08596, several

School Psychologist - Clinical Practice
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 12 February 2020

Classification: School Psychologist
Salary: $81,210 - $116,546
Position No: 08596, several
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 December 2019
Contact Officer: Joan Webb on joan.webb@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6986

Are you a psychologist who is passionate about seeing children and young people thrive? ACT Education is seeking applicants for several permanent School Psychologist positions to commence in Term 1, 2020. Our School Psychologists work with students, their families and teachers to identify and address barriers to learning and mental wellbeing. In this role you will: conduct assessments in learning, social, emotional and behavioural domains and communicate assessment results and recommendations to parents or carers, teachers and relevant professionals; consult with parents or carers, teachers, school executive, external agencies and other members of the school community about interventions, services and support for students; identify and assess mental health issues and provide follow up support or refer to other mental health services; provide psychological intervention for a range of issues affecting children and young people and where appropriate their parents or carers; assist in the design and evaluation of effective prevention, early intervention and support programs for individuals, groups and school populations; and maintain registration requirements as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing in this role applicants require: full general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. A current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011. For further information refer to https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804 It is highly desirable applicants hold a current drivers’ licence.
Note: There are several permanent positions available. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill identical vacancies on a permanent or temporary basis over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Please submit your current curriculum vitae, statement of claim addressing the Selection Criteria (maximum of five pages), two referees including your current supervisor and copy of your Psychology Board of Australia Certificate of Registration and Working with Vulnerable People Check.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

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