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Job Number : 33443
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : The John Berne School on 3 May 2021
School Psychologist (full-time)

The John Berne School, Lewisham, a Catholic coeducational school in the Marist tradition, is seeking a registered Psychologist experienced in working with adolescents and their families. Full-time (negotiable) maternity leave position for 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

Position commences 2nd August, 2021

Applications emailed to: The Principal, The John Berne School


Essential Criteria

  • Experience in assessment and facilitating interventions for young people with developmental, cognitive, social or emotional needs. Specifically in the following areas: Intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD and trauma
  • The ability to support students with attendance, safety and behaviour challenges through collaborative planning
  • Experience in conducting cognitive and/or educational reports.
  • Hold current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Hold, or be eligible for, membership with the Australian Psychological Society
  • Have current knowledge of the NSW education system
  • Have the ability to liaise with teachers and community agencies
  • Have excellent organisational, communication and information technology skills



Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology or Education/Developmental Psychology
  • Understanding or experience of Positive Psychology and Trauma informed practice
  • Experience with Family therapy and systemic approaches
  • Experience in conducting group work
  • The successful applicant will maintain close communication with the families of students, as well as the School Support Team, Leadership Team and teachers.


Applicants would need to have a willingness to become fully involved in all aspects of school life in this unique situation, including outdoor education and other programs. Preferred applicants will support the ethos of the Catholic school and Marist tradition. Child protection screening procedures apply. Letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact details of three referees are required with all applications.



Contact Details
T: 02 9560 9260


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