Wellbeing workforce


Employment opportunities

Our wellbeing workforce service schools in the following regions:

  • Far North Queensland region includes Cairns, Cape York and surrounds
  • North Queensland region includes Townsville, Mount Isa and surrounds
  • Central Queensland region includes Mackay, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Emerald and surrounds
  • Darling Downs South West region includes Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Roma and surrounds
  • South East region includes Logan, Gold Coast and surrounds
  • North Coast region includes Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and surrounds
  • Metropolitan region includes Brisbane and surrounds.

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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 and social workers—use your professional knowledge and experience to help intervene early in students' mild to moderate mental health concerns and connect students and their families with support services in the community to support their wellbeing and mental health.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Further information

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

Last updated 01 December 2023