Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Eaton Community College
School Psychologist
Level 1 - SPS Y2, $77,052 - $126,689 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE717377

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency

Eaton Community College is seeking a dedicated School Psychologist to join our proactive and highly skilled student services team.

Our School Psychologist provides services such as evidence-based assessments, interventions in mental health and well-being, behaviour, risk profiles, critical incident management, learning and disability advice and support. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering direct psychological services to identify the needs of clients to apply psychological skills and knowledge to continue to improve the mental health, learning and behavioural outcomes for students. As an essential part of the team, the expectation is that they will effectively collaborate with staff, parents, caregivers and other agencies. It is important for the successful applicant to be recognised as a team member of student services, and someone who is at the school to support our students. The JDF is attached with this advertisement and provides links to the Competency Framework, Key Responsibilities and Selection Criteria.

We have a small but highly successful, Education Department endorsed, Specialised Learning Program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program is embedded within the learning environment and we demonstrate inclusive practices. Our educators access our highly skilled specialist personnel, who work with our mainstream educators to provide the quality educational experiences, working on the strengths of individual students and their needs.

At Eaton Community College we are working hard to become one of the leading secondary schools in the Bunbury area. We are dedicated to selecting specialists with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and the wider school community. ECC is an Independent Public School (IPS) that offers a wonderful opportunity for local students to access a high-quality secondary education close to home. Eaton is a rapidly growing suburb located less than 10kms from Bunbury.  

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):

  1. Ability to implement school psychology services and programs in an educational environment to maximise student learning outcomes.
  2. Knowledge of the implementation and evaluation of a variety of psychological approaches appropriate for individual, group and system-level intervention.
  3. High level written and oral communication skills, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills.
  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.
  5. 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 Eaton Community College 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 Gail Allen, Principal by telephoning (08) 9796 7000 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV 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.


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  Please see the Department’s Careers website for the support provided to graduate school psychologists undertaking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021



ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - generic - school psychologist - schools - 1.1 sps y2 - aug 2021.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM