SCHOOL Psychologist / Counsellor

Lisieux Catholic Primary School (see more jobs from this school)

Torquay North, VIC


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.40 FTE)

Applications Close: 14 December 2020


Lisieux Catholic Primary School is a P-6 School in Torquay. It has developed an excellent reputation as a welcoming community providing quality education within a Catholic school context, and is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care. In 2020, Lisieux has 205 students and will increase to a student population of approximately 240 in 2021. Lisieux invites applications from suitably qualified, highly motivated and passionate school psychologists to commence in 2021 in a position of 2 days per week. The role of the Lisieux psychologist will be to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing. This will include counselling and psychological assessment of students. The psychologist's expertise will complement and enhance the work of teachers to strengthen student learning and wellbeing outcomes. The psychologist will play an integral role in the holistic approach to education at Lisieux Catholic Primary School. The successful candidates must be able to accept and support the ethos of the School and commit to forming part of our growing staff team.

<p>The role will include responsibility for: </p><p>• Conducting screenings and diagnostic evaluations for students with cognitive, learning and/or social/emotional needs and the communication of results to teachers and families; </p><p>• Working with children with diverse needs, from mild or moderate to severe and/or multiple disorders; </p><p>• Providing services for an individual, small-group, or classroom basis; </p><p>• Planning evidence-based interventions in collaboration with other staff, relevant professionals and families; </p><p>• Providing counselling services for students as required; </p><p>• Collaborating with and training other professionals and parents to facilitate students&#39; academic, communication, and social skills in an educational environment; </p><p>• Writing reports and participating in annual review conferences. </p><p>• Assisting with the development of Personalised Learning Programs (PLPs) designed to be implemented by teachers to support the inclusion of students with cognitive, learning and/or social/emotional needs including autism; </p><p>• Completing documentation as required by federal, state, and local agencies </p><p>• Attending Feedback meetings, Program Support Group Meetings (if required and/or where possible) </p><p>For full details please see the attached role description</p>
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