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School Psychologist - Royal Far West School

Private Company - Barangaroo, NSW

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Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Education And/Or Training | School Education
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney - North/North West
Job Reference Number: 000089OX
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $114,333.00. Base salary ranges from ($70,652 - $105,376), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 9977 2452 - Sharon Smithies
Closing Date: 23/06/2021 - 11:59 PM

Full Time
Location: Royal Far West School - The position operates out of Manly and is a combination of both supporting students onsite and via telehealth.

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages. We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors. We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

Our schools are diverse, which means our students and their needs vary considerably and our School Psychologists have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of many young people. They work with young children and young people, providing early support and follow them through their education journey.

Royal Far West School (RFWS) is a unique School for Specific Purpose (SSP) situated within the Royal Far West (RFW) clinical service building Manly. RFWS provides educational services to the clients of the Royal Far West's integrated health, education and disability service. The NSW Centre for Effective Reading (CER) has a hub within the school. CER provides services to students with complex and severe reading difficulties in rural and remote NSW. Although located on the beachfront at Manly, all students are from country NSW, often from remote areas of the state. Students present with a range of medical conditions, including developmental, learning, behavioural, emotional and communication difficulties and disorders. The school works with students aged 3.5 to 18 years, with 25% being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. All children are accompanied to RFW by a parent or carer. The school works in partnership with families, RFW, country schools and local services to provide information, consultancy, resource advice, professional development and program assistance. RFWS has a strong focus on building capacity in schools across the state using video conferencing and internet–based video communication for individual, ongoing student support.

The position involves working with students and families across two joint education and health facilities, Royal Far West School (RFWS) in Manly and students from the NSW Centre for Effective Reading (CER). The successful applicant will complement a team of specialist staff at Royal Far West School to support schools, families and students of predominantly primary age who present with a range of development, learning and behavioural difficulties. As part of the CER Manly team the successful applicant will provide assessment and intervention services to primary aged students with complex reading and learning difficulties and their teachers in rural and remote areas of NSW.

School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing. They provide counselling and psychological assessment of students, to complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes. You will provide psychological counselling services to schools from Preschool to Year 12 across a range of metropolitan, rural and remote locations.

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies.
  • Registered or provisionally registered psychologist.
  • Valid and current Working with Children Check clearance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between work sites. This will require a current and valid driver’s licence with permission to drive by one-self.

Feedback from one School Psychologist is; Working within the system of the young person rather than outside it, I feel like I can make a significant difference from this position, and I feel like the young person genuinely believes me when I tell them that I am here to provide them support and to be on their team.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to support the students’ wellbeing.

Note: The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Talent Pool

A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

As this is a child-related position, you will also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, click here.

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.