School Psychologist Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School offers high quality, non-denominational education to students from Kindy to Year 12 (co-education from Kindy to Year 6, girls only Years 7-12). Established in 1892, the School is one of eight original Grammar Schools in Queensland. At Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School we aim to educate students to become confident, well-educated global citizens and we pride ourselves on providing a personalised, holistic education with a focus on academic excellence.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Working with the School’s extensive Pastoral Care team, you will provide professional counselling services and proactive and preventative interventions to primary and secondary school students and their parents, including students who live onsite as part of our Boarding House community.

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the successful candidate will promote mental health and wellbeing as well as supporting the management of students with emotional and behavioural challenges. You will also be required to identify, support, and refer for further treatment young people who may be challenged by mental health and related school and family complexities. This is a part-time (FTE) term-time role (plus 5 weeks) commencing Term 4 or earlier if available.  Flexible hours may also be available to support the service.

Core areas of focus for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the provision of social, emotional, and academic support to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for all students.
  • Work with key stakeholders and use a range of strategies and interventions to support the outcomes for children and young people.
  • Effective and efficient management of resources to achieve agreed pastoral care outcomes.

Your experience and/or ability to work within a complex school environment will support your success in this space.

This role is open to trained child Psychologists or suitably qualified Teachers with relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience as a Psychologist or suitably qualified Teacher / School Counsellor in an educational setting with a focus on prevention, intervention, and student learning, as well as:

  • Ability to facilitate proactive and preventative practices and initiatives that promote social, emotional, and educational development and the mental health and wellbeing in children and young people. Experience within an educational environment would be highly advantageous.
  • Proven experience managing counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional, vocational, and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning.
  • Experience in providing support and leadership in response to student protection issues, critical incidents, and risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience providing psycho-educational and other assessments as required
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation capabilities. 
  • Demonstrated high order capability in the provision of effective school administration. 
  • Current full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and/or Queensland College of Teachers with relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling (Masters level ideally)

Culture fit and attitude are also highly important to us, so a passion for the work you do and the ability to understand and work within our vision, mission and values is paramount to your success in this role..

APPLY NOW

If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining a highly respected school community, click the APPLY NOW button via SEEK or email your application to [email protected] and provide a copy of your CV, three referees, and a cover letter addressed to the Deputy Principal outlining your experience as it relates to this role. Please address the selection criteria (over no more than two pages), contained within the Position Description, which can be found on the School’s website Careers | Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (iggs.qld.edu.au)

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

The successful candidate will benefit from our above award conditions, access to Salary Sacrificing benefits including additional superannuation opportunities, amazing professional development opportunities and EEC staff days, wellness initiatives (e.g., onsite fitness centre), onsite parking and a supportive and engaging work environment.

We thank you for taking the time to send us your application for this role. We assess every application and will contact you directly if you are successful in moving to the next stage. Please note that applications should be sent to us by close of school (3.00pm) 4 September 2023. 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School

Job Salary

Part time