Guidance Counsellor / Psychologist St Michael's Catholic School, Palm Island

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Diocese of Townsville Catholic EducationPalm Island
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
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Townsville Catholic Education Office

Based in Palm Island

Full Time 2 year Contract Position Commencing January 2019


Townsville Catholic Education Office is offering a dynamic and challenging opportunity for a Guidance Counsellor/Psychologist.  The successful applicant will be a member of a pastoral and student support team, assisting the primary school to provide the most appropriate educational experiences for their students.  A particular emphasis will be to work collaboratively with the school community to provide and foster the achievement, participation and development of all students.


St Michael’s Catholic School has a strong commitment to the education of your Aboriginal and Torres Strait children as well as the provision of positive academic, social and cultural opportunities within a caring and dynamic environment.  St Michael’s has a current enrolment of 110 students in classes from Prep to Year 6.  Palm Island is a 20 minute flight from mainland Townsville and accommodation is available on the island.


Provisional Psychologists are encouraged to apply.


Selection Criteria:

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the ethos of the Catholic School
  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration as a teacher in Queensland, and one year (minimum) full-time (or part-time equivalent) coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling


Full registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board of Australia or a fourth year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist through AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia following completion of the board approved internship or accredited sequence of study.

  • Experience with and commitment to the education and wellbeing of Indigenous students within the context of their families and communities.
  • Highly developed inter-personal communication and relationship skills in dealing with a diverse range of students, school staff, parents, community members and professionals from other agencies and organisations
  • Capacity to facilitate and perform psycho-educational assessments.
  • Capacity to develop and implement counseling and wellbeing programs to support the needs of children with personal, social and emotional needs


Please review the Position Description and Guidance Counsellor/Psychologist Brochure before preparing your statement to address the Selection Criteria

Position Description

Guidance Counsellor_Psychologist Brochure


Please ensure you address all of the Selection Criteria before submitting your application.  To assist, refer to the Responding to Selection Criteria Guidance.


Closing Date: Monday 21st January 2019



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Address: Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan, Queensland, QLD 4814, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4773 0900