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Senior Psychologist, Education - Corrimal High School

NSW Government - Wollongong, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Time - Position

Location: Corrimal High School

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages. We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors. We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

Senior Psychologist Education coordinate and professionally supervise a team of school counsellors and school psychologists to deliver high quality psychological services to schools. They work closely with schools, other members of educational services teams and agencies to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes
Senior Psychologist Education provide professional leadership in the delivery of psychological services to school communities and have a key leadership role as part of the networked specialist centres.
Senior Psychologist Education will not be required to teach or undertake teaching duties as defined by the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 as amended. 

NOTE: Recreation leave and flexible working hours

Senior Psychologist Education employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 are remunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4 weeks recreation leave. Applications for recreation leave will not be approved during school term time and Senior Psychologist Education will be required to attend work during school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave.

Requests for flex days in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement will be subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generally require that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations
Key accountabilities

  • Supervise, in collaboration with principals, the performance and development of school counsellors and school psychologists and the maintenance of relevant skills
  • Provide leadership to school counsellors and school psychologists, including those who are working towards registration as psychologist
  • Assist school counsellors and school psychologists in their work with schools to respond to students requiring additional wellbeing and psychological support
  • Coordinate the provision of counselling services to schools experiencing emergencies
  • Contribute to the Department's support of students with disability and learning and support needs.
  • Contribute to the operational leadership for networked specialist centre services
  • Coordinate and maintain systems and procedures, including test budgets, to facilitate effective service delivery 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Registration as a psychologist.
  • Valid and current Working with Children Check clearance
  • Current driver’s licence and ability to travel between work sites.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter, maximum of two pages and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to leading a team of school counselling staff to support student wellbeing and mental health.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. For the application process, you must also answer the pre-screening questions listed below.

This is a child-related position. If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the Department of Education, you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check. In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate/s for the role, a talent pool may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or temporary) in the near future.

Please click to access the following:

Role Description

Aboriginal Education Review - Information 

WWCC Guide to Identity

WWCC - Declaration for Child-Related Work Declaration NCCHC

WWCC - Informed Consent form - NCCHC

Closing date: 16 June 2021

Key Application Responses

We are looking for you todemonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the roledescription in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

  1. Describe a situation that demonstrates your capacity to lead, support and professionally develop school counselling staff, including those working towards registration as a psychologist.
  1. Provide examples demonstrating your high level knowledge and skills in the provision of psychological assessment, counselling and evidence based interventions within a school context.
  1.  Provide examples demonstrating your capacity to establish interagency partnerships to assist schools to meet the wellbeing and mental health needs of students, in particular those students needing psychological intervention and support.

Wollongong, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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