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School Psychologist

St George Preca School
Type
Fixed Term
Role
Catholic Education Staff
Hours
Part-time
Closes
03-06-2024

About the role

Key Selection Criteria

1.      Experience in the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions for children with developmental disorders (e.g. IDD, ASD, ADHD etc) and other mental health concerns (anxiety, behavioural difficulties)  to address their social, emotional and educational needs within a school-based context.

2.      Experience with conducting psychological assessments and writing comprehensive reports for assessments including the WISC-V, WPPSI-IV and WIAT-III among other commonly used assessments for the diagnosis of developmental or academic disorders. 

3.      Demonstrated well-developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills working as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary professional team.

4.      Ability to deliver a comprehensive psychology service to a school, including short-term counselling, cognitive and other assessments, referral to external services, and liaising with external therapists. 

5.      Capacity to apply highly developed assessment, conceptual and analytical skills.

6.      Capacity to deliver recommendations around best practice interventions for students with a diagnosis of ASD, ID, anxiety, and other additional needs.

7.      Experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a general understanding of the aetiology of anxiety and depressive disorders. 

8.       Understanding of child developmental milestones and age-based developmental expectations. 

Role

  • Provide psychology services to a Prep to Year 6 mainstream school.
  • Support the school and teachers in the identification and development of educational, social and emotional programs providing prevention, intervention and post-intervention strategies, particularly in respect to students who are vulnerable, or have additional needs.
  • Support teaching staff in goal setting to inform interventions and management plans such as Behaviour Support Plans and Behaviour Response Plans and Personalised Learning Plans.
  • Design and implement individualised treatment plans, liaising with the student's care team (such as teachers, team leaders, allied health staff and families) around the assessment feedback, intervention strategies and progress.
  • Design, deliver or broker professional learning, preferably for teachers and other relevant professionals, in student engagement and wellbeing issues relevant to our students' needs.
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with a speech pathologist and occupational therapist, providing expert knowledge within the discipline of psychology.
  • Provide psychology consultations to teachers, team leaders and other school staff around mental health and wellbeing issues related to developmental disorders and other identified additional needs.
  • Liaise with external services such as community service organisations, DHHS, hospitals and other professionals regarding student needs.
  • Participate in professional development and supervision as required for your registration.
  • Work hours .6 FTE (3 days per week)

Who may apply

Mandatory Qualifications

Post Graduate qualifications in psychology (Honours/Graduate Diploma and Masters – with attached specialty or 5+1) and full registration (or provisional registration with access to own supervisor) as a Psychologist with the Australian Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) – Psychology Board. Please provide AHPRA Registration Number on your CV. 

Note that it is a legal requirement for a psychologist to be registered with APHRA and the practice of Psychology cannot be performed without such registration being confirmed. 

Please provide a copy of a deidentified report of a past cognitive assessment.

Please ensure you address the key selection criteria and provide your resume with a cover letter. For more information contact the school principal.

Conditions of Employment

Appointment of the successful applicant will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

Pay Scale

Remuneration as per VICTORIAN CATHOLIC EDUCATION MULTI-ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2022 award

Applicants should include a cover letter, resume and three referees.

The St George Preca community is committed to the safety, well-being, and protection of all children in our care.

All applications should be sent to Mr Michael Ozbun: principal@stgeorgepreca.catholic.edu.au

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact details for three referees.

Applications close

3rd June 2024

Attachments

SGP Way Poster (3).pdf https://admin.cecv.catholic.edu.au/CEOPositionsVacant/attachments/118603_124862.pdf
SGP-MACS-Child-Safety-Code-of-Conduct - (1).pdf https://admin.cecv.catholic.edu.au/CEOPositionsVacant/attachments/118603_124863.pdf

Contact details

PrincipalMr Michael Ozbun
Email addressprincipal@stgeorgepreca.catholic.edu.au
Phone7378 5500
Address22-48 Lancefield Drive
Caroline Springs, 3023