Psychologist - School Readiness Team

Job posted: 27/02/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical, Aged Care

Reference: 177520

Reference: 177520

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research, Medical, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Opportunity to deliver school readiness sessions at kindergartens across the Barwon Region
  • Enjoy a role that maximises your potential
  • Work within a supportive multidisciplinary team to support young children’s learning

About the initiative

School Readiness Funding is an innovative initiative providing kindergartens with access to quality programs and support systems that will help children get the most out of their early learning.  The School Readiness Program provides funding to Kindergartens within the Barwon region, with access to allied health being one of a number of supports. Under the terms of the funding, Kindergartens with large numbers of educationally disadvantaged children enrolled will receive more allied health support.

About the role 

Barwon Health is looking to recruit a Psychologist to be part of a small multidisciplinary team that delivers school readiness sessions at kindergartens across the Barwon Region.

You will be working with kindergarten educators and families in the community to build their capacity to support young children’s learning in the key areas of communication (language development) wellbeing (social and emotional) and access and inclusion. Using evidence-based practices from your particular allied health discipline, you will enhance the professional and parenting practices of educators and families to benefit all the children under their care.

You will be working to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promotes:

improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes

self-regulation and positive and pro-social behaviours

social and emotional wellbeing

More information about School Readiness Funding is available here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/Schoolreadiness.aspx?Redirect=1.

About the culture

Barwon Health recognises talent, develops leaders and values staff. Enjoy the rewards, benefits and feel proud that you can be a key strategic partner to improving outcomes for Barwon Health, our staff and the community we care for.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) is means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Psychologist - School Readiness Team

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Mia Urtone - (03) 4215 6800

Psychologist - School Readiness Team