Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SP637086
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2020 with possible extension and/or permanency
Are you a skilled school psychologist with a sense of adventure, ready to take your career to the next level with a specialist role?
The School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN: Behaviour and Engagement) is seeking to appoint a fixed term, full-time (1.0 FTE) School Psychologist to join a dynamic and motivated team at the Kimberley Engagement Centre, located in Broome and servicing the Kimberley Education Region, commencing as soon as possible.
The Kimberley Education Region is one of eight regions within the Western Australian Department of Education, and includes schools from as far northeast as Kununurra, Wyndham and Kalumburu to Bidyadanga (La Grange) in the southeast. Over 5000 students attend public schools in the region, dotted across hundreds of thousands of square kilometres.
SSEN: Behaviour and Engagement provides support for students with extreme, complex and challenging behaviours and consists of 13 engagement centres across the state and a small, specialised learning academy in Midland. Administration of the school is based at the Statewide Services Centre, Padbury. It is a multi-tiered service and includes a focus on professional learning for teachers to develop skills and knowledge in effective instructional practice and behaviour management.
The SSEN: Behaviour and Engagement School Psychologist will develop, implement and report on individual interventions for Kindergarten to Year 12 students and support schools to maintain safe and supportive learning environments. He or she will confidently provide psychological assessment and consultancy services to school and engagement centre staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships to improve student behaviour and engagement. Collaboration with School Psychologists, Lead School Psychologists and other specialist teams within and external to the Department will be a key feature of the role, to assist with the integration and coordination of relevant student support services.
As the successful applicant, you will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and experience in the area of student behaviour and engagement. As this position requires the ability to work independently as a psychologist, general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is preferred. The successful applicant will need to be prepared to travel, including overnight stays and air travel in light aircraft. This role will also require the successful applicant to hold and maintain a WA drivers license. A job share arrangement may be considered to fill this position.
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 SSEN: Behaviour and Engagement can be found by visiting www.ssenbe.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Linda Keeling, Lead School Psychologist, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Broome, by telephoning (08) 9402 6443 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 of up to three (3) pages 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
- 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 Wednesday, 29 July 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED