Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP703337
This is a permanent part-time position (0.8FTE) commencing Term 1, 2022
Bunbury Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a professional, hardworking and reliable School Psychologist to join their Student Services Team. The successful applicant will ideally have strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with School Leaders, Teaching and Support staff and students across the school.
The School Psychologist is responsible for delivering direct psychological services to identified clients, applying psychological skills and knowledge to improve mental health, learning and behavioural outcomes for students in collaboration with school personnel, parents, caregivers and other agencies. They will assist with the development and implementation of school-based support services and programs, the School Psychologist is an integral component of the highly collaborative Bunbury SHS Student Services Team.
As the successful applicant, you will ideally have a highly developed capacity to provide 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 in these areas. You will ideally 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 in order to support a tiered model of service delivery. You will also ideally have a thorough understanding of psychological, social and organisational learning theories and assessment processes to support staff in developing, implementing and monitoring interventions to achieve appropriate outcomes for a diverse range of students. You will have a strong commitment to your own professional growth and development, and demonstrate contemporary knowledge of exemplary interventions and support for teens.
The successful applicant will ideally have a high level of written and oral communication skills and work to build capacity and understanding of staff of best practice intervention, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills. They will also preferably have strong 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, Department personnel and inter-agency partners across a variety of contexts.
An ability to train staff in the delivery of social emotional learning programs such as Aussie Optimism and youth mental health first aid training is highly desirable.
Our school has a strong focus on delivering quality teaching and learning using varied teaching practices and effective use of technologies. Bunbury SHS values building strong relationships with our students and their families, working in a collaborative environment.
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.
- Highly developed 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, Department personnel and inter-agency 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 Bunbury Senior High School can be found by visiting www.bunburyshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Kelly Anderson, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9781 2500 or emailing email@example.com
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 four (4) 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- Hold or be eligible for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; or
- Hold or be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with:
- an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited 5th year qualification in psychology; or
- an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited 4th year qualification and a recognised qualification in teaching (or Graduate Diploma in School Psychology)
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 26 October 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED