School Psychologist/Counsellor

Nazareth School

Principal:  Mrs Dena Reddan


Applications Close: at 4 pm 18/01/2021

Commencing on or after: 

Position: Catholic Education Staff

Type: Fixed Term

Hours per Week: Part-time


Role Description/Criteria

The role of the Nazareth psychologist is to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing. This will include counselling and psychological assessment of students. The psychologist's expertise will complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes. The psychologist plays an integral part to the holistic approach to education at Nazareth Catholic School. The psychologist is a member of the Student Support Services Team. 

The role is inclusive of;

  • Conducting screenings and diagnostic evaluations.
  • Working with children with diverse needs, from mild or moderate to severe and/or multiple disorders.
  • Providing services for an individual, small-group, or classroom basis to school-age children.
  • Providing counselling services for students 
  • Collaborating with and training other professionals and parents to facilitate students' academic, communication, and social skills in an educational environment.
  • Serving on program planning and teacher assistance teams.
  • Writing reports and participating in annual review conferences.
  • Developing Personalised Learning Programs (PLPs) with Student Support Services Team
  • Completing documentation as required by federal, state, and local agencies
  • Attending Student Support Services Team Meetings, Feedback meetings, Learning Support Officer Team Meetings, Program Support Group Meetings (if required and/or where possible)
  • Organising and providing reports to present at Feedback Meetings
  • Serving as a consultant to other educators and related professionals.
  • Supervising support personnel in the school.
  • First aid supervision duties

The Psychologist will be trained in a variety of areas and maybe in a position in a generalist role or may specialise in a particular area, for example:-  

  • Assessment and management of learning and social and emotional disorders including: 
  • Apply psychological expertise to enhance and support the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing of students  
  • Support the school leadership team to build and sustain a strong culture of wellbeing  
  • Provide counselling using evidence-based interventions to improve the wellbeing of students  
  • Undertake cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment to contribute to the development of appropriate school-based support for students  
  • Work collaboratively with learning and support teams, parents and carers, and other agencies, to enhance learning and wellbeing outcomes for students  
  • Provide education to students, families, the community and other staff members.  

Registration with AHPRA is essential.

Salary Level

The salary range for the advertised position would be between ESB 3/1 - ESB 4/6 of the VCEMEA 2018

To apply

Please provide a letter of application, resume and names of at least three referees to Mrs Marcelle Wrigley,

Application Procedures

Please forward applications to


Address: 14 - 16 Griffith Street

Phone: 5243 0502


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