Wellbeing workforce


​​​As a psychologist, guidance officer, social worker or youth worker, you can make a real difference in the lives of young people by working as part of school-based or regional teams to support students’ wellbeing and mental health.

As part of the Queensland Government’s $106.7 million Student Wellbeing Package, we are increasing the number of wellbeing professionals working in state schools and education regions across Queensland. By June 2024, employment of additional wellbeing professionals through this initiative will ensure every Queensland state school student has access to support for their wellbeing at school.

Our wellbeing workforce

Queensland state schools and regional education teams offer a unique and rewarding setting where you can enjoy flexible, family-friendly work schedules, while being part of our growing, state-wide workforce of experienced wellbeing professionals.

We are currently recruiting for graduate and experienced professionals in the following fields:

  • Psychologists—Use your professional knowledge and experience to help students learn healthy ways to manage their mental health concerns and work with school staff to ensure identified strategies could be practised in the classroom and wider school community.
  • Guidance officers—Deliver a broad range of services to the school community with a focus on prevention and provide wellbeing support and counselling to students on a range of issues, including mental health, peer relationships, home life and career planning.
  • Social workers—Connect students ​and their families with support services and resources in the community to support their personal and social wellbeing.
  • Youth workers—Work with students and their families to determine and implement strategies that help students have a more positive educational experience, including enhancing students’ social skills, assertiveness, self-esteem and problem-solving skills through a strengths-based approach to providing support.

Employment opportunities

There are currently multiple full-time and part-time positions available in schools and regions in every corner of Queensland including:

To find out more about our education regions, visit the Department of Education region maps.​

Benefits and incentives​

Employees of the Department of Education and Queensland state schools have access to a range of benefits and incentives including:

  • supportive colleagues and school communities
  • a competitive salary structure relevant to the role and responsibilities
  • a broad range of leave entitlements, including long service and parental leave
  • flexible work options, including part​-time employment
  • a supported induction program
  • generous Queensland Government superannuation and salary packaging schemes
  • additional incentives for service in rural and remote locations
  • assistance with relocation to new school communities
  • access to professional and career development opportunities relevant to their career stage and ambitions.

Application proc​​ess

Wellbeing professional roles are advertised via the Queensland Government’s Smart jobs website and include details of the specific requirements and location of each role, as well as the application process and a contact person for each opportunity.

Further inform​ation

If you require more information about opportunities in Queensland state schools, contact our recruitment team via ​​​

Last updated 15 February 2023