School Psychologist Pool - Fixed Term Opportunities

$75,052 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Western Australia, Australia
  • 19 Apr, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Department of Education
Various Education Regions
School Psychologist Pool - Fixed Term Opportunities
Pool Ref CP/SP598496
School Psychologist (School Education Act General Agreement)
Appointment Pool

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:

  • Confirmed starting salary from $75,052 a year.
  • 9.25 percent employer contributions to superannuation.
  • 8 weeks’ vacation leave (during school holidays).
  • More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave.
  • Subsidised accommodation where applicable.
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Who should apply?
You can apply to this pool for fixed-term opportunities in schools and regions across the state, if you are:

  • currently employed on a fixed-term contract and are looking for further fixed-term opportunities; OR
  • returning to school psychology and are looking for fixed-term opportunities; OR
  • looking to start your psychology career with fixed term opportunities; OR
  • currently employed on a permanent basis and looking for other opportunities.

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

  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching (minimum one year); OR,
  • hold a Graduate Diploma in School Psychology (or equivalent); OR,
  • have undertaken a minimum placement of 40 days in the school education sector as part of higher degree studies in psychology.

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:

  • the completed online application form;
  • a comprehensive, up-to-date CV;
  • identification (i.e. birth certificate, passport, change of name documentation, marriage certificate). Please note we do not accept driver’s licences
  • evidence of eligibility to work in Australia, including Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian work permit (e.g. citizenship papers, Australian work visa with date of entry - Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • evidence of your current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (i.e. registration number)
  • final academic transcripts demonstrating your qualifications, identifying your course(s) of study, including copies of undergraduate degrees and any postgraduate qualifications (if applicable). Your transcripts must clearly identify:
    • your name
    • university name
    • course name
    • units completed
    • current enrolment/course completion date
  • two professional referees - one of which should be your current or most recent line manager where possible

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 ( and eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. These must be confirmed prior to commencing employment.


WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2022-12-20 4:30 PM



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Job Closing Date

20 Dec, 2022