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School Psychologist

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category:
  • Education And/Or Training | School Education
Job Location:
  • Statewide
Job Reference Number: 00006ZUM
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $111,545. Base salary ranges from ($68,929 - $102,806), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 9244 5424 - Vicki Melitas
Closing Date: 29/05/2019 - 11:59 PM


Talent Pool

Temporary – Full Time/Part Time

Location: Various across NSW


The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.


The NSW Department of Education currently has a range of temporary employment opportunities with the possibility of extension and/or ongoing employment to work as a school psychologist in NSW public schools. School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing. 


Please nominate your preferred work locations by completing the attached form.


School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing.


School Psychologists provide counselling and psychological assessment of students. They complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes. School Psychologists provide psychological counselling services to allocated schools from Preschool to Year 12 across a range of metropolitan, rural and remote locations.


School Psychologists will not be required to teach or undertake teaching duties as defined by the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 as amended.

NOTE:   Recreation leave and flexible working hours 


School Psychologists employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 are remunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4 weeks recreation leave. Applications for recreation leave will not be approved during school term time and School Psychologists will be required to attend work during school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave. 


Requests for flex days in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement will be subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generally require that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations.


Essential Requirements:

• Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies.

• Registered or provisionally registered psychologist.

• Valid and current Working with Children Check clearance. 

• Ability and willingness to travel between work sites. This will require a current and valid driver’s licence with permission to drive by one-self.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to support the students’ wellbeing. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.


The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.


Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. For the application process, you must also answer the pre-screening questions listed below.


This is a child-related position. If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the Department of Education, you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visithttp://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check. In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.


Please click to access the following:

Role Description

Aboriginal Education Review – Information

Informed Consent Form to be included with your application

Declaration for child-related work

Proof of Identity information

Closing date: 29 May 2019

Key Application Responses

We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.



1.   In 300 words or less, describe a situation that demonstrates your capacity to provide a high quality psychological service for children and/or young people.


2.   In 300 words or less, describe a situation where you have collaborated or negotiated with other professionals to achieve beneficial outcomes for your client(s).