School Psychologist St Hilda’s School


St Hilda’s School is one of Australia’s leading PP-12 Anglican Day and Boarding Schools for girls, located on the Gold Coast. With an enviable reputation of excellence in girls’ education and world class facilities, the School has a long history of outstanding academic achievement, based on strong Anglican Christian values. It is committed to excellence in the education of girls and to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for children and young people.

Applications for the following maternity leave contract position to commence in October 2023 and end in July 2024.


School Psychologist

Maternity Leave Contract

Fixed Term, Full Time

October 2023 – July 2024

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm


The School Psychologist is required to focus on student wellbeing and work collaboratively to promote and foster the development and mental health of all students.



  • To provide Counselling to students and their families Pre-prep to Year 12
  • To work closely with the psychologist team (2 other part time psychologists) and student welfare team
  • To liaise with staff to ensure holistic support for students and devise and deliver preventative mental health programs
  • To provide risk and safety assessments
  • To provide referrals for students to the appropriate external health professionals
  • To maintain accurate and up to date notes and files


Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements

  • Formal qualifications at Degree level in psychology with post-graduate qualifications in educational psychology, child and adolescent psychology, student counselling or school psychology desirable
  • Experience working in a school environment, with adolescents or liaising with schools an advantage 
  • Psychologists require evidence of general registration with Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Current First Aid, CPR and Mental Health First Aid Qualifications or willing to obtain prior to commencement  
  • Occasional after hours work such as evenings and weekends may be required due to the School being a Boarding School


As a prospective member of the St Hilda’s Community, you must be willing to support the Counselling Policy, Code of Conduct and the stated values and Anglican Ethos of the School. 

The successful applicant must be willing to have their name submitted to the Anglican Church’s Professional Standards Register. 

Online Application Forms and information about St Hilda’s School can be found on 

Applications should be submitted by 9.00am Tuesday 22 August 2023. The School reserves the right to select and appoint prior to the closing date.