Department of Education
Various Education Regions
School Psychologist Pool - Fixed Term Opportunities
Pool Ref CP/SP598496
School Psychologist (School Education Act General Agreement)
Are you a school psychologist looking to operate as a member of a collaborative and coordinated student services team?
We are establishing a pool of eligible and highly motivated school psychologists to be considered for filling part time and full time fixed-term positions as they arise in our schools and regions across the state
This is your opportunity to provide proactive and responsive psychological services, evidence-based assessments and interventions in mental health and well-being, behaviour, risk and critical incident management, learning and disability.
As the state’s largest employer we offer a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
Who should apply?
You can apply to this pool for fixed-term opportunities in schools and regions across the state, if you are:
School psychologists are required to hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; and
You are also eligible to apply to work for us if you hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and have worked a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent part-time) as a school psychologist (or equivalent position).
If you have not yet completed 2 years (8 terms) of employment as a school psychologist, you may wish to consider applying to the Graduate School Psychologist Pool
How the pool works
Qualified and eligible applicants may be considered from the pool to fill positions as they arise. Qualifications, experience, location preferences and suitability for the specific vacancy are considered.
You must have had your application accepted to this pool, and have had confirmation at the time a vacancy is listed, to be considered for an employment opportunity.
Except where applicants are permanently employed by us as a School Psychologist, a school may only offer a fixed term appointment via this pool to an eligible and available applicant - that is an applicant who is not currently employed by us for the period of the appointment or is employed by us on a fixed-term contract but the position being offered is an increased work fraction or for a longer period of time.
If you are currently a permanent employee with us, your principal or line manager will need to approve your release before you can accept a temporary appointment at another school or location.
Applying for this pool does not guarantee appointment.
Vacancies may be filled using other options such as local recruitment activities or advertising positions.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Simply select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this advertisement and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
It is recommended that you have all of the above documents ready to attach before clicking the “Apply for Job” button.
When completing your online application you will be asked to nominate the regions where you would be interested in working. Please only select those regions where you would accept a position.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you do not receive a confirmation email, or are experiencing any trouble submitting your online application, please contact Staff Recruitment and Employment Services on (08) 9264 4127.
As suitable vacancies arise, you may be contacted by schools or regions to discuss details relevant to specific vacancies. Your referees may be contacted to verify your skills/experience.
Eligibility for employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check through the Department of Education Screening Unit, a valid Working with Children Check (www.workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au) and eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. These must be confirmed prior to commencing employment.
EMAILED AND HARD COPY APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
CLOSING DATE: 2022-12-20 4:30 PM
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