|Posting||Psychologist, Central Queensland Region|
|Job Employer||Department of Education|
|Location||Psychology, Counselling & Social Work|
|Job Sector||Psychology, Counselling & Social Work|
About the Role:
The purpose of this role is to continue to deliver high quality support services to Queensland State School students with mild to moderate mental health concerns, providing early intervention support and continuing to monitor their wellbeing. You will be working as a specialist member of a multi-disciplinary team at a school level connecting with students, parents, carers and the broader community.
This role comes from the Queensland government’s commitment to providing ongoing care to its students with a rise in mental health issues.
These positions will be located across the Gladstone region.
As the Psychologist you will have responsibility for the following:
- Undertake individual and group counselling and therapeutic interventions with students, parents and families to assist them in resolving personal or relationship concerns.
- Provide advice on diagnoses provided by external professionals and monitor students’ progress.
- Administer specialised psycho-educational assessment of students with learning and/or adjustment difficulties including assessments of cognitive, academic, behavioural, emotional, social and adaptive functioning in line with the department’s policy “Assessments administered by guidance officers and psychologists”.
- Coordinate or assist in the implementation of specific professional in-service training programs for teachers, parents, schools and other professionals, both within and outside the department, for example – Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing.
- Identify needs and participate in the referral and planning of services for children, parents and families to community agencies such as health and welfare.
- Support school communities in responding to critical incidents and emergencies as part of the school response team.
- Develop and/or maintain appropriate data collection, interpretation procedures and confidential record keeping and reporting systems for individual students referred for psychological services in line with department procedures and policies.
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional development activities annually in line with the Psychology Board of Australia registration standard.
- Liaise with student services personnel in regions and state-wide centres to promote coordinated services at all system levels.
- Liaise with professionals in other departments and community organisations to ensure coordinated provision of services to students, parents and families (for example, health, education, and welfare).
A mandatory requirement of this role is:
General registration as a psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Psychology Board.
Contact Name: Matt Newell, Lead Principal 0457 215 051
Closing Date: Sunday, 03 July 2022
Interested? To apply:
- Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
- Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed‘ section in the attached role description.
- Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.