School Psychologist – 0.8FTE Temporary

  • Part Time
  • NSW, Australia
  • Category: Counsellor/Psychologist

Website SPCC DALE YP

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents – Wyong and Waratah, NSW

School Psychologist – Commencing October 2021 – 0.8FTE Temporary

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents Wyong and Waratah are seeking a temporary well-qualified and experienced Christian Psychologist. The part-time position is based 2 days per week at our Wyong campus and 2 days per week at our Waratah campus and will commence in October 2021.

At St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents, we value staff who are innovative, love working with students with complex needs and who support our core values: Christ first; Serve one another; Strive for excellence; Do what is right and Build community.

SPCC DALE Young Parents is a school that provides teenage parents and young families the opportunity of generational change through education. If this sounds like the environment for you and you want to join a dynamic team who are changing lives by inspiring young people, you are invited to apply.

As a Christian faith community committed to the ministry of Christian education, the Mission Statement of St Philip’s Christian Education Foundation states that St. Philip’s Christian College will provide quality education in a caring, secure and challenging learning environment based on Christian beliefs, values and practice.

We therefore seek Christians who are professionally and personally committed to bringing their evangelical and Biblically based beliefs, values and practices to this ministry of Christian education, or to their role of supporting this ministry of Christian education.

If you are a passionate, experienced Christian with strong communication skills, we would love to hear from you. Application forms and other relevant information can be found on our website: www.spcc.nsw.edu.au

Rationale

The role of the School Psychologist at St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents is to provide an adolescent/young adult psychological service within SPCC DALE Young Parents, a school for parenting and pregnant teens and young adults. To provide high-quality, evidence-based interventions for individuals based on Christian values, ethics and practices. To facilitate access, participation and to maximise educational outcomes for students. To utilise psychological expertise in education and learning to support and build the capacity of students in the school community and support the College’s mission and vision of quality Christian education.

Aims of St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents:

• To provide a program that will enable students to continue their education in an environment that is both flexible and supportive of their particular needs. The School aims to maximise their employment and educational opportunities and enhance their life skills within a Christian community.

• To support students in all areas of their lives, enabling them to discover their God-given purpose through pursuit of their educational and employment aspirations.

Essential Qualifications

• Registered Psychologist or Education/Developmental Psychologist

• Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

• Hold, or be eligible for, membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

• Hold or be eligible for a current Working With Children Check number (WWCC)

Professional Characteristics required to be successful:

• Personal relationship with Jesus Christ;

• Committed Christian and active in your local church;

• An understanding and commitment to the vision and mission of Christian education;

• Provide high-quality, evidence-based interventions for individuals based on Christian values, ethics and practices;

• Demonstrated clinical experience;

• Experience in assessment and facilitating interventions for young people with developmental, cognitive, social or emotional needs. Specifically in the following areas: Intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD and Trauma;

• The ability to support students with attendance, safety and behaviour challenges through collaborative planning;

• Experience in conducting cognitive and/or educational assessments;

• Have the ability to liaise with teachers and community agencies in student advocacy;

• Understanding or experience of Positive Psychology and Trauma informed practice;

• Experience with Family therapy and systemic approaches;

• Ability and willingness to travel between work sites. This will require a current and valid driver’s licence;

• Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

• A knowledge and understanding of whole school and individual wellbeing practices;

• A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development;

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

• High level organisational skills;

• Excellent time-management skills, professional presentation and a pleasant manner.

Please complete the Non – Teaching Application & Employment Collection Notice found on our website

https://www.spcc.nsw.edu.au/dale under the Employment tab. Please include your CV, qualifications and academic transcripts and send to dale.principal@spcc.nsw.edu.au by Monday 13 September 2021.

We strongly encourage applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage to apply.

If you have any questions please call 4949 2929.

To apply for this job email your details to dale@spcc.nsw.edu.au.

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