School Psychologist

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 31 December 2022

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College operates a Family as First Teachers (FaFT) program, preschool, primary and secondary school in Wadeye. The majority of people in Wadeye speak Murrinhpatha as a first language. The school has been delivering bilingual education in Murrinhpatha and English for over 40 years.

<p><b>Position avaliable for the start of 2023</b></p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Context Statement </b></p><p> </p><p>Wadeye is a large remote Aboriginal community situated approximately 400km south-west of Darwin with a population of around 3000 people on Kardu Diminin land. The vast majority of local Aboriginal people speak Murrinhpatha as a first language.</p><p><br /></p><p>The Psychologist is part of the College multi-disciplinary Inclusion Support Team that includes an Inclusion Support Coordinator, teachers, social workers, a school nurse, student officers and Indigenous health workers. The Psychologist reports to the Principal.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>College Requirements</b><br /></p><ul><li>Support the Catholic ethos of the College.</li><li>Support the Vision and Mission statement of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College.</li><li>Support the Northern Territory Catholic Education Vision and Mission Statement.</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Personal Accountabilities </b></p><ul><li>To respect and model the Gospel values in all interactions with people in day-to-day life.</li><li>To be active, collaborative, authentic, professional and relational members of the College community.</li><li>To support a school culture that empowers students to think critically, discern wisely and value the search for truth. </li><li>To provide support openly and honestly to colleagues through collaboration, public support of other colleagues, and maintaining the dignity of all people within our school community. </li><li>To enter into dialogue openly and honestly with the Principal and Leadership team with relevant issues where necessary and appropriate. </li><li>To display passion, commitment, professionalism, integrity, knowledge, and expertise. </li><li>To demonstrate forward thinking and openness to change. </li></ul><p><br /></p><p><b>Key responsibilities</b></p><ul><li>Administer psychometric assessments and complete clinical reports for the school. </li><li>Ensure inclusive and equitable practice in line with the Disability Standards for Education (2005). </li><li>Support staff in the Catholic school with recommendations to include in education adjustment plans. </li><li>Support holistic education in the Catholic tradition and have an appreciation of teaching and learning. </li><li>Facilitate professional learning within schools to bring the principal, teachers and support staff to a greater understanding of how to differentiate teaching and learning to meet the individual needs of all students. </li><li>Provide psycho-educational support and assistance to families and the school community to support students with behavioural, social and emotional learning needs. </li><li>Apply psychological skills and knowledge to improve the mental health, learning and behavioural outcomes for students in collaboration with school personnel, parents, caregivers and other stakeholders. </li><li>Ensure accurate data and records for students with additional needs. </li><li>Operate as a member of the collaborative and coordinated Inclusion Support Services team within the overarching Teaching and Learning team. </li><li>Provide an effective contribution to the leadership of developing, implementing, and evaluating relevant areas of school psychology practice including identification, development, planning and implementation of priorities and formal decision-making processes. </li><li>Provide advice &amp; support to the Pre-school &amp; FaFT (Families as First Teachers Program) as requested. </li></ul><p><br /></p><p><b>Requirements</b></p><p>This position involves working with children. The appointment of the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment in accordance with the law. </p><p>Please email a cover letter and current CV with three professional referees to principal Jacqueline Conboy at jacqueline.conboy&#64; or phone 08 8978 2477 for further information.<br /></p><p>Applications close on December 31st, however will be assessed as they are received and job removed once position successfully filled.</p><p><br /></p><p>Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.                                                   </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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