Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Education And/Or Training | School Education
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008ARJ
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $134,421 - Total remuneration package includes salary ($121,273), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0412 969 678 - Janet Rowe
Closing Date: 16/06/2021 - 11:59 PM
The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages. We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors. We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.
Senior Psychologist Education coordinate and professionally supervise a team of school counsellors and school psychologists to deliver high quality psychological services to schools. They work closely with schools, other members of educational services teams and agencies to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes
Senior Psychologist Education provide professional leadership in the delivery of psychological services to school communities and have a key leadership role as part of the networked specialist centres.
Senior Psychologist Education will not be required to teach or undertake teaching duties as defined by the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 as amended.
NOTE: Recreation leave and flexible working hours
Senior Psychologist Education employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 are remunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4 weeks recreation leave. Applications for recreation leave will not be approved during school term time and Senior Psychologist Education will be required to attend work during school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave.
Requests for flex days in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement will be subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generally require that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations
How to apply
If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter, maximum of two pages and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to leading a team of school counselling staff to support student wellbeing and mental health.
The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. For the application process, you must also answer the pre-screening questions listed below.