Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP787305
This is a permanent part-time (0.5 FTE) position commencing in Term 1, 2023
Ashdale Secondary College (SC) is seeking an innovative and dynamic School Psychologist to join the team. In this role you will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will be able to collaborate and work effectively with our large Student Services team, students, and parents.
This is a permanent, 0.5 FTE vacancy, however there may be the opportunity for the successful applicant to work additional FTE during the 2023 school year.
The focus of the Ashdale SC is on student engagement and wellbeing so that all students feel valued at all times. The College measures its effectiveness through academic achievement and the character of our students, and the integral part these achievements play in the wider community. A partnership founded on strong relationships between students, teachers, parents and the community, is the enduring platform upon which the College is built.
Students at Ashdale SC are equipped with new blends of skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their individual potential throughout their lives. They develop the capabilities necessary for healthy living and lifelong learning. They build social and emotional resilience, supported by clear, ethical and effective pastoral care. This ensures students are given the opportunities to develop the confidence they need to play an active part in the life of their school, family, community and nation while being successfully prepared for future transitions from home to school to work or further study.
The successful applicant will collaborate closely with school leadership and the Student Services team. You will join a community of motivated and innovative educators committed to ensuring the wellbeing and educational outcomes of students. The successful applicant will provide specialist psychological support to assess, case formulate, develop hypotheses, recommend targets for intervention, and guide planning and implementation to address the needs of individual students, groups, and the whole school. Services will be provided in the areas of adolescent mental health, behaviour and engagement, wellbeing for learning, emergency incident management, as well as professional learning for college staff, parents, and caregivers.
We are seeking an applicant who is adaptable, resilient, and resourceful; is able to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and consult widely; and is able to work effectively as both part of a team and independently and proactively when required. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to well established college priorities such as the Learning Support Team, Attendance Team, and Student Services case management processes.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Ashdale Secondary College can be found by visiting ashdalesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Deborah Doyle, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 6207 1300 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 four (4) 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 four (4) 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:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- hold or be eligible for provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
- 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 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 Thursday, 1 December 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.