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School Psychologist Katanning WA

Department of Education, Western Australia

Department of Education, Western Australia Katanning WA Australia

2 months ago

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE808691

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full time position commencing ASAP with possible extension twelve (12) months and/or permanency

Psychologists with provisional or general registration are encouraged to apply.

Katanning Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated School Psychologist to join their team.

About The Region

The Wheatbelt region is a short drive from Perth with a diverse landscape, best known for its agriculture and close-knit rural communities. Known as the ‘heartland’ of Western Australia the Wheatbelt region sets itself apart with its down-to-earth lifestyle, generational farming families, and a strong sense of community and belonging.

The region has an abundance of natural resources with endless farmland, fields of wildflowers, charming pioneering towns, and large stretches of nature reserves where flora and fauna unique to the area flourish. Located 2-3 hours drive inland and south of Perth, the Wheatbelt education... region is well-positioned with approximately 59,000 people across 200 towns and communities. The Wheatbelt is home to 69 public schools and 8,715 students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds with families likely to be involved in agriculture, forestry or mining.

This position is based in the town of Katanning which is centrally located in the 'heart' of the Great Southern. It offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of easy access to the cities of Perth, Albany and Bunbury. While the area is essentially agricultural, the town is a regional centre with access to a range of recreation and leisure facilities, government, health and education services, as well as a diverse retail and business district. Katanning is about 3 hours and 20 minutes south east of Perth but only 2 hours from Albany and even less to the Porongurups and Bluff Knoll. You’ll be working with the local senior high school and providing services to nearby towns, working collaboratively with other School psychologists as part of the Wheatbelt team.

About The Role

The School Psychologist is responsible for delivering direct psychological services to identified clients, applying psychological skills and knowledge to improve mental health, learning and behavioural outcomes for students in collaboration with school personnel, parents, caregivers and other agencies. You will assist with the development and implementation of school-based support services and programs, and operate as a member of a collaborative and coordinated regional school psychology team.

The successful applicant will ideally have strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with staff, students, parents and the wider community. They will ideally have a commitment to their own professional growth and development, and the ability to work together with the school administration to develop whole school initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of all members of the school community.

Here's what's on offer:
• salary between $83,312 (provisional) to $134,404 (senior school psychologist)
• Board approved supervision (if required) and access to our highly regarded Induction Program over two years
• professional leadership and support
• eight weeks holiday per year
• a professional and personal experience like no other
• an opportunity to work with culturally diverse populations
• the chance to be part of your local community and make a real difference in the lives of young people
• subsidised accommodation
• full relocation (intra and interstate)

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):
• Ability to implement school psychology services and programs in an educational environment to maximise student learning outcomes.
• Knowledge of the implementation and evaluation of a variety of psychological approaches appropriate for individual, group and system-level intervention.
• High level written and oral communication skills, demonstrating the capacity to produce correspondence, reports and case notes, and interview and training (facilitation) skills.
• Highly developed interpersonal skills, which demonstrate an ability to function in a self-directed way, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with a range of clients across the lifespan, Department personnel and inter-agency partners across a variety of contexts.
• Ability to apply analytical and conceptual skills to issues identification, risk assessment and analysis, intervention and evaluation.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may 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.

Further information about Katanning Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here .

For further job related information:

Please contact Felicity Watt, Lead School Psychologist - Wheatbelt Education Region, by telephoning 0467 775 334 or emailing [email protected] .

Application Instructions

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:
• A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
• A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
• The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

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:
• provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
• complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
• hold or be eligible for provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
• obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
• obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
• complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
• complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
• complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

Information about registration with the Psychology Board of Australia can be obtained by calling 1300 419 495 or by visiting . 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 Friday, 17 March 2023.


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