Are you a psychology graduate looking to make a difference in the lives of young people?
With more than 550 psychologists working in metropolitan and regional public schools, we are the biggest employer of psychologists in Western Australia. We are also a growing service and seeking to recruit more than 100 additional psychologists to provide support for students and promote positive mental health.
We are establishing a pool of eligible and highly motivated graduate psychologists to be considered for filling part-time, full-time, permanent and/or fixed-term school psychologist positions as they arise in our schools and regions across the state.
As the State’s largest employer we offer a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Confirmed starting salary from $83,312 a year.
- Psychology Board of Australia approved supervision to support the completion of your internship program.
- Graduate School Psychologist Induction Program, a two-year program of professional learning.
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation.
- 8 weeks’ vacation leave (during school holidays).
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave.
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable.
- Professional development and career advancement opportunities.
Working in a range of educational settings, our psychologists provide services to public schools in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, disability, behaviour, learning and motivation, incident management, and change management and organisational development.
Our public schools are diverse, which means our students and their needs vary considerably. As a school psychologist, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of many young people. It is a rewarding role with a great starting salary, and training and career opportunities which are envied by psychologists around the country.
Positions may be available on a full-time, part-time, permanent or fixed term basis.
For more information about being a school psychologist please visit our careers page on School psychologists - Department of Education or hear from graduates Amanda and Scott about their journey on becoming a School Psychologist.
Who should apply?
We’ve made some changes to welcome more psychologists into our workforce. You can apply to this pool for school psychologist opportunities across the state, if you;
- hold or are eligible for provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia: OR
- are in your first two years (8 terms) of employment as a school psychologist
If you have completed 2 years (more than 8 terms) of employment as a school psychologist, you may wish to consider applying to the School Psychologist Pool - Fixed Term Opportunities
How the pool works
Qualified and eligible applicants are considered from the pool to fill positions as they arise. Qualifications, experience, location preferences and suitability for the specific vacancy are considered.
You must have had your application accepted to this pool, and have had confirmation at the time a vacancy is listed, to be considered for an employment opportunity.
A school may only offer an appointment via this pool to an eligible and available applicant - that is an applicant who is not currently employed on a fixed term basis by us for the period of the appointment or is employed as a School Psychologist by us and the position being offered is permanent, an increased work fraction or for a longer period of time.
If you are currently a permanent employee with us, your principal or line manager will need to approve your release before you can accept a temporary appointment at another school or location.
Applying for this pool does not guarantee appointment.
Vacancies may be filled using other options such as local recruitment activities or advertising positions.
How to Apply
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.
Your application should include:
- the completed online application form;
- a comprehensive, up-to-date CV;
- identification (i.e. birth certificate, passport, change of name documentation, marriage certificate). Please note we do not accept driver’s licences
- 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)
- evidence of your current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (i.e. registration number) or evidence of eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (i.e. University Transcripts, web printouts are acceptable)
- academic transcripts identifying your course(s) of study, including copies of undergraduate degrees and any postgraduate qualifications (if applicable). Web printouts are acceptable. Your transcripts must clearly identify:
- your name
- university name
- course name
- units completed
- current enrolment/course completion date
- two professional referees - one of which should be your current or most recent line manager where possible
It is recommended that you have all of the above documents ready to attach before clicking the “Apply for Job” button.
When completing your online application you will be asked to nominate the regions where you would be interested in working. Please only select those regions where you would accept a position.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you do not receive a confirmation email, or are experiencing any trouble submitting your online application, please contact Staff Recruitment and Employment Services on (08) 9264 4127.
As suitable vacancies arise, you may be contacted by schools or regions to discuss details relevant to specific vacancies. Your referees may be contacted to verify your skills/experience.
Eligibility for employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check through the Department of Education Screening Unit, a valid Working with Children Check (https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au) and eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. These must be confirmed prior to commencing employment.
EMAILED AND HARD COPY APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED