We are establishing a pool of eligible and highly motivated individuals to fill short term lead school psychologist vacancies in WA public schools across the state. The pool may be used to fill vacancies of up to six months in duration.
If you are currently a fixed-term or permanent school psychologist or lead school psychologist and are looking for your next opportunity, or you are a recently retired lead school psychologist, you are encouraged to apply. If you’ve recently moved to WA and have experience in school psychologist leadership, you should also apply.
Applications can be submitted throughout the term of the pool.
As a lead school psychologist you will be school based and directly accountable to the Regional Executive Director. Lead school psychologists are also employed within the Student Support Services Directorate of Statewide Services. You will also be professionally accountable to the Manager, School Psychology Service. Your practice will be guided and directed by Departmental policies and guidelines and the Psychology Board of Australia’s professional standards.
You will provide leadership and access to professional support and learning for all school psychologists, including ensuring professional supervision for provisionally registered psychologists and assure the quality of practice meets the professional standards of the Department and the Psychology Board of Australia. As a lead school psychologist, you will provide direct advice to the Regional Executive Director and principals in the assessment and response to complex issues and/or situations, including emergency and critical incident management. You will also provide leadership in the development and implementation of appropriate programs, interventions and evaluations at all levels, including facilitation of systemic change and provide critical evaluation on issues impacting on the School Psychology Service.
In applying to this pool, you will determine which region (and/or Student Support Services) you wish to be considered.
Appointments from the Pool
Regional Executive Directors may consider applicants from the pool to fill short term lead school psychologist vacancies up to six months in duration. Qualifications, experience and location availability will be considered when selecting an applicant for possible placement.
You may be contacted by a Regional Executive Director to discuss the possibility of a placement or to discuss future opportunities. Your referees may be contacted to verify your experience.
If you are a permanent employee with the Department your current line manager will need to approve your release before you can accept a fixed-term placement in another region.
Appointment to this pool does not guarantee employment.
Who should apply?
You should apply if you are:
- currently employed and are looking for acting opportunities
- looking to return to the Department to a short term placement
- looking to start a career as a school psychologist leader in Western Australia.
As appointments from this pool will be required to commence immediately, you may only apply if you are currently residing in Australia.
How to apply
Applicants are required to provide a comprehensive resume, including the names of 2 professional referees. If you are currently employed, one of these referees should (if possible) be your current line manager.
Applications must be submitted online. Simply select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this advertisement and follow the instructions on your screen.
You will be asked to complete an online application form and attach supporting documentation. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to attach before clicking the “Apply for Job” button.
During the online application process you will be required to nominate the regions where you are interested in working.
Documentation required to progress your application includes:
- Evidence of your current General registration with the Psychology Board of Australia,
- Evidence of your tertiary qualification in Education (certificate of completion)
- Evidence of eligibility to work in Australia, including Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian work permit (e.g. citizenship papers, Australian work visa with date of entry - Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).
- An up to date resume, including the contact details for two professional referees.
Applicants not currently employed by the Department of Education, are also required to include evidence of identification (birth certificate, passport, change of name documentation – marriage certificate).
Eligibility for employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check through the Department of Education’s Screening Unit and a valid Working with Children Check (www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au). These must be confirmed prior to commencing employment.
If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please telephone Staff Recruitment and Employment Services on (08) 9264 4127.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive this email, please telephone Staff Recruitment and Employment Services on (08) 9264 4127.
EMAILED AND HARD COPY APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.