About Us

St Michael’s Collegiate School is a learning community based on the Christian faith that values its people, its place and its potential.

We embody our values of Courage, Integrity and Compassion and are proud of our modern inclusive community where all families are welcome.

Since 1892 we have been the leading Anglican girls’ school in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania. We are shaped by our Christian foundation and provide exceptional learning opportunities from the early learning years through to Year 12.

Our staff and community are creative, inclusive and caring. Together we nurture the wellbeing of our students and encourage and inspire them to achieve the best possible outcome on their individual academic pathway, and grow as intellectually curious, compassionate, and resilient young people with leadership skills, who accept, work well with and care for others.

Our Values

Courage, Integrity, Compassion

About the Role

  • $115,000 – $119,000 + superannuation
  • Full-time (or part-time as agreed)
  • Maternity leave replacement, 1 year position (2024)
  • Graduates encouraged to apply

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Psychologist with exceptional interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence and a demonstrated ability to build authentic, collaborative relationships to join our School community for 2024.

This is leave replacement position consequential of maternity leave for 1-year, ideally commencing from early December, prior to the end of the school term to ensure adequate hand-over with the incumbent. 

In this position you will lead and facilitate the development of appropriate social and emotional programs for students across all year levels, provide psychological care and provide counselling, consultation and expert advice on matters involving risk arising from mental health issues, acute care and other complex issues within a school context.

Reporting to the Principal you will work closely with key staff to support students and families in building capacity that are aligned with the school’s values of courage, integrity and compassion.

You will have a broad range of duties with key accountabilities in:

  • Counselling and acute care
  • Assessment 
  • Student welfare and development

What we offer you

Offering a collaborative and supportive work environment with a team based approach to work, we recognise and value our staff. 

  • Tuition fee discounts for students attending Collegiate and our brother school, Hutchins (subject to eligibility requirements)
  • Subsidised parking
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative community based on our shared purpose, values and vision
  • Health and Wellbeing:
    • Free use of the Collegiate Pool.
    • Access to free, confidential, and professional counselling is available through our Employee Assistance Program and our onsite School Chaplain.
    • Free flu vaccinations are offered to all employees each year
    • Free on-site gym facilities are available for staff use

Conditions of Employment 

Collegiate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role prior to employment commencing. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Registration to Work With Vulnerable Persons (RWVP)
  • Criminal history record / identity checks
  • Comprehensive reference checks
  • Qualification checks

Collegiate is accredited with the Australian Childhood Foundation’s (ACF) Safeguarding Children Program and was the first girls’ school in Australia to gain this accreditation, which demonstrates our proactive approach to achieve best practice.

We are committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all students and children in our care. This commitment includes the provision of a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage exemplary behaviour that protects students from harm.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Further information

To make a confidential enquiry about this position and to obtain an applicant brief please contact the Human Resources Coordinator, Anouk Harding on (03) 6211 4994 or [email protected]

How to Apply

Applications close at 4:00pm Friday 1 September, 2023.

Please provide your up-to-date curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and how your skills and experience align; you are also required to address each selection criteria.

Please include the names and contact details of three referees.

Our preferred method of application is online, and CVs and letters of applications can be submitted via email to [email protected]





Job Salary

Part time