Guidance Officer - Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology

$114,886 - $120,682 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 31 May, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

An outstanding opportunity exists to join our student support team. We are seeking a highly qualified and passionate individual with professional expertise in psychology, counselling, and adolescent mental health to lead and support our staff and students in ensuring all students achieve positive educational and lifelong learning outcomes. QASMT is an academically selective entry, a co-educational state governed high school, offering exclusively the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals with exceptional relational skills who display the warmth, energy, integrity, and passion to inspire our students and engage with our Academy community.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /GO2
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/MER374311/21T
Closing date 13-Jun-2021
Yearly salary $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration For a period of 6 months unless otherwise determined
Contact person Tanya Haggarty
Contact details (07) 3377 9333

About Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
QASMT is an International Baccalaureate World School and is proud to uphold the values of an IB education. Alongside our IB programs we have a strong focus on Positive Education at QASMT.

We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in the senior years and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) to our students in Years 7-9. The IBDP is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to international external examinations.

The IBMYP provides a rigorous framework through which the Australian Curriculum is delivered. Both programs focus on the IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning, that provide a strong focus on pedagogy, and developing the IB Learner Profile through student-centred learning.

Your Opportunity
QASMT currently has a Guidance Officer with a focus on career planning and the focus of this second role is to be a driving force in the development of programs for the provision of a comprehensive student support program that is responsive to the identified and changing needs of students, as a member of the Student Services Team.

The portfolio includes a focus on working with our whole school community in ensuring we nurture the social and emotional wellbeing of highly capable and gifted learners.

About You
Ideally, the suitable applicant will possess the following skills and capabilities:

  • A high calibre, an outstanding leader with expertise in psychological services in an educational context.
  • High-level skills in providing counselling and referral services to assist students in decision making about critical educational, personal, social, and emotional development, and provide ongoing support during the implementation phase of their decision.
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate effective working relationships and partnerships with parents, staff, and external support agencies in order to provide a comprehensive support, case management and referral service in order to maximise educational outcomes for students.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

AND one of the following:

  • Completed coursework Masters, majoring in guidance and counselling, or an equivalent completed coursework Masters including study in the areas of psychoeducational assessment, counselling, and mental health. OR
  • General or provisional registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board. OR
  • an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four or five-year qualification in psychology that will enable general registration as a psychologist following completion of a board-approved internship or accredited sequence of study.

Contact Name: Tanya Haggarty, Deputy Principal (07) 3377 9333
Closing Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.



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Job Closing Date

13 Jun, 2021