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Job Number : 23221
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Education on 6 Dec 2017
School Psychologist

The NSW Department of Education currently has a range of permanent full-time and part-time employment opportunities to work as a school psychologist in NSW public schools. These positions are available across a wide range of metropolitan, regional and rural locations.

School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

School Psychologists provide counselling and psychological assessment of students. They complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes. School Psychologists provide psychological counselling services to allocated schools from Preschool to Year 12 across a range of metropolitan, rural and remote locations.

School Psychologists will not be required to teach or undertake teaching duties as defined by the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 as amended.

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies
  • Registered or provisionally registered psychologist
  • Valid and current Working with Children Check clearance. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel between work sites. This will require a current and valid driver’s licence with permission to drive by one-self.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to support student wellbeing. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. The application process will also require you to answer two pre-screening questions.

Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. .

This is a child-related position. If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the NSW Department of Education, you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this).

For more information, visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check. In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Successful applicants will be provided with a Departmental induction program, ongoing professional learning and professional supervision. Further details regarding conditions of employment are contained in the online advertisement.

Please apply online at www.jobs.nsw.gov.au. Job reference: 00005SX0. Applications close at 11:59 pm, Wednesday 20 December 2017. 

Contact Details
For more information, please contact Vicki Melitas on telephone 9244 5424 or via email to vicki.melitas@det.nsw.edu.au



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