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Advertised Vacancy Number DOE899377This is a permanent, full-time position commencing 15 July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.The Department of Education is seeking an expert educational psychologist with exceptional and proven system-level leadership skills to undertake the important role of Chief Psychologist.In this role you will play an integral part in leading, developing and implementing system-wide approaches, systems and services for student mental health and wellbeing.About the BranchThe Statewide Services Division encompasses both school and system-facing service delivery models.While the Division primarily exists to support schools, it also has an important system facing role supporting strategy and policy development.The Division provides the services and supports required by schools to enable student achievement, with a focus on those students and schools that need it most.It is a central component of the system's overall school improvement architecture.The Office... of the Chief Psychologist, led by the Chief Psychologist is a key part of the Statewide Services Division.About the Role The Chief Psychologist leads the strategic delivery of school psychology services and support to public schools across Western Australia.The role is pivotal in supporting schools to address the wellbeing, mental health and learning support needs of their students.As Chief Psychologist, you will be required to set professional standards for school psychology services for the Department, in consultation with lead school psychologists and other stakeholders, while providing professional leadership to all school psychologists working in the Department.In this role you will manage inter-agency and education sector relationships while representing the Department to peak professional bodies on matters relating to psychological services and professional standards.This includes leadership of key State and Commonwealth projects and strategies that are high risk.You will be required to ensure systems and support respond to complex and challenging school and community needs, arising from socially complex factors including family dysfunction, mental health, trauma, and drug and alcohol issues.The Chief Psychologist works with leaders across the Department while managing the administrative and business functions of the Office of the Chief Psychologist.This position is an important member of the Statewide Services Division leadership team, being the division responsible for central portfolios that deliver support services to students and schools to improve educational outcomes for all students.This includes closely collaborating with regions to ensure there is a state-wide integration of support to schools and students delivered through regional networks, providing policy advice, allocating resources, and monitoring programs and services to ensure high standards.Cultural DiversityThe 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.Want to Know More?More information on this position can be found in the attached Job Description Form (JDF).For specific information relating to the role and responsibilities, please contact Martin Clery, Executive Director, Statewide Services on 08 9264 4267 or .How to Apply To be considered for this position, your application should include: A 5 page statement addressing all selection criteria in the context of the role and business needs of the branch (as outlined in the attached JDF)A CV of up to 5 pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this positionThe contact details of 2 work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, one being your current line manager.Application InstructionsAll applications must be submitted online.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 application.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 8317.If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone 08 9264 8666 for assistance.Eligibility RequirementsTo be considered for employment with the Department of Education, successful applicants must meet training and eligibility requirements.For this position it is essential that you hold, or be eligible for, general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.All training requirements relevant to this position are outlined in the JDF.Subsequent AppointmentsThis 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.Building Leadership ImpactWe are committed to building the leadership capability of our people ()The Department applies a 4-day breach period to this selection process.Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) Monday, 10 June 2024.Lodgement is system generated.Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINEPROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED


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