Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP648139
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency
Ellenbrook Secondary College (SC) is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and organised school psychologist with a passion for supporting the whole child to achieve to their potential.
You will join a community of motivated educators committed to ensuring the wellbeing of its students. As the successful applicant, you will provide specialist psychological assessment, diagnosis, evidence-based intervention as well as consultation at the individual, group, whole college and system level. Services will be provided in the areas of adolescent mental health and wellbeing, behaviour support and intervention, learning and motivation, emergency and critical incident management, risk assessment, as well as professional learning for college staff, parents and caregivers.
You will be responsible for supporting staff and parents to put in place effective strategies that support the mental health and wellbeing of students. The successful applicant will ideally possess experience and knowledge in building staff capacity through professional learning, and the necessary skills to collaborate with teachers, sharing expert professional judgements and opinions. We are looking for an applicant who is adaptable, resilient and resourceful; is able to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and consult widely; and is able to work effectively as both part of a team and independently and proactively when required.
Ellenbrook SC seeks to support and encourage students by fostering a sense of self-worth, respect and confidence. This comes from setting high standards for achievement and having caring, knowledgeable staff that support students to reach their goals - both academically and personally. We believe quality educators are the foundation on which a school is built.
The College prides itself on having a strong Student Support Centre, which is run by a dedicated team who are highly specialised in behaviour management and have a sole focus on student wellbeing. Throughout the school year the Support Centre facilitate a range of activities and discussions for students which cover essential topics like social media usage, bullying and mental health. The centre comprises of a dedicated Student Services Manager alongside a Psychologist, Nurse, First Aid Officer, Defence Transition Mentor, AIEO (Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer), Chaplain, House Support Officers, an Education Support team and teachers to ensure our students receive the best pastoral care possible.
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 (selection criteria):
- 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 (selection criteria) 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 Ellenbrook Secondary College can be found by visiting ellenbrooksc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Heath Dullard, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9297 9700, 0400 224 081 (during school holidays) 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 maximum five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to three (3) pages 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, 16 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.