Employee Relations
Consultant Psychologist Staff Wellbeing
Level 4 (Specified Calling), $126,885 - $135,636 (PSCA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE720472

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

Professional Benefits

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.

Cultural Diversity

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

  1. Demonstrated substantial experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health and wellbeing programs in complex multi-disciplinary organisations.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop strategies for improving leadership capability and organisational culture relating to psychological health and safety.
  4. Demonstrated high-level project and crisis management skills, including ability to successfully implement processes, deliver outcomes, and meet challenging deadlines.
  5. 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 Fiona Donaldson, Manager by telephoning (08) 9264 5224 or emailing

During the holiday period please contact Fiona Donaldson on 9264 5224 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 maximum five (5) 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
  • hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • complete
    • 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


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, 28 January 2022

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be 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.

WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: East Perth
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-28 4:30 PM