The role of the School Psychologist is to apply their psychological and educational expertise to support students to achieve academic potential, psychological health, and social-emotional wellbeing. Psychologists work collaboratively with key stakeholders to address the barriers to learning for students in order to improve their educational outcomes. The Psychologist has an integral role in the provision of counselling and consultancy services within the school, as well as in the development and implementation of programmes and policies.
Essential skills include –
- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Experience working in an educational setting and/or experience working with children, adolescents and families in a therapeutic context.
- Experience working with adolescents in a mental health setting is desirable.
- Demonstrated awareness of, and capacity to manage the legal, ethical and organisational requirements of a counselling role within an educational setting
- Understanding of and capacity to enact child protection legislation requirements and guidelines as they apply to schools
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Professional with high ethics when working with staff, students and their families