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Job Number : 29674
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Broken Bay on 30 Jan 2020
Education Officer - Psychologist

About Us

Creating positive outcomes for our students and enriching our school communities is at the heart of everything we do at the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Broken Bay. We support 44 primary and secondary schools across Sydney’s North, Northern Beaches and Central Coast and educates over 17,000 students.  

About the role

An exciting opportunity to join our passionate Student Wellbeing team on an initial two year, full time contract basis.  You will report to the Pastoral Care & Student Wellbeing and Team Leader be responsible for working with our school communities and individual students to optimise wellbeing and learning outcomes.


  • Liaise with school consultants, school staff and CSO education officers to conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments and develop treatment/action plans for students.
  • Manage referral options for students and schools as per treatment/action plans.
  • Collaborate with school Principals, school councellors and staff to plan student wellbeing strategies. Liaise with relevant professionals and organisations across the education and health sectors.
  • Establish links with community partners including parent groups, Aboriginal communities and mental health professionals to provide advice and/or facilitate referral.
  • Manage quality assurance processes that support schools to work within an evidence based framework.
  • Monitor processes to track trends in mental health, behaviour and crisis incidents and ensure regulatory and system requirements are met.
  • Identify, analyse and assess risks in line with the risk management framework.

 

About you

   

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced psychologist, registered with AHRPA, and have experience with clinical case management and referral to outside agencies.  You will also have:

 

  • At least 5 years experience as a registered working with children and adolescents in the areas of mental health and/or behaviour and:
  • A thorough understanding of current child protection legislation.
  • A commitment to support Catholic values and the ethos of Catholic Education.
  • A strong understanding of current research and practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and education.
  • Experienced in the administration of cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessments and mental health screeners.
  • A pastoral approach to your relationships. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.A thorough understanding of current child protection legislation.
  • A commitment to support Catholic values and the ethos of Catholic Education.
  • A strong understanding of current research and practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and education.
  • Experienced in the administration of cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessments and mental health screeners.
  • A pastoral approach to your relationships. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

 

The rewards


In return, we offer a supportive and collaborative team environment where you can progress your career, a very competitive salary, salary packaging, on site parking and real work/life balance.


How to apply


Please submit your CV with a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role.



Contact Details
Nicola Martin on 02 9847 0667

hr@dbb.catholic.edu.au



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