Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE711503
This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022
Dryandra Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic school psychologist to join their student service team. The school psychologist will work closely with our deputy in collaboration with our Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) and school chaplain.
Dryandra PS is a small school nestled in amongst the swaying gum trees in the suburb of Mirrabooka. Our school vision is to 'prepare our students for tomorrow'.
We celebrate and recognise our cultural diversity while supporting students in a safe and stimulating learning environment. We actively promote our school values- Learning, Caring and Working Together- across everything that we do. We are fortunate to have a wide range of cultures and nationalities in our school including students from Indigenous and Aboriginal backgrounds.
Our school psychologist will be responsible for supporting identified students in their psychological, behavioural and learning needs. They will ideally be able to successfully collaborate with external agencies to support identified students at risk.
The school psychologist will be working collaboratively with staff, parents and care givers and supporting families where, in most cases, English is not their first language. Outlining complex examples of supporting students with mental health, trauma or behavioural issues would be advantageous. The school psychologist will work in early intervention for students and assist in the development of documented plans, risk management plans and individual education plans.
In our context, the school psychologist will also be providing support in areas such as health and wellbeing, attendance, disability, learning and motivation, incident management and other system initiatives as outlined in Building on Strength- Future Directions for the Western Australian public school system and Focus 2021/ 2022.
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 Dryandra Primary School can be found by visiting www.dryandraps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Paul Biemmi, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9345 6400 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 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 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 Monday, 08 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED