About the role
Commence Term 1, 2020
The School is currently looking for an experienced professional for the position of School Psychologist. This position is responsible for fostering the welling of our students through providing counselling services to students in the school community. Services may involve psychological assessment, counselling and/or consultation to students, parents and staff. This position also liaises with staff to support student wellbeing in individual and general terms and supports staff in the implementation of preventative programs to support student wellbeing.
The successful candidate will play a vital role in working with the any member of the School Community to ensure effective and appropriate management of pastoral care of students. The School Psychologist will work as part of the Student Wellbeing teams in the Junior School (ELC-Year 6) and the Senior School (Years 7-12) to ensure that students and their families are provided with appropriate and personalised learning and emotional support during their journey through school, from ELC to Year 12.
- Current registration as a Psychologist, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority and/or eligibility for membership with the Australian Psychological Society
- Masters of Educational Psychology (desirable)
- Experience working in education or a similar environment with a track record of excellence in quality output, service and an ability to handle pressure situations if required.
- Knowledge and experience in working with children/adolescents and families, in assessment of needs, in counselling, group work, networking and referral.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
- High level of writing skills. Ability to process information and provide accurate reports and notes in current records and new records.
- Sound record keeping and administrative skills, including IT skills.
- Displays a high degree of integrity and discretion and the ability to exercise a degree of responsibility and judgement as each case requires.
- Working with Children Check
Applications, addressed to the Principal, Mrs Fran Reddan, including details of three referees, will only be accepted via the School’s website on or before: Friday 22 November at 12:00 noon.
Mentone Girls’ Grammar School is committed to and promotes the safety, wellbeing, inclusion, participation and empowerment of all children, including Aboriginal children, children with a disability and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
* Mentone Girls’ Grammar School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and has a zero tolerance of child abuse. To create and maintain a child safe school, Mentone Girls’ Grammar apply Child Safe Standards.
* Mentone Girls' Grammar School has rigorous human resources and recruitment practices for all its staff and volunteers. All of our people, including volunteers and contractors, are required to hold a current Working with Children Check or current VIT Registration as well as undergo an identity check.