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Ahp3 Senior Psychologist

Government of South Australia - Para Hills, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department for Education
Job reference: 425559
Location: 5096 - PARA HILLS
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Student Support Services works with schools and preschools to provide support to assist them in meeting the needs of all children. The role requires the incumbent to participate in the implementation of a service model that supports the provision of integrated and targeted services to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs.

The trend of increasing learner complexity is well documented in the literature. Increasing numbers of children and young people are being identified with complex learning difficulties and disabilities often with co-existing conditions such as autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Increasing numbers of children are in schools who have difficulties arising from premature birth, have survived infancy due to advances in medical interventions, have rare neurological disorders and foetal alcohol syndrome. Behavioural issues are becoming increasingly more challenging and complex with a range of co-morbidity factors (including mental health) that require skills and expertise to identify underlying causes to better address the needs of the children and young people.

The Senior Psychologist is a member of an inter-disciplinary team, providing delegated line management, professional support and supervision to psychologists and provisional psychologists and working with children and young people with developmental, cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural and physical difficulties, and exceptional needs (including giftedness) and their families. The Senior Psychologist works closely with the Team Manager, other Senior Psychologists, psychologists, preschool and school staff, and parents to develop evidence based psychological interventions that include proactive, targeted and intensive strategies that can be adapted for learning and home contexts. This position will have a greater focus on proactive whole site and Partnership approaches. The role requires the recruitment, retention, induction and professional support, development and supervision of psychologists with a focus on meeting professional and service delivery standards.

Essential Qualifications
Current and full registration (general) with the Psychology Board of Australia. Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.

Special Conditions
The successful applicant is required to gain a prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-related employment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires. The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Abuse & Neglect (RAN) full day/online training course every three years. For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.

Applicants are required to submit a CV, Application Cover Sheet, Employment Declaration and a written statement of no more than 500 words addressing the criteria from the attached Expression of Interest form. A CV should generally not exceed 1500 words. Please include the name and contact details of three (3) referees, one being your current line manager.

$98,157 to $105,285 per annum

Special Notes
This is a short term full time contract until 02 August 2021 with possibility of extension at a reduced fraction of time.

Kinga Cornish
Team Manager
(08) 8314 4000

Application Instructions:
All applications must be submitted online.
Applications close: 25/02/2021 5:00 PM


Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Government of South Australia

Para Hills, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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