Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP624677
This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2020
Are you a school psychologist with a can-do attitude who wants to be a member of a collaborative and coordinated student services team?
Cannington Community Education Support Centre (ESC) are seeking to appoint a highly dedicated School Psychologist to join their team.
As the successful applicant you will demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and be committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students in this highly multi-cultural school where inclusivity forms an essential component of the school values system. Being a highly competent candidate you will be key in providing specialist support to school staff in the areas of student behaviour, learning, and mental health and wellbeing, and the ability to collaborate with the school administration to develop evidence-based whole school improvement initiatives targeting and promoting positive teen mental health. As the School Psychologist, we will look to you to deliver parenting programs and provide leadership in the up-skilling and enhancement of staff capacity
You will demonstrate highly effective skills in situational analysis, problem conceptualisation and the identification of strengths and needs to inform decision making at the individual, group, and systemic levels, plus have a strong commitment to your own professional growth and development, and demonstrate contemporary knowledge of exemplary interventions and support for teens. Strong organisational skills and proactive self-initiative are highly desirable and will enable you to work effectively with the student services team to develop and implement individualised case management processes for educationally at-risk students.
Ideally, you will be able to undertake educational and psychological assessment and diagnosis in all areas of child and adolescent development, including:
- Psycho-educational assessment involving intellectual and ability assessment tools, clinical measurement, clinical interview and observation,
- Diagnosis requiring analysis and synthesis of multiple measures, other information and understanding of diagnostic criteria as set out in DSM-IV or ICD 10.
- Knowledge, experience and understanding of developmental disabilities. Experience in engaging with students with special needs and disabilities would also be highly desirable for this position. You will also be expected to cater to the individual needs of students.
Cannington Community ESC caters for over 100 secondary aged students from Years 7 to 12. Independence, achievement and respect are our Centre's core values. Our motto 'Learning for life' reflects our belief that learning occurs throughout life and that our students require specialised curriculum to adequately prepare them.
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 Cannington Community ESC can be found by visiting www.canningtonesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Jessica Bates, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9351 2480 or emailing email@example.com.
During the vacation period, please contact Jessica Bates, Deputy Principal, on 0436 620 905.
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.
You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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
- 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;
- 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 Tuesday, 2 June 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.