School Guidance Counsellor/Social Worker/Psychologist Mount Alvernia College


Mount Alvernia is a Year 7-12 Independent Catholic Girls’ College which strives for excellence in all aspects of the education of young women. We are guided by our Franciscan narrative that calls us to be visionary in our aspirations, ethical in relationships and agile in solutions. 

We are seeking a highly motivated staff member who is passionate about improving educational and wellbeing outcomes for all students. Staff at Mount Alvernia College are committed to working collaboratively in pursuit of the best outcomes for the students in their care.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified personnel for the following 12-month CONTRACT position to commence Term 4, 2023:


Information for applicants:

This role includes:

  • Working one-on-one in a counselling environment for students aged 11-18 years;
  • Referral liaison with external treating teams and another College Counsellor;
  • Creation and support of mental health initiatives in the school community.
  • The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution Psychology and registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) is a requirement for this role. While not mandatory, possession of post-graduate qualifications (e.g. Masters Degree, DPsych, PhD) from a relevant accredited psychology training program or equivalent would be well regarded. 


  •  The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Social Work, as well as eligibility for full membership to the Australia Association of Social work (AASW). Overseas qualified Social Work candidates require a “certification of eligibility” letter from the AASW to confirm their eligibility for membership to AASW.
  • Previous experience in an educational setting is preferred but not essential. 

The Position Description and information about the College can be obtained from the College website

As an employer of choice we offer the following workplace benefits to our staff:

  • Full onboarding and orientation process.
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% with co-contribution.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave.
  • 10 days paid spousal leave. 
  • Salary packaging options. 
  • Transfer of novated car lease can be arranged.
  • Portability of Personal Leave between Queensland Catholic Education Employing Authorities provided continuous service.
  • Portability of Long Service Leave between Queensland Catholic Education Employing Authorities provided continuous service.
  • Portability of HAT and LT accreditation.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides a range of personal and family benefits including free counselling.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program for Staff.
  • Provision of College Laptop.
  • Teacher professional growth programs and opportunities. 
  • Comprehensive Early Career Teacher and Middle Leadership mentoring and professional learning programs.
  • Support for external professional development opportunities.
  • Late class start one morning per week to support staff meeting and professional learning time.
  • Faith Formation in the Franciscan Charism.
  • Opportunities to participate in community and outreach experiences
  • Generous support provided for staff seeking HAT status
  • Staff awards and acknowledgement 
  • Staff Social Club Events and Activities throughout the year.
  • Staff wellbeing initiatives and use of the college facilities, including pools and gym. 
  • Travel opportunities through our Student Tours, Immersions and Pilgrimages.
  • Barista made Coffee onsite at La Cucina (our College Café)
  • Being part of a collegial learning community that actively promotes ethical leadership and sustainability as part of its core mission in the Franciscan tradition.


Applicants must include the following:

  • A cover letter clearly addressing the candidate’s suitability for the requirements of the role (max. 2 pages)
  • A CV, including qualifications, experience and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

Applications should be addressed to the College Principal and emailed to: [email protected] 

This position involves working with children. The appointment of a successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory screening for child related employment in accordance with the law.

All applicants should also read and familiarise themselves with the College’s Staff Recruitment Policy and Student Protection Processes and Guidelines which can be accessed on the College website

Applications close: 9am, Monday 21 August 2023.

Mount Alvernia College reserves the right to contact referees and interview candidates before the closing date. 



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