School Psychologist

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 02/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1278417

Reference: 1278417

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Psychologists Registration Board.
  2. A sound knowledge of early childhood development and experience in an educational environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage and build rapport with families.
  4. Sound knowledge of psychological intervention techniques and strategies suitable for children and their families.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a key member of a collaborative team in the delivery of quality programs.
  6. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult with and advise others providing services to families.


Under the direction of the Manager, Early Intervention, the Psychologist will:

  • Support families and provide psychological services, including assessments,
  • Collaborate with colleagues and parents in developing and implementing programs which meet the identified educational, social or emotional needs of families and their children.
  • Review and evaluate programs and maintain appropriate records on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide written and oral reports as required.
  • Work as a member of a collaborative team in the provision of family centred and family focused services.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development, including planning and evaluation of collaborative service delivery.
  • Support the establishment and operation of networks that enhance the provision of services to deaf children and their families.
  • Other duties as required by the principal.

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.


Under the direction of the Principal and Assistant Principals, the successful applicant will work as a member of this collaborative team in delivering early intervention services for students and their families, this involves assessments for students as part of the PSD application process, as well as counselling and pyschologist support for students as identified by the school.


Who May Apply


  • Applicants must be qualified as a psychologist, social worker, mental health nurse or occupational therapist. Specifically:
    • For Psychologists, applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA
    • For Mental Health Nurses, applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA and hold a postgraduate qualification in mental health
    • For Social Workers, applicants must be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers
    • For Occupational Therapists must hold full registration with AHPRA
  • Have demonstrated direct counselling experience
  • Have a current Working With Children Check



  • For Psychology applicants, specialisation in education and/or developmental psychology.
  • For Mental Health Nurse applicants, hold a Mental Health Nurse Credential and membership with the Australian college of Mental Health Nurses.
  • For Social Work applicants, hold membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers and an Accredited Social Worker Trade Mark.

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

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

Saltwater P-9 College is a new co-educational Prep to Year 9 school that opened its doors to the first intake of Prep-Six students in 2019 and will grow rapidly until 2024 at which time the school will be P-9.

Saltwater P-9 College is positioned within a thriving bayside community, located only 20kms from the city. Situated in tranquil Point Cook, it’s surrounded by the Point Cook Coastal Park, a protected marine sanctuary and the Cheetham Wetlands.

Saltwater P-9 College aims to build a school culture that demonstrates a strong belief in and a commitment to providing a rich and rigorous curriculum within a safe, secure and enriched learning environment for our children.  We will have a clear focus on catering for the diverse range of students at their point of need. We will strive to be internationally minded, and provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment, with high expectations for student success.

The school’s values will be aligned with the Department of Education’s philosophy: ‘We support students to reach their potential, regardless of their background, postcode or circumstance, and to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to participate and thrive in a complex economy and society’.

Saltwater P-9 College will not just be a school committed to high academic standards, it will also be a school that prepares students to be curious, critical and creative thinkers and problem solvers who are technologically literate and capable of bringing about positive change in the world in which we live. This will be underpinned by our school motto: ‘Wisdom Begins with Wonder.’

Another major feature of our school’s curriculum will also be around the establishment of an exclusive Performing Arts and Sporting Program which will foster student’s intellectual, social and physical development.


Saltwater P-9 College will provide excellence in learning and teaching, achievement, innovation and self-improvement within a supportive, healthy, safe and secure environment that is inclusive of all.


To Educate and Guide Intelligence and Character in order to live creatively ethically and productively.


  • Offer high quality education within a supportive and understanding environment
  • Provide evidence based Literacy and Numeracy Instruction, Teaching and Learning
  • Offer an exclusive Performing Arts, Visual Communications and Sporting program that develops students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Provide a safe and secure one to one Digital Technology platform that supports student learning and develops a culture of Digital Agency
  • Offer production based learning such as Robotics and Coding and STEM to increase students’ creativity, innovation and problem solving skills
  • Offer a Personalised Learning model through goal setting which promotes a sense of self mastery allowing each individual to reach their full potential
  • Offer an Inquiry Based Learning model that develop critical and creative learners who actively engage in the learning process to acquire knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in order to promote student voice, agency and student-led action
  • Encourage cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity



School Psychologist

Job type:

Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 02/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Jackie Daniali | 03 8366 7700

School Psychologist