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Psychologist - Statewide

Statewide, State Schools Division

What an exciting time to be a part of the Department of Education as we continue our efforts in enhancing educational services through the Queensland Government’s game-changing initiative, the $100 million commitment for a Student Wellbeing Package. Join us and become involved in sharing your professional experience within state schools and make a real difference in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our Queensland students.

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary,Contract,Casual
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Health - Allied Health/Clinical Support
Classification HP3
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North,Brisbane - South,Brisbane - East,Brisbane - West,Cairns region,Central West Qld,Darling Downs - Maranoa,Far North Qld,Gold Coast,Ipswich region,Logan - Beaudesert,Mackay region,Moreton Bay - North,Moreton Bay - South,North West Qld,Rockhampton region,South West Qld,Sunshine Coast,Toowoomba region,Townsville region,Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/CO382502/21P
Closing date 17-Oct-2021
Job duration
Contact person Lora-Ashleigh Hoppo
Contact details 0408 763 505
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Your opportunity
The Department of Education is one of the largest public sector service providers in the state of Queensland. With over 1,200 schools and education centres spanning from the South East corner to the Far North peninsula, we provide high quality education services in Queensland state schools.

As part of the Queensland Government's $100 million commitment for a Student Wellbeing Package, we are calling qualified psychologists to join us and be part of this game-changing initiative. This significant commitment by the Queensland government will ensure that every Queensland state school student can benefit from increased access to wellbeing and mental health support at school.

About the role
The purpose of this role is to continue to deliver high quality support services to Queensland State School students with mild to moderate mental health concerns, providing early intervention support and continuing to monitor their wellbeing. You will be working as a specialist member of a multi-disciplinary team at a school level connecting with students, parents, carers and the broader community.

This role comes from the Queensland government's commitment to providing ongoing care to its students with a rise in mental health issues.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Individual and group counselling and therapeutic interventions with students, parents and families.
  • Support and manage diagnoses from external providers, monitoring students' progress.
  • Administer specialised psychoeducational assessments of students through the “assessments administered by guidance officer and psychologists” policy.
  • Identify needs and participate in the referral and planning of services for children, parents and families to community health agencies.
  • Develop or maintain data collection, interpretation procedures and confidential record keeping and reporting systems for individual students that are referred for psychological services.
  • Complete the minimum requirements for 30 hours of professional development activities annually in line with the Psychology Board of Australia registration standards.

For a full list of the requirements for this position, please refer to the attached 'Role Description'. 

These positions will be located across Queensland within our seven regions of:

  • Far North Queensland Region
  • North Queensland Region
  • Central Queensland Region
  • North Coast Region
  • Metropolitan Region
  • South East Region
  • Darling Downs South West Region

What you can expect in return:

  • Flexible working arrangements suited to you
  • Temporary and Permanent, Part-time and full-time options available
  • 12.5% superannuation
  • Salary packaging
  • Potential to travel within your role
  • 38-hour week

The possession of current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is required for this role.

Demonstrated competency in assessing mild to moderate clients is an essential requirement of this position.

To apply please attach:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor).

Contact Name: Lora-Ashleigh Hoppo, HR Consultant,

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit. LI-PRIORITY 

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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