Provisional Psychologist Ohana College


Full Time Provisional Psychologist Special Education

Ohana College

Ohana College is a growing Co-Ed Independent Secondary Special Assistance School for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. We have just moved into our spectacular purpose built new school in Meadowbrook and our enrolments are growing rapidly.

Ohana College bases its philosophy on establishing positive and respectful relationships between adults and students to maximize engagement, emotional well-being and academic achievement in a strong welfare based environment. 

Due to substantial growth and high demand for our services we are employing a Provisional Psychologist who will report to our Registered Psychologist.

 Working at our school can be challenging but very rewarding. The school is well resourced with strong and able management , open communication lines and a strong and engaging team environment. Your views, opinions and suggestions as an employee are welcomed and encouraged. Excellent mentoring and professional development support is provided. We offer very competitive salaries and great working conditions. Free onsite carparking and EAP are available. Professional supervision assistance will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

Mental health intake and assessment. 

Counselling, intervention and case management.

Psychological assessments and written reports.

Develop individual support plans, including assessment of risk and safety planning.

Crisis management.

Support our young people with mental health issues, learning difficulties and disabilities to engage in their education.

Develop and manage an assessment and referral process for students to access support from other professional services.

Support program facilitation.

Liaise with students parents/carers, support staff and any other external services to provide a holistic service.

Collaborate with management when dealing with situations involving child protection and welfare.

Key skills and experience :

Tertiary qualifications in relevant allied health discipline of psychology and mental health.

Previous experience in Case Management and working with young people at risk preferably in a school setting.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Clear working understanding of child protection issues.

Sound knowledge of the principals of mandatory reporting obligations, data collection and program evaluation, with demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.

High-level written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively  communicate with young people. Ability to act calmly and sensitively with people who are distressed and can have demanding and unpredictable behaviours.

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the personal barriers impacting on school participation and behaviour.

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the barriers disadvantaged  and marginalized young people face when at risk of disengaging from school and education.

Demonstrated understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and educational needs   and experience working with culturally diverse families.

Demonstrated ability to adhere to professional boundaries and confidentiality.

Ability to self manage, work effectively and efficiently with limited supervision.

Qualifications (Mandatory)

Relevant Bachelor/Masters Degree.

Membership of a Professional Body

Hold a current and valid Working with Children Blue Card Qld.

Current Drivers Licence (Qld).

Application Process:

Applicants are to supply their resume and in a covering letter,  responses to the Key Skills above, please include details of three professional referees. This is a permanent fulltime role.

All interested applicants should respond  via SEEK. 

Enquiries can be made by ringing HR on 07 5655 1800