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Job Number : 42135
Type and Location : Psychologist / Adelaide
Listed By : Department for Education on 10 May 2024
School Based Senior Psychologist
The Student Support Services School Buy-in Team works in partnership with preschool and school leadership to develop tailored and accountable school-based allied health projects. As a member of this team, the School Based Senior Psychologist contributes contemporary psychology knowledge to school improvement planning.

This project-based position located at Open Access College utilizes advanced psychology expertise to contribute to school improvement planning and extends support across various waves of intervention. Position is responsible for leadership, coordination, and development of site-based approaches, focused on mental health, wellbeing, and learning. Additionally, the role involves capacity building, group interventions, and one on one assessment and intervention with children and young people.


Essential: Current and full registration (general) with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Desirable: Area of practice endorsement  - educational and developmental psychology and/or clinical psychology and/or counselling psychology and/or organisational psychology. Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.
What we can offer you:

  • A collaborative team that values your expertise and fosters a supportive and inclusive work culture.

  • The flexibility of a part-time position that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • The opportunity to build meaningful connections and expand your professional network by collaborating with preschool and school leadership, allied health professionals, and stakeholders in the education sector, enhancing your career prospects and opportunities for growth.

  • The opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and young people by contributing to school improvement planning and implementing tailored allied health projects focused on mental health, wellbeing, and learning.
Why work with us: 

Every child and young person deserves a great education.

We have a strategy that aims to unlock every child's potential now and into the future, one that in partnership with learners, students, parents, and the wider South Australian community will build a world-leading public education system. One that is equitable and prioritises learning and wellbeing.

Together we will make our education system the best it can be.

When our children and young people thrive, so do our communities and our state.
Special Conditions:

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department for Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. 

The incumbent will be required to undertake RRHAN  -EC (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education Care) Facilitator Lead (Masterclass) extended course or the online (Fundamentals) course which will be required to be updated every three years. 

For all other Special Conditions please refer to the Role Description.
Application Instructions:

For further information and details on how to apply for this vacancy, please go to and search for vacancy number 593535.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Closing date is 26 May 2024 at 11:30 pm. 
Contact Details

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Angela DeConno, Assistant Director Statewide Operations, via Mob: 0457 586 932 or Email: [email protected] .

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