We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated School Psychologist who is fully registered with AHPRA to join our College's Psychology Team. The position is a temporary 1 year contract, commencing at the start of Term 4, 2022.


About the role:

Reporting to the Senior Psychologist, your primary role is to support and advocate for students’ wellbeing. The successful applicant will use their expertise in mental health, learning and behaviour to support our students to succeed academically, socially, behaviourally and emotionally.

 

To achieve this, your involvement will include:

Counselling

  • Provide assessments and therapeutic interventions to students using evidence-based best practice (including group work where appropriate).
  • Provide consultative advice and support to parents and staff regarding the psychological, emotional, social and learning needs of students.
  • Liaise with external mental health providers (where appropriate).

Pastoral Care

  • Assist in the development and delivery of Pastoral Care Programs relevant to the age appropriate needs of the Year Group.
  • Provide professional development to staff and parents on relevant topics as required.
  • Undertake suicide risk assessments when required.

Learning/Psychometric Assessment

  • Identify and assess the needs of students experiencing learning difficulties.
  • Administer Psychometric Assessments and complete written reports.
  • Provide summarised results of Psychological Assessments to support funding applications for students with special needs.

General School Psychologist duties

  • Attend relevant whole school staff meetings.
  • Attend parent/teacher nights (if requested).
  • Attend Transition and Orientation days.

 

What we are seeking:

  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively and build rapport with students, parents and all College employees to develop respectful, inclusive and positive working relationships.
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence, with the ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on. The ability to use own emotions and to manage interactions successfully.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to demonstrate high levels of written and oral communication skills.
  • Effectively communicate with diverse groups of people.
  • Highly developed sense of compassion, with the ability to model compassion and trust. Ability to empathise and make others feel comfortable.
  • Excellent ability to be open-minded and tolerant of all kinds of students and their situations. The School Psychologist will also be flexible, adaptable and open to innovative ways of thinking and working.
  • Able to work under pressure when required, always maintaining a high degree of professionalism and working within the expected Guidelines and Ethics.

Desirable

  • Area of endorsement such as Educational and Developmental, Counselling or Clinical Psychologist.

 

It is a requirement of this role that you are fully registered with AHPRA. You will also have a current Working With Children Check and National Police Clearance.

 

Be part of something excellent.

 

 

 

Applications close at 4:00pm on Tuesday 9 August, 2022. Please provide a letter (two pages maximum) outlining your interest and suitability for this position. Applications are to be addressed to the Principal, Mr Leo Di Gregorio.

Please email applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you would more information about this role please contact Jannine Johnston, College Senior Psychologist, on 9246 8216.

 

The way we give back to our people: Sacred Heart College gives back generously to our employees with offers on many benefits such as our own wellness program, corporate healthcare rates, onsite weights and fitness studio and a very active Social Club. Sacred Heart College prides itself of living the motto of Always Striving Upwards and our three key values of Courage, Compassion and Respect encompass what it means to be part of the Sacred Heart community.

 

The successful applicant must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.