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Job Title : School Psychologist

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Northam, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Wheatbelt Education Region

Wheatbelt Regional Education Office

School Psychologist

00030909

Level 1 - SPS Y2, $77,052 - $126,689 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE685065

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021, with future opportunities for permanency.

The School Psychology Service is seeking to appoint a School Psychologist to join a dynamic and motivated team, located in Northam and servicing a range of schools within the Wheatbelt Education Region including Northam Senior High School, commencing Term 3, 2021.

The Wheatbelt Education Region of Western Australia covers an area larger than the size of Tasmania and contains the major centres of Northam, Narrogin, Merredin, Katanning and Moora. It extends from Wundowie and Boddington in the west to Southern Cross and Newdegate in the east, Dalwallinu in the north and Broomehill in the south. The economy is largely based on agriculture. The 70 public schools in the region enrol approximately 10,000 students and include 42 Primary Schools, 20 District High Schools, four Senior High Schools, one K-12 College, two campuses of the WA College of Agriculture and one Education Support Centre. The 70 schools are incorporated into six networks of schools.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  1. Ability to implement school psychology services and programs in an educational environment to maximise student learning outcomes.
  2. Knowledge of the implementation and evaluation of a variety of psychological approaches appropriate for individual, group and system-level intervention.
  3. High level written and oral communication skills, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills.
  4. Highly developed interpersonal skills, which demonstrate an ability to function in a self-directed way, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with a range of clients across the lifespan, Department personnel and inter-agency partners across a variety of contexts.
  5. Ability to apply analytical and conceptual skills to issues identification, risk assessment and analysis, intervention and evaluation.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the region may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Luke Spagnolo, Lead School Psychologist by telephoning (08) 9622 0200 or emailing luke.spagnolo@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select "Apply for Job", at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA); and
    • hold a recognised qualification in teaching (minimum one year); or
    • hold a Graduate Diploma in School Psychology (or equivalent); or
    • have undertaken a minimum placement of 40 days in the school education sector as part of higher degree studies in psychology;

or
  • hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and have worked a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent part-time) as a school psychologist (or equivalent position)
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department's training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

Information about registration with the Psychology Board of Australia can be obtained by calling 1300 419 495 or by visiting www.psychologyboard.gov.au. Please see the Department's Careers website for the support provided to graduate school psychologists undertaking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 4 June 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - generic - school psychologist - schools - 1.1 sps y2 - feb 2021.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time

FTE: 1.0

LOCATION: Northam

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-04 4:30 PM
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