School Psychologist – Jervis Bay Primary School

  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Jervis Bay School, Dykes Avenue, Jervis Bay JBT, Australia
  • 09 May, 2022
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Part-time Permanent

Closes: 27 May 2022

Classification: School Psychologist
Salary: $86,155 - $123,643 plus superannuation
Position No: 34980
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 May 2022
Contact Officer: Tej Kaur on Tej.Kaur@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 9780

Details: Are you a psychologist who is passionate about seeing children and young people thrive in the beautiful region of Jervis Bay? ACT Education is seeking applicants for the Jervis Bay School Psychologist position commencing immediately.
This School Psychologist works with students, their families and teachers to identify and address barriers to learning and mental wellbeing. In this role you will:

  • Build rapport with students, families and the community and learn the local culture, historical context and customs
  • Consult with parents or carers, teachers, school executive, external agencies and other members of the school community about interventions, services and support for students
  • Conduct assessments in learning, social, emotional and behavioural domains and communicate assessment results and recommendations to parents or carers, teachers and relevant professionals
  • Provide psychological intervention for a range of issues affecting children and young people and where appropriate their parents or carers
  • Identify and assess mental health issues and provide follow up support or refer to other mental health services
  • Assist in the design and evaluation of culturally sensitive 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:

  • 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 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au)
  • It is highly desirable applicants hold a current Australian drivers’ licence.

Notes: This position is part-time at 14:42 (2 days) hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. 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. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. These positions are under the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2022 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 2021-2022.

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

27 May, 2022