Psychologist - 0.4 to 1.0 Time Fraction available

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1337036

Reference: 1337036

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in assessing, conceptualising and analysing wellbeing / learning development isues and providing evidence-based direct counselling for a range of mental health issues. 
  2. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing evidence-basesd intervention strategies for clients with complex needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to input into the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and strategies relating to mental health and wellbeing / child development.
  4. Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effetively with a wide range of people.
  5. Ability to provide leadership and professional learning that informs and influences the work of others involved in the engagement and wellbeing of children and young people. 
  6. Clear undersanding of legislative requirements regarding privacy of health information.
  7. Ability to carry out assessments; cognitive assessements as well as ADHD and ASD assessments and recommendations learning difficulties and development


The Mental Health Practitioners (MHP) initiative provides for a suitably qualified mental health professional in all government secondary school campuses.

Operating in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training's Area-based multi-disciplinary teams, this role will have the following functions:

provide direct counselling support and other early intervention services for individual students and groups identified as at-risk and/or experiencing or demonstrating mild to moderate mental health needs;
coordinate supports for students with critical needs both within and external to the school, including proactively working with regions and other health professionals to engage further support as required; and
enhance promotion and prevention activities in the school by contributing to whole school health and wellbeing plans, building the capability of teaching staff and school leadership to manage student health and wellbeing, and helping to embed mental health promotion and prevention programs and strategies in the school.

Education Support Class Level 1 Range 4

The successful applicant will be an experienced professional who will carry out their duties and responsibilities, relative to their professional discipline, with a high level of autonomy and with minimal reliance on professional supervision. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of professional support programs within an educational environment, including guidance to other professional staff.

As an education support class position, this role supports the educational services being provided to students, but will not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic).

For more information on the responsibilities of an Education support class level 1 range 4 employee, please visit:



1. Deliver professional support service/s in a school/s, including the direct counselling for students with a range of mental health issues, applying sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.

2. Plan and implement evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs including collaborating with families, other professionals and agencies when appropriate, and manage the associated risks.

3. Work collaboratively with the school to contribute to policies and operational practices that will guide the work of others, including other school wellbeing staff and teachers.

4. Demonstrate leadership and provide professional learning to others, such as teachers and other school wellbeing staff, to build the capacity of schools to improve students’ learning and developmental outcomes.

5. Liaise with other Department areas (including secondary school nurses and Student Support Services staff) and external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.

6. Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year.

7. Meet relevant policies and legislative requirements in relation to student health information privacy.

Please note:
• The relevant enterprise agreement underpinning this position is the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017.
• Continued professional learning is a registration requirement under the National Law, which governs the operations of the National Boards and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Who May Apply


  • Applicants must be qualified as a psychologist, Specifically:
    • For Psychologists, applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA
    • Have demonstrated direct counselling experience
  • Have a current Working With Children Check



  • specialisation in education and/or developmental psychology.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

This position is advertised as a 0.4 (2 days a week) position at Hampton Park Primary School.

The possibility exists to add extra days up to a full time role by working in other local network schools, depending on the time fraction the suitable candidate is seeking.

For more information, please contact Dale on 0457 514 867.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Hampton Park Primary School is located in the south-eastern suburb of Hampton Park in the Southern Melbourne Area, a rapidly growing area in the South East Victoria Region. The school’s SFOE is 0.6173. Current staffing profile comprise the Principal, 2 Assistant Principals, 2 Leading Teachers, 2 Learning Specialists, 26 teachers and 39 Education Support staff. The school has a 2022 enrolment of 395 students.

The school is characterised by its rich cultural diversity with students representing 38 language backgrounds, provides a Prep to Year 6 program that recognises the wide-ranging educational and social needs for the students. The school motto “Persistence, Creativity, Excellence” is reinforced by the values of Respect, Co-operation, Friendliness, Best Effort and Equality and the school’s Service Standards that guide the work of teachers and education support staff.

At Hampton Park Primary School, we place great importance on students developing high-level literacy and numeracy skills. To support this, we have developed specific programs for students across all year levels, which enables them to experiment, discover, manipulate and explore concepts in a practical manner. We acknowledge that explicit teaching and hands on activities are both vitally important for developing the academic skills of all students.

All Grades participate in literacy programs. In Prep - 4, students are provided with intensive literacy support when they participate in a 50-minute session of literacy tutoring each day of the week. Students in each class group are divided into small groups to work with a member of staff to address their individual literacy needs. This targeted approach has seen a significant improvement in previous NAPLAN results.

Students have individual learning goals and are challenged academically. The school places a significant emphasis on collaboration of teachers to plan at the point of need. Professional Learning Communities, regular year level team meetings and curriculum groups provide teachers with a range of opportunities to discuss, analyse and respond to student data in order to maximise learning outcomes.

Hampton Park Primary School, in 2018, opened a new $5.7 million rebuild, which includes several new classrooms and innovative STEM learning spaces. The introduction of a STEM based curriculum will ensure that all students are equipped with the innovative skills and knowledge that will allow them to solve real world problems using the increasingly important and internationally recognised STEM competencies of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The well-resourced specialist programs of Science, Digital Technologies, STEM and Physical Education are provided for all students each week and these specialist teachers provide a range of opportunities for students to use their new skills in different contexts. Mandarin is also taught across the Prep-6 grades facilitated by classroom teachers.

In addition to a strong commitment to academic excellence, Hampton Park is an accredited Kids Matter school and we are now committed to the BE YOU Initiative to support our students’ social and emotional wellbeing in order to build resilience and maintain positive mental health. We encourage parental involvement in the school, as we believe that an effective school community is built on strong and productive relationships with families. To this end, we organise family events each term that are extremely popular and well attended.

The school regularly achieves success in Interschool Sport, winning championships in a range of sports. Students are encouraged to try out for individual and team sports and those who participate, learn that success comes not only from winning but also from doing your very best.

At Hampton Park Primary, we are committed to maintaining an orderly learning environment where students persist in all things and develop a creative approach to learning in their search for excellence. The learning environment is one where students learn to be flexible, reflective and open-minded so they will develop into capable young people with the ability to monitor their own learning and effectively manage challenges as they arise.

In partnership with Community Hubs Australia and The Smith Family, the school operates an onsite Community Hub. The Community Hub plays an integral role in the engagement of the local community by providing opportunities for community members to come together and socialise. The hub also offers weekly playgroup, English language, computer and craft classes.

We are committed to excellence and to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Psychologist - 0.4 to 1.0 Time Fraction available

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Dale Mills | 045/751-4867

Psychologist - 0.4 to 1.0 Time Fraction available