School Psychologist

$86,155 - $123,643 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 11 October 2021
Classification: School Psychologist
Salary: $86,155 - $123,643 plus superannuation
Position No: 06656, several
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 September 2021
Contact Officer: Joan Webb on or (02) 6205 9555

Details: Are you a psychologist who enjoys working with children or young people? Are you looking for a job with a broad range of opportunities, including working in the area of prevention and early intervention?
ACT Education is seeking applicants for several permanent School Psychologist positions. We have positions available for an immediate start or commencing at the beginning of the 2022 school year. School Psychologists enjoy the benefits of teacher-based conditions and strong professional support.
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
  • It is highly desirable applicants hold a current Australian drivers’ licence.

Notes: Provisional Psychologists who anticipate gaining general registration early in 2022 are encouraged to apply. There are several positions available. A merit 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.

Job Closing Date

11 Oct, 2021