate-based conditions apply to this position. The applicant must hold or be able to obtain a Working with Children Notice Clearance and an NT driver’s licence. Visits to remote schools may necessitate travel by four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads or light aircraft and include overnight stays in remote communities of up to four days. Four wheel drive training will be provided by the NT Department of Education.

About the location: 

For further information about these vacancies, please contact Chris Mukangaya, Assistant Director Client Services on 0499 932 429 or [email protected] 

Quote vacancy number: 19672
Closing date: 06/09/2023

Applications should address the Selection Criteria in a one page cover letter. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit 



Department of Education

Job Salary

Full time