Psychologist St Virgil’s College


Our Environment

St Virgil’s College is a Kindergarten, Prep, Year 3 to Year 11 school for boys, founded in 1911 and conducted by Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). 

The St Virgil’s Junior School (Kindergarten, Prep, Year 3 to 6) is located in Patrick Street, Hobart, adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral.  The secondary campus (Year 7 to 11) is situated on an expansive property at Austins Ferry. 

The College commenced Kindergarten in 2021 and Prep in 2022 and will become a K-12 College by 2024. During this exciting time of growth and development, the College is seeking experienced and motivated staff to work as part of a team to support the expansion of current operations. 

All roles within the College are informed by the mission of a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. 

The Job

The role of the College Psychologist is to provide a child and adolescent psychological service at both Junior and Senior Campuses of the College and to work with other staff to support students and families. 

This position facilitates access, participation and to maximise educational outcomes for students, and utilises psychological expertise in education and learning to support and build the capacity of the College toward the same goals. 

The College Psychologist will work with the Student Support Team and to the development of wellbeing programs at the College. 

The position will need to exhibit a personal commitment to the mission and vision of St Virgil’s College and work within the confines of Commonwealth Privacy legislation. 

Key Selection Criteria 

The Key Selection Criteria that will be used to select the successful applicant include:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the provision of child and adolescent psychological assessment, diagnosis and development services.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the provision of psychological counselling and therapy and the development and facilitation of programs dealing with a range of problems pertinent to students, particularly boys.
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver evidence-based interventions in collaboration with students, parents, staff and other relevant professionals.
  • Proven ability to relate to students, parents, schools and other relevant professionals and sound oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Personal skills of self-direction, initiative and flexibility and the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of diversity of the student population and school community and response to systemic needs including staff development, supportive school community strategies and initiatives.
  • Ability to liaise with external services providers where necessary.
  • Ability to coordinate and participate in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the Catholic and EREA philosophy and ethos of education.

Personal Qualities

  • Friendly, positive manner and disposition.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible and adaptable,
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure;
  • Understanding of the ethos of a Catholic school

Our Expectations

St Virgil’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore successful applicants must be willing to undergo and complete child protection screening and onboarding. This includes checks with past employers before commencement and you must hold a current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP).

To Apply

More information on the position, including a comprehensive position description, is provided under the employment section of 
St Virgil’s College website 

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume
  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages)

Application period closes by 9.00am, Monday 30 October 2023.