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Job Number : 22456
Type and Location : Educational & Developmental / Adelaide
Listed By : Department of Education and Child Develoopment on 13 Sep 2017
Principal Psychologist - AHP4

Location:                  Student Support Services - Felixstow

Tenure:                       Ongoing

Fraction of Time:       1.0 FTE

Duties:  The Principal Psychologist is the lead professional within the agency for psychology. The position is a statewide role which provides leadership, professional supervision, strategic direction and support to the Senior Psychologists and ensures a quality and accountable psychology service that is delivered in the context of State, DECD and Student Support Services (SSS) identified priorities.  The Principal Psychologist is a member of the SSS leadership team and contributes to the development and implementation of an evidence informed service to children, young people, families and staff.  

This position will work with the Director, Channel Managers, Team Leaders, discipline principals, preschools, schools, Partnerships and other SSS staff and communities, assisting them to identify their needs, plan and provide interventions which are proactive in relation to children and young people with developmental, learning, behavioural, social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues.

Essential Minimum

Qualifications: AHP4 - Current and full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Current Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor status.

Special Conditions: A current driver’s licence and the willingness to drive is a requirement. Successful applicants will be required to gain a Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) child-related employment screening prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every three years before expiry.  The incumbent will be required to undertake RAN – Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training full day course and the updated online course posted online every three years.

Salary Rage (will be adjusted to actual hours worked):

 AHP4    -           $102,305 - $111,854 pa

This vacancy is also advertised on the Jobs SA website.  For information on how to apply for this vacancy please visit and search on vacancy number 2017-23364.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Closing date:  26 September 2017 

Contact Details
Enquiries: Matthew Chapman

Telephone: 8366 8800


Applications to: Liberty IliadisTelephone: 8366 8871


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