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School Psychologist – Caulfield

MacKillop Specialist School
Fixed Term
Catholic Education Staff

About the role

A fixed term full-time parental leave cover commencing July 2024 opportunity has become available for a qualified Psychologist at our Caufield Campus

We're seeking individuals who possess a genuine passion for helping others, a drive to make a difference, and enabling every student to flourish and achieve their full potential. Our preference is to engage a School Psychologist; however, we are open to considering a Social Worker or a Behavior Therapist.

At MacKillop Education, we cater for students who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging, from education. MacKillop Education, informed by our Catholic ethos and values, is committed to equity and access to learning for all children and young people.

To be successful in the role, you will be experienced in implementing both individual and group support interventions. You will also provide a proactive service that delivers positive educational outcomes for vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families.

As a member of the Local Leadership Team, you will be a part of a dedicated team that works cohesively and will work with all functions in the school.

Experience working with vulnerable people who present with social, emotional and or cognitive differences is preferred.

Our Offer:

  • Generous salary and leave entitlements in line with the Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2022.
  • Salary packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay).
  • Discounted workplace health and fitness program available to you and your family.
  • Paid on-site training that contributes to your professional development.
  • Regular supervision.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges.

Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Current registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) – Psychologist only 
  • Psychology qualification (Master or Doctorate level) preferred, or a relevant degree in Social Work or Counselling.
  • Experience in an educational setting is desirable. 
  • Practice knowledge relevant to working with traumatised and vulnerable children, young people, and families such as: child development and the impact of trauma; including the ability to provide therapeutic clinical assessment and trauma informed interventions. 
  • A well-developed understanding of Attachment and Trauma Theories, their relationship to child abuse and neglect, and an ability to assist others to understand their associated implications. 

For a full listing please view the attached Position Description. 

Please address the full Key Selection Criteria outlined in the PD as part of your application.


  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • Valid Employee Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check
  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence.

If you are uncertain about the alignment of your skills and experience with the requirements of the position, we encourage you to reach out to Angela Alibrando (Principal) on to organise a phone call to discuss.

Our Commitment:

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people. Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Application Procedure

Apply through Primary School Teacher Job in Maidstone, Melbourne VIC – SEEK

Applications close

27th June 2024


Education Psychologist - Caulfield.pdf

Contact details

PrincipalMs Anne Henderson
Phone5248 2557
Address25 - 33 Oxford Street
Whittington, 3219