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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition


Mount Alvernia College

Mount Alvernia’s academic, operational, and support staff plays a key role in the success of our college, and we are passionate about attracting and retaining talented and motivated individuals.  As a Catholic girls’ college which strives for excellence in all aspects of the education of young women, the life of our community is based on the tradition of St Francis and St Clare, and employees are expected to support Catholic and Franciscan values.

We provide staff with the opportunity to further skills through a variety of professional development courses and networking opportunities.  This ensures our staff is aware of the latest technologies and techniques that will benefit our students and the College as a whole.

Position Vacant

We are seeking an exceptional applicant for two contract positions of Guidance Counsellor.  The first is a full-time, fixed-term contract to commence 16 July and conclude 7 December 2018 (applications close 9am, Friday 22 June), and the second is a full-time fixed-term to commence on 16 July and conclude 6 December 2019 (applications close 9am, Wednesday 27 June).

Information for applicants:

  • Must have registration with AHPRA as a psychologist and eligibility to be a member of the APS.
  • Previous experience in a school counsellor position is preferred.
  • This role includes:
    • Working one-on-one in a counselling environment for students aged eleven to eighteen years;
    • Referral liaison with external treating teams and another College Counsellor;
    • Psychometric assessment;
    • Development of personal development curriculum; and
    • Creation and support of mental health initiatives in the school community.

Specific details of the role are outlined in the Position Description.

This position involves working with children.  The appointment of a successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment in accordance with the law.

All applicants should read and familiarise themselves with the College’s Staff Recruitment Policy and Student Protection Processes and Guidelines which can be accessed on the College website.

All applicants should submit a letter of introduction and their CV, including the names and contact details of three referees (two professional and one who can attest to an applicant’s ability to contribute to the religious life of the College).  Applications should be addressed to:

The Principal, Mount Alvernia College, 82 Cremorne Road, Kedron, Qld, 4031; and emailed to


Guidance Counsellor


Staff Recruitment Policy


For any position enquiries please contact:

The Executive Assistant to the Principal
Mount Alvernia College
Phone: (07) 3357 6000