School Psychologist

$77,052 - $126,689 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Beldon WA 6027, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Beldon Education Support Centre
School Psychologist
Level 1 - SPS Y2, $77,052 - $126,689 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SP678885

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension.

Are you looking to make a difference?

Beldon Primary School, together with Beldon Education Support Centre, are seeking a School Psychologist with strong interpersonal and communication skills to work across both locations.

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of school systems and effective school and classroom student engagement practices. They will be able to contribute psychological understandings and interventions to the conditions that support student engagement and well-being.

The School Psychologist provides psychological services and evidence-based assessments and interventions in mental health and well-being, behaviour, risk and critical incident management, learning and disability. The School Psychologist will provide these services at a system, group and individual level and will be experienced in the school psychologist competencies.

Beldon Primary School and Beldon Education Support Centre share a school campus, and students are integrated across the schools wherever and whenever possible.

Established in 1985, Beldon Primary School has seen more than one thousand children pass through its ranks. We are now seeing traditions of attendance across family generations. The school generally draws children from a broad socio-economic and cultural range. It also attracts a number of children from outside the local area.

A special feature of the Beldon Education Support Centre (ESC, 'the Centre') is the ambience. Parents, teachers, administrators and education assistants share the same vision for the Centre and strive endlessly to ensure that it runs smoothly and maintains a high standard of excellence. The benefit of this positive working relationship is that the students receive a top level of education that will enable them to become successful members of our society.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Ability to implement school psychology services and programs in an educational environment to maximise student learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge of the implementation and evaluation of a variety of psychological approaches appropriate for individual, group and system-level intervention.
  • High level written and oral communication skills, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, which demonstrate an ability to function in a self-directed way, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with a range of clients across the lifespan, Department personnel and inter-agency partners across a variety of contexts.
  • Ability to apply analytical and conceptual skills to issues identification, risk assessment and analysis, intervention and evaluation.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about both Beldon Primary School and Beldon Education Support Centre can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:
Please contact Michele Mason, Principal Beldon Education Support Centre, by telephoning 0400 723 189 or emailing

Application Instructions
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles provisional or
  • general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA); and
    • hold a recognised qualification in teaching (minimum one year); or
    • hold a Graduate Diploma in School Psychology (or equivalent); or
    • have undertaken a minimum placement of 40 days in the school education sector as part of higher degree studies in psychology;


  • hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and have worked a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent part-time) as a school psychologist (or equivalent position)
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

Information about registration with the Psychology Board of Australia can be obtained by calling 1300 419 495 or by visiting Please see the Department’s Careers website for the support provided to graduate school psychologists undertaking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 15 April 2021




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.4
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-15 4:30 PM