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School Psychologist

Summary

  • Ongoing Full-time position available (school hours)
  • Be part of a team of committed and highly skilled educators and youth workers who help young people realize their potential 
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference. 

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About the role

The Hester Hornbrook Academy is in an exciting time of expansion and is currently seeking an ongoing full time School Psychologist to work across a multi campus setting.

The Hester Hornbrook Academy Psychologist is required to provide confidential counselling assistance to students across all campuses experiencing personal, socio-emotional, learning and/or vocational concerns. The Academy Psychologist will also be required to complete assessments of young people to identify and address educational support needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide psychological counselling, therapy, support and programmes for individual students and groups for a range of mental health, emotional and family issues
  • Liaise with parents/carers, staff and external professionals/agencies as required to ensure care of students and appropriate case management
  • Respond to referrals from parent/carers and members of staff and determine appropriate intervention
  • Communicate student needs and case plan as required to parent/carers and relevant staff
  • Assist the Leadership Team in the development and implementation of programmes addressing student needs (for example, developmental concerns, personal growth, resilience, transition, social skills, stress management, and mental health issues)
  • Undertake psychological assessment and diagnosis
  • Maintain appropriate confidential records. Collect, collate and maintain student information and records to meet legislative and system requirements. Maintain archived files
  • Maintaining an awareness of school community issues and events which may impact on the school, and work with key staff as relevant/required
  • Select, store and maintain appropriate psychological testing and therapy materials and equipment
  • Develop and extend own professional skills and knowledge by attending related professional network and association meetings and conference
  • Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning through: mandated APS Code of Ethics & Guidelines, continuing professional development and, peer consultation.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to: 

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology (or equivalent), an education & development focus would be advantageous
  • Registration with Victorian Psychologists Registration Board and eligible for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Relevant experience in counselling experience, preferably in a school environment or with adolescents and parent/carers
  • Familiarity with psychoeducational assessment tools and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience in initiating and implementing mental health, socio-emotional and wellbeing programmes 
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, with the demonstrated capacity to work flexibly and manage competing demand
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Computer literacy with the ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools

Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualification in an area relevant to Psychology

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

Benefits

We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via email.

Applications close at 5pm on 26 February 2020. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. 

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.  

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

 
 
 

Position details

  • Date posted

    11 February 2020
  • Closing Date

    26 February 2020
  • Location

    Melbourne
  • Work type

    Full Time
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