Psychologist - Prep - Year 9

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1278711

Reference: 1278711

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Substantial experience in the delivery of student or youth services in a relevant setting and preferably experience working with schools in the are of student welfare.

SC2 Substantial experience in the development and implementation of programs, procedures and policies that foster resilience and address the social, emotional and educational needs of students.

SC3 Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, particularly in provision of student support services.

SC4 Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary professional team and contribute significantly to the achievement of the team. 

SC5 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of current educational priorities and requirements of the Department of Education and Training.


Graduates are welcome to apply

Hours of attendance are 8.30am - 4.30pm

Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Demonstrated understanding and implementation of evidence based practice approaches and techniques in primary and secondary school settings supporting the development of students at risk of, or with, communication difficulties.

 Understanding of Language Support Program and Program for Students with Disabilities and the roles and responsibilities associated with supporting and implementing such programs in primary and secondary school settings.

 Strong and proven abilities in the dispersing of relevant and accurate information and up skilling of teachers, education support staff and parents through the presentation of professional development opportunities to target the holistic support of students with additional communication needs.

 Demonstrated understanding and active practice of the CBOS competence of lifelong learning and reflective practice.

 Experience working as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary professional team.

Communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within the educational community and beyond.

 Capacity to apply assessment, conceptual, and analytical skills in the provision of student support services and work with children, young people, their families, and broader support network.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

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.

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

  • 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

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Tarneit P-9 College is situated in the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Wyndham. Our College was established in 2013, commencing with an enrolment of 331 students and growing to over 2200 students in 2021. With the development of the Tarneit area the College is estimating a growth of 2300+ students within the next three years. There are a number of new housing estates developing in Tarneit, which is contributing to our growing student numbers.

The College’s vision is to provide a quality education which enables all students to progress by more than one year across all academic measures. We are committed to achieving continuous improvement of learning outcomes for all students and we are establishing a reputation of high academic achievement. The College values its motto ‘Scientia Lumen Vitae’ which means ‘knowledge is the light of life’. The College strives for the highest standards in English and Mathematics and compliments this with quality programs in Science, The Arts, Physical Education and French.

At Tarneit P-9 College the following values underpin the actions of our whole community:

•               We value our learning.

•               We are an inclusive school community.

•               We are proud of ourselves, each other and the school.

•               We act and are responsible.

The Tarneit community is comprised of diverse family backgrounds, with a high proportion of students coming from Islander, African and Indian communities. 53% of our students speak English as an additional language. The College Student Family Occupation of 0.54 indicates our community comes from mid socio economic backgrounds.

Tarneit P-9 College provides a comprehensive curriculum for students from years Prep to 9. We are focused on delivering a curriculum that promotes and develops high level literacy and numeracy skills, along with higher order thinking skills. The College is forming strong partnerships with the local kindergartens and Tarneit Senior College to support student transition from K-12. As students progress through school, the curriculum design allows for a variety of subjects to be offered, ensuring that students have opportunities to pursue their own pathway.

The College recognises the importance of the home/school relationships and encourages parent participation at a range of different levels.  In partnership with parents and the community, staff members establish high expectations for all students as the standard and provide a safe, supportive environment where students have the opportunity to become productive, knowledgeable and responsible citizens. 

The College has developed a Student Learning and Welfare support team, comprising of Psychologists, a Student Welfare Officer, Speech Pathologist and Assistant Principals. The College also works closely with the Wyndham Student Support Services and local organisations to provide a range of supports and interventions for students and their families. The School Wide Positive Behaviour initiative underpins Tarneit P-9 College’s approach to wellbeing. The school community has a strong focus on explicitly teaching students the expected behaviours and attitudes aligned with the College values.

The rapid growth of the school community has seen a quick expansion of facilities. The College has a state of the art, two storey building for our secondary students, including specialist spaces for science, the arts, technology and STEM. We also have a large senior library, double basketball court and synthetic soccer/rugby field. The College has also prioritised the development of our grounds, including a fence around the perimeter, grassed play areas, artificial turf areas, playgrounds and a range of shading and seating. The College also integrates the latest technology as a tool to support learning. Interactive whiteboards are installed throughout the main building and LCD screens throughout the other learning spaces. Students in Year 3 to 9 participate in a one to one device program and all learning spaces have access to wireless connectivity.

Psychologist - Prep - Year 9

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Anne-Maree Kliman | 03 9749 0506

Psychologist - Prep - Year 9