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Job Number : 27417
Type and Location : Educational & Developmental / VIC - Other
Listed By : Catholic Education Office -Sandhurst on 30 Apr 2019
Educational Psychologist

POSITION TITLE:                 Psychologist

REMUNERATION SCALE:           Psychologist, grade 1 -2

REPORTS TO:                             Leader: Learner Diversity Team


LOCATION:           Bendigo

AUTHORISED BY:         Director of Catholic Education

DATE:                                                April 2019

Organisational Environment

The Catholic Education Office (CEO) is a formal office of the Bishop of Sandhurst and is the secretariat for the Sandhurst School Education Board.

The Catholic Education Office participates and cooperates in the work of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV), which has key responsibilities for the allocation and distribution of government funding, facilitating cooperation across the four Victorian Dioceses, and working in cooperation with government statutory authorities.

The Director of Catholic Education acts within a delegation from the Bishop in the organisational, administrative, support and service matters related to Catholic schools within the Diocese, including matters related to Religious Education and Faith formation.

The Director of Catholic Education and all delegations via that position operate within the parameters of Canon Law and the Catholic Church structures and processes. The CEO is not the controlling or employing authority for Catholic schools, and the authority of the Canonical Administrators within their parish and/or school is acknowledged and respected.

This position will work across a number of schools and will be accountable to each Principal for the work undertaken in his/her school.  The employment contract and accountability are with the Catholic Education Office.

Key Responsibilities

1.     To support Diocesan teams to provide a responsive, systematic and consistent service delivery based on current research that is evidence based in the area of inclusion and diversity.


2.     To support diocesan schools and clusters to develop a culture of reflective practice, strategic decision-making and accountability for student achievement by developing site-based processes and protocols that analyse student behaviour and achievement within the context of the learning environment.


3.     To work with cluster of schools to enhance their capacity to develop strategic interventions within a Response to Intervention framework and Positive Behaviour Intervention Support framework.


4.     To build the capacity of schools to differentiate the curriculum and include students in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual learning plans and/or pathways decisions as required by the Disability Discrimination Act.


5.     To provide psychological support services to schools and/or individual students as determined in consultation with colleagues, school and families and to liaise with external professional agencies where required.


6.     To encourage schools to build collaborative and authentic partnerships with parents/carers, students, and staff to ensure inclusive and diverse learning and teaching practices aligned to the commonwealth and state legislation.


7.     Comply with the policies and procedures of the CEO’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System, including requirements to report and eliminate hazards, follow instructions, and participate in training and consultation processes


The Catholic Education Office Sandhurst is intentionally structured to promote the professional understanding of co-responsibility and co-accountability.  Within this structure, this role is responsible:

To: CEO Learner Diversity Team Leader

For, in regard to the CEO Budget:                             nil

For, in regard to CEO staffing:                                    nil

Key Relationships

§  School Principals and appropriate school staff

§  CEO COSSI Team Leader and Learner Diversity team members

§  CEO Learning and Teaching team members


Knowledge, Skills and Experience







-An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos



-A strong understanding of and an ability to articulate the Church’s mission in Catholic education



-Formal Psychology qualifications and experience working in Education






-Registration with Australian Psychological Society



-Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills



-Highly developed research, synthesis and written communication skills



-Highly developed skills in the area of psychological assessment of students



-Effective facilitation, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills



-Sound organisational and administrative skills



-Competence in the analysis and interpretation of data



-Ability to work without close supervision and to act independently where appropriate



-Hold a Driver’s Licence and either VIT registration or Working with Children Check



-Coaching and the provision of adult learning



-Presentation skills






-Proven leadership experience



-Experience and competence in the interpretation and application of legislation



-Proven capacity to work in a team environment



-Experience and competence in problem-solving and decision-making in circumstances without strong precedent 



-Policy development, review and implementation



-Proven record of commitment to ongoing professional development




Contact Details
How To Apply

View the Position on our website

The Guidelines for Applicants should be carefully read and applicants are strongly encouraged to access the CEO website

Please send your application to before 4pm 26 May 2019.

For further information about this role please contact Sharon Warren 03 54 432377

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