School Psychologist / Counsellor Wesley College – WA


  • Permanent role commencing in January 2024
  • Flexible part-time and full-time options available

Wesley College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school, celebrating our Centenary in 2023. We are seeking people who can uphold our values through demonstrating personal responsibility, respect for self and others while embracing diversity.  Our commitment to equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity and experience drives us forward every day.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced School Psychologist or Counsellor to join our small and talented team of College psychologists. While this Team works across the whole College, the new member would have particular focus on our Pre-kindergarten to Year 4 students.

In this busy and demanding role, you will draw upon your extensive experience to provide short term counselling services to students for a range of  issues that may be impacting on student learning and deploy an intervention framework based on student need. This includes providing support to teaching and pastoral staff to help in addressing student behaviour, learning and mental health and wellbeing, and in planning, implementing and evaluating effective interventions and strategies to achieve successful outcomes for students.

Other duties include:

  • Developing and case managing the implementation of Documented Plans for students with identified mental health and psychological needs, including Risk Management Plans and Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Providing consultative advice and support to parents and staff regarding the psychological, emotional, social and learning needs of students.
  • Working collaboratively with teaching staff to implement strategies to provide care and effect change.

Ideally, our candidate will possess:

  • Full Registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Note: provisional qualifications will be considered;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, preferably with a Masters of Psychology (Clinical or Educational / Developmental) qualification; or
  • Recognised School Counselling qualifications;
  • Previous work experience in an educational environment, ideally with further skills and knowledge in the areas of Educational and Developmental Psychology and learning development;
  • An appreciation for the importance of early identification of atypical development particularly in ages 3-10 years;
  • High level skills in administering the full range of cognitive, educational and behavioural assessments;
  • Experience in individual and group counselling, as well as the implementation of positive psychological interventions in educational settings;
  • The ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and staff, and to establish and maintain co-operative, confidential and professional working relationships with individuals, groups and public and private agency personnel; and
  • Highly developed administrative and organisation skills with the ability to manage competing demands and priorities to meet deadlines, with strong attention to detail.

In addition to a vibrant and caring community as your work environment, we offer attractive employment benefits.

Your application should consist of a covering letter and a current resume, including at least two referees who can comment on your work performance. Applications close on Wednesday 6 December 2023.