Advertised Vacancy Number: 864967
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Please note that a job share arrangement may be considered for this position.
About the region
Located only a few hours south of Perth, the South West is a small and more densely populated region of WA, home to some of Australia’s best beaches, wineries and forests.
With kilometres of picturesque coastline, beautiful native forests, and relaxing scenic drives, the South West is the most visited region in Western Australia outside of Perth. The South West Education Region encompasses parts of the Great Southern including Albany, Denmark and surrounds.
Covering the south-west corner of the country, the region is known for its natural attractions, laid-back lifestyle and diverse business and employment opportunities. There are many places to sight-see, camp, hike, or taste the local produce. The South West region’s population is around 190,000 and fluctuates during harvest and holidays when many city-dwellers and seasonal workers from Perth and beyond head south.
The region offers 100 public schools which service 30,057 students from large state-of-the-art facilities to very small school settings with multi-aged classrooms. Working in the South West provides an opportunity to make a difference in the education and wellbeing of children living in the region, balanced with a regional lifestyle that is well supported by the close-knit communities.
About the role
As a school psychologist with the South West Education Region, you will be joining a dynamic team of psychologists, from early career through to many years of experience. While our school psychologists are based in locations across the region, we’re looking for a psychologist to join the Bunbury team, with a strong focus on professional learning communities and collegiality.
The successful candidate should utilise strong interpersonal skills to work alongside students, staff and families across the individual, indirect and systems levels to implement effective strategies to address identified learning, social-emotional and behavioural needs, supporting students at risk, and working at a strategic level with school leaders to implement multi-tiered systems of support.
Whether you are a graduate psychologist looking to kick-start your internship or a psychologist with many years of experience looking for a change of work setting, this could be the perfect position for you.
Professional and personal benefits
The successful applicants will enjoy a range of attractive professional and personal benefits, including the following:
- Salary range of $83,312 - $92,272 (provisional registration), $96,747 - $134,404 (general registration)
- 8 weeks’ vacation leave (aligned with school holidays)
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carer’s leave
- free relocation (intra and interstate)
- Psychology Board of Australia approved supervision (if required) and access to our highly regarded Induction Program over two years
- professional leadership and support
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 region 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):
4. 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.
Shortlisted applicants will have their skills and experiences in relation to the remaining selection criteria assessed in the further stages of the recruitment process. Remaining selection criteria can be found on the attached Job Description Form (JDF).
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 the South West Education Region can be found by visiting https://www.education.wa.edu.au/southwest.
For further job related information:
Please contact Zeke Hodgetts, Lead School Psychologist, by telephoning 0457 214 091 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 two (2) 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 two (2) 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:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check if required
- hold or be eligible for provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
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, 12 December 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.