Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SP610809
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible twenty-four (24) month extension and/or permanency
The Kimberley Education Region is seeking to appoint a school psychologist with strong interpersonal and communication skills to be based at Halls Creek District High School.
The successful applicant will benefit from not only being an integral part of the supportive, innovative and hardworking staff of Halls Creek District High School, but part of a dynamic and motivated team of more than ten school psychologists, positioned geographically in five locations across the region. You would be well supported by your school psychologist colleagues and lead school psychologists based in Broome and Kununurra. Some travel within the region will be required, including overnight stays.
Halls Creek DHS is a stable, well-resourced and highly supportive working environment. The school has a close connection to parents and is responsive to community input. The staff has worked hard to build a solid working platform and are currently achieving excellent progress in their teaching and learning programs.
We are ideally looking for an applicant who is:
- adaptable, resilient and resourceful;
- culturally responsive;
- experienced in working with young people at risk;
- able to maintain professional relationships and consult widely; and
- able to work as part of a small team.
As the successful applicant will be required to operate independently, it is not suitable for a psychologist with provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
A range of financial incentives and benefits may apply, including provision for accommodation and additional leave, in line with those provided for teachers in remote locations.
Do you want to know more about working and living in Halls Creek?
Halls Creek is a busy town with a range of amenities, including a hotel, recreation centre, small supermarket, bakery, swimming pool and gym. Our staff enjoy an active social life and sport is a popular pastime. The internet service is fast and reliable.
Situated in the heart of the Kimberley, Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of world renowned natural attractions, including the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle ranges of Purnululu National Park, and Wolfe Creek Crater National Park.
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:
- Ability to implement school psychology services and programs in an educational environment to maximise student learning outcomes;
- Knowledge of the implementation and evaluation of a variety of psychological approaches appropriate for individual, group and system-level intervention;
- High level written and oral communication skills, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills;
- 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, Departmental personnel and interagency partners across a variety of contexts;
- 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 of the position. The business needs of the school 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.
Further information about Halls Creek DHS can be found by visiting Schools Online or on our school’s Facebook page.
For further job related information:
Please contact Stuart McKenzie, Lead School Psychologist, by telephoning (08) 9583 5050 or emailing Stuart.Mckenzie@education.wa.edu.au.
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school;
- A CV 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.
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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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
- have undertaken a minimum placement of 40 days in the school education sector as part of higher degree studies in psychology;
- 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).
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.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 6 December 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED