Department of Education
Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Medical And Mental Health
School Psychologist - Child and Parent Centre
Level 1 - SPS Y2, $77,052 - $126,689 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE678068
This is an eight (8) month fixed term, part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing ASAP with possible twelve (12) month extension
Statewide Services, Early Childhood Education Branch is seeking to appoint a fixed-term school psychologist for the Child and Parent Centre (CPC) initiative. This position will work in a close-knit team with two school psychologist colleagues to provide services as outlined below.
Currently the position is attached to the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental, but is based with the Early Childhood Education Branch at Statewide Services, Padbury.
There are 22 CPCs throughout Western Australia. They are located on or near public schools in communities where there are high levels of vulnerability and disadvantage. The CPCs are intended to improve access to a range of early learning, parenting, child and maternal health and wellbeing programs and services, that provide support families with young children, birth to eight years – with a focus on children in the ‘Early Education Period’ (birth to four years of age).
The Department of Education is the lead agency for the Initiative, working in partnership with other government departments and 13 non-government organisations (NGOs), selected to manage and provide services at and through each CPC. Further information is available at www.childandparentcentres.wa.edu.au
As the successful applicant, you will have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to provide professional learning (PL). In addition, strong organisational and time management capabilities are needed, as well as the ability to analyse and problem solve issues presented by PL participants, and provide on-the-spot considered responses.
It is essential that you are a trained and accredited Triple P facilitator (Seminar Series is essential, and further training in some or all of the following: Discussion Group is highly desirable, and Stepping Stones is desirable).
A significant element of the work requirement for this role will be to provide professional learning for parents who attend the CPCs, with an emphasis on Triple P parenting professional learning. Individual case work is not a requirement of the role.
As this position is of a more specialist nature, the successful applicant will ideally possess general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Psychologists towards the end of their provisional registration period may also be considered.
Occasional evening work and travel to regional locations (including overnight stays) will be required.
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):
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the Early Childhood Education Branch, and CPC support are very important and will 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.
For further job related information:
Please contact Robyn Kinkade, Manager, by telephoning (08) 6206 2064 or emailing Robyn.Kinkade@education.wa.edu.au.
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:
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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
Information about registration with the Psychology Board of Australia can be obtained by calling 1300 419 495 or by visiting www.psychologyboard.gov.au. 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 Monday, 3 May 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-03 4:30 PM
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