School Psychologist

This is a full-time permanent position commencing in 2019.

Reporting to the Headmaster through the Dean of Students & Head of Junior School, the School Psychologist, is a member of a multidisciplinary team including school pastoral care staff, boarding staff, Year Level Co-ordinators, Chaplain and nurses. The primary focus of this role is to deliver professional counselling and psychological services from Pre-Prep to Year 12 as required. The Psychologist will have an interest in positive psychology and the ability to administer psychometric assessments and provide the associated reports.

The Psychologist has their own private room within the Health Clinic, a modern 12-bed facility with both consulting and treatment rooms. Borders can access a General Practitioner each weekday morning from 7.30am as a part of our association with the local medical centre.

Due to the residential nature of the school, members of the Pastoral Care Team may be called upon to deal with emergencies out of hours.

Applicants must have current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or have provisional registration based upon possession of a degree with a fourth or fifth-year qualification in psychology and a supervision agreement accepted by the Psychology Board of Australia, which will enable full registration following one to three years of supervised practice as a psychologist.

Arrangements for the supervision of a provisionally registered Psychologist would be discussed with the successful candidate.

The school has a student population of approximately 400 students, with a large residential community of over 200 students, staff and their families who live on campus. A Relocation Allowance is available for staff that do not reside locally, and some rental offset arrangements may be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Lunch is provided in the Dining Hall for staff at no cost.

The City of Charters Towers is an educational hub for northern Australia with three boarding schools, three State Primary Schools, a State High School and a School of Distance Education. The education sector is the second highest employer in the City.

Applicants may be required to undertake a national police check, have a Positive Notice Blue Card and have the right to work within Australia.

To apply for the position, please provide your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

If you would like to apply or discuss this role, please contact the school via