Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Morley Primary School
School Psychologist
Level 1 - SPS Y2, $76,052 - $125,689 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP645145

This is a permanent part-time (0.1FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021 

Morley Primary School is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and organised school psychologist with a passion for supporting the whole child to achieve their potential. They must be committed to forming positive working relationships with staff, students and parents.

Our school psychologist will be responsible for supporting staff to put in place effective strategies and plans that support the mental health and wellbeing along with the learning and motivation of our students. They will offer guidance on behaviour support, risk management and emergency and critical incident management as well as professional learning for staff and parents. Knowledge and experience in identifying, planning and supporting the staff to address both the individual needs of students at educational risk and students with challenging behaviour is a requirement of the role.

Morley Primary School celebrates a culturally diverse student population. Our enrolment of 175 students between Kindergarten and Year Six enjoys a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. We collaborate with our community to:

  • sustain a positive, caring and aspirational environment in which students, families and staff can each be their best.
  • ensure every student matters everyday as they work towards achieving their academic, creative, social, emotional and physical potential. We work with rigour and aim for excellence.
  • maintain a strong sense of belonging for all and contribute responsible, self-assured and compassionate individuals to the world.

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 Morley Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Nicole Kovalevs, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1500 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 – three (2-3) 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 (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  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 Tuesday, 6 October 2020.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.1
CLOSING DATE: 2020-10-06 4:30 PM