Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE810215
This is a permanent full-time position commencing May 2023
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
The Role and our Branch
Employee Relations are seeking to appoint a highly dedicated induvial to the role of Consultant Psychologist Staff Wellbeing.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
You will lead the development of innovative and evidence-based health and wellbeing program that are consistent with Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, and implement policies, protocols and procedures consistent with best practice industry standards for workplace physical, mental health and wellbeing.
Within the role you will require high-level project and crisis management skills, including ability to successfully implement processes, deliver outcomes, and meet challenging deadlines whilst building and maintaining strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. As the successful applicant you will be required to represent the Department on matters related to achieving the Department’s WHS objectives and minimising and preventing health issues in the workplace.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated substantial experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health and wellbeing programs in complex multi-disciplinary organisations.
- Demonstrated substantial experience managing and advising on complex organisational mental health and relationship issues and updating and maintaining knowledge of health and safety best practice.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strategies for improving leadership capability and organisational culture relating to psychological health and safety.
- Demonstrated high-level project and crisis management skills, including ability to successfully implement processes, deliver outcomes, and meet challenging deadlines.
- Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills and ability to build, maintain and influence strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Esma Pollock, Manager by telephoning (08) 9264 5224 or emailing Esma.Pollock@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability 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, 31 March 2023.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 division 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.