Guidance Counsellor - All Saints' School, BOONAH, Saints

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Brisbane Catholic EducationSaints
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term:

  • Part Time - Fixed Term  2020 school year 0.4 FTE (two days/week) - Days to be negotiated
  • Commencing January 2020
  • $33,469.60 to $43,392.40 pro rata per annum plus Super
  • School Based


About the organisation

Brisbane Catholic Education is a learning community of over 140 schools. We aim to provide quality teaching and learning outcomes for Prep to Year 12 students.


About the role

As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of All Saints’ Catholic Primary School, Boonah. Come and enjoy the rural lifestyle in the Scenic Rim while still having quick and easy access to the hustle and bustle of Brisbane and Ipswich.

All Saints’ delivers academic excellence within the context of a faith-filled Christian community. We welcome families of all faith denominations and are very proud of the real sense of community that exists within our school while having high expectations of students, both behaviourally and academically. We are dedicated to helping our students achieve their full potential as life-long learners in a school environment that promotes and encourages parent and community partnerships.

You will work collaboratively with the school communities to foster the learning and wellbeing of all students through the provision of a proactive, quality guidance and counselling service. Supported by School Services and the Student Wellbeing team you will be responsive to a vibrant and complex community of teachers and learners. Become part of a welcoming and supportive organisation, which encourages professional learning and staff engagement.


  • Facilitate proactive and preventative practices and initiatives that promote social, emotional and educational development and the mental health and wellbeing of all students in partnership with school communities
  • Manage counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
  • Provide psycho-educational and other assessments
  • Ensure BCE protocols and quality processes for student protection, educating students with disabilities, behaviour support, the containment of critical incidents and mandatory record keeping are implemented
  • Maintain standards of practice that are consistent with registration boards and membership of professional associations


  • Current full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and/or the Psychology Board of Australia (dual registration is desirable)
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling (Masters level preferred)


Skills, Knowledge & Experience
  • Successful experience as a Guidance Counsellor in an educational setting with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
  • Experience in identifying and developing activities to address academic and life career development of students
  • Experience in the administration, interpretation and report writing for psycho-educational assessments
  • Experience in providing support and leadership in response to student protection issues, critical incidents and risk management
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment


As part of your application you will be required to provide:
  • a current resume;
  • an application letter (2 pages maximum); and
  • contact details for referees

Your application letter should summarise your suitability for the role and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and attributes will enable you to successfully deliver the Key Result Areas as contained in the attached Role Description.

  • A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
  • Competitive salaries benchmarked to industry standards
  • Salary packaging and salary sacrificing options
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students


Contact Person:  Karen Forster
Contact Telephone Number: 07 3033 7476
Contact Email:

Closing Date:


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More about Brisbane Catholic Education
Address: 243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park, Queensland, QLD 4102, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 7 3033 7000