10852, several


School Psychologist - Clinical Practice
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 04 December 2020

Classification: School Psychologist
Salary: $83,646 - $120,042 plus superannuation
Position No: 10852, several
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 November 2020
Contact Officer: Joan Webb on joan.webb@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6986


Details: 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 commencing on 27 January 2021.

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.

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:

  • Current 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 Australian drivers’ licence.
  • Provisionally Registered Psychologists who anticipate obtaining General Registration by January 2021 are encouraged to speak with the contact officer about employment opportunities.

Note: Both part-time and full-time hours will be considered. A merit list/pool 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. These positions are under the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022 and as such, a 12-month probation period will apply to applicants who are not existing ACTPS permanent employees. For interstate applicants, who are offered a permanent position, support towards relocation costs will be considered in accordance with the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022.

How to Apply: In your application, please provide statements addressing the Selection Criteria (listed in the Position Description) in no more than five pages. Also include a current curriculum vitae 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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