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School Psychologist

Job Title: School Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: St Kilda
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date:
Reference: 32923_1641422977
Contact Name: Cory Lee
Contact Email: cory.lee@twrecruitment.com.au
Job Published: Jan 06, 2022

Job Description

The Role:

You will be responsible for the general wellbeing of all students - Years 7 to 12, and of staff. In this role you will have an emphasis on individual counselling and supporting social, emotional, and behavioural programs.

The Psychologist will complete cognitive assessments as needed to assist in the support of educating our students and enable teachers to best cater for specific academic, social, emotional, or behavioural needs.

In this role, you will provide:

  • Support to students and staff with their welfare needs.
  • Support proactive welfare, social and emotional learning programs, and workshops.
  • Liaise with the relevant teachers and parents / carers in relation to students of concern e.g.: development of Behaviour Management Plans, IEP's (Individual Education Plans), general support and management, student observations etc.
  • Conduct relevant diagnostic testing and assessment to support the students' education needs and goals.
  • Attend relevant PSG (Parent Support Group) meetings.
  • Recommend and provide information and support to the senior staff of Yeshivah Secondary (i.e., in relation to specific students, in times of crisis etc.).
  • Recommend and assist in the case management of students and families that need to be referred / reported to external agencies i.e., DFFH (formerly DHHS), Child First, Jewish Care, SECASA, police etc.
  • Collaborate with the Student Wellbeing Coordinator and Secondary School personnel to facilitate the smooth transition for students from primary to secondary.
  • Provide initial counselling and support for Yeshivah Secondary Staff. This will be 'First response only' and the staff member will be referred onward for appropriate external counselling.

Requirements

To be eligible to apply the successful applicant would require:

  • Current APHRA registration as a general or clinical registration (preferred). Provisional registration with external supervision are welcome to apply.
  • To be passionate about working with children and families.
  • An understanding of educational philosophy in school settings.
  • Current (or ability to obtain) Employee Working with Children's Check.
  • A commitment and understanding of the school's ethos and culture.
  • Ability to attend new staff orientation on January 25th

What you get in return:

  • An attractive salary based on experience
  • 8 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rated) aligned with the school term. 4 weeks unpaid leave (pro-rated) with the ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Flexible work arrangements. Time allocation can be completed over 2 or 3 days to align with other commitments.
  • A supportive and welcoming team environment with excellent staff retention.
  • An inclusive environment - applicants from all religious and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please send your resume to Cory Lee at Tradewind Australia - cory.lee @twrecruitment.com.au

If you have any queries, please call Cory on 03 9081 0564

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