Senior School Psychologist - Professional Support (Launceston) - 978831

Department for Education, Children and Young People
Schools and Early Years
Professional Support (Northern Region)
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Teaching Service (Tasmanian Public Sector) Award - Senior School Psychologist Band 3


$134,863 per annum

Employment type:

Permanent, flexible, Permanent, full-time, Permanent, part-time



Job description:

This is an opportunity to lead a team of school psychologists and provide clinical services to support learning, engagement and positive student outcomes.

This is a Department built entirely for children and young people and their communities.  Our ultimate goal is to work together to ensure that every child and young person in Tasmania is known, safe, well and learning.

The child is at the centre of everything we do and the way we do it.


Are you a psychologist considering the next step in your career?

This is an opportunity to lead a team of school psychologists and provide clinical services to support learning, engagement and positive student outcomes.

Psychologists working with DECYP play a key role shaping the future for young Tasmanians.  

This role is based in Launceston.

Tasmania is a truly remarkable place to work and live. Enjoy the benefits of the ideal work-life balance, surrounded by stunning nature with pristine beaches close by. Explore the many unique galleries, museums and festivals the island offers, and delight in the incredible produce and food culture. Could you be Tasmanian?

About the role

You will lead a team of school psychologists providing a child and adolescent psychological service which supports students and families. You and your team will build capacity in school communities to improve students’ access, participation and achievement. You will draw on your expertise and experience to provide clinical supervision, mentoring and support to your team.

Period of Appointment: Permanent - ASAP start date

Hours per fortnight: Up to 76 hours per fortnight (0.5 FTE minimum)

Salary: Senior School Psychologist Band 3, Level 1 $134,863 + 11.5% Superannuation

Relocation assistance:  Talk to us about how we can support your relocation to Northern Tasmania.

What we offer

DECYP will support your career and professional development, offering you:

  • Opportunities to work with children and young people with a diverse range of learning and support needs and lead a team of enthusiastic and skilled professionals.
  • Opportunities to play a role in shaping the future of school psychology through collaboration with the University of Tasmania and other tertiary institutions.
  • Flexibility to manage service delivery and pursue specific areas of interest and skill development.
  • Time for non-clinical duties during work hours
  • Access to a wide range of assessment tools and therapeutic resources
  • A wide range of professional learning opportunities including regular discipline specific and interprofessional conferences.
  • A generous professional development allowance.

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous leave entitlements including: 11.8 weeks annual leave (pro rata), State Service Accumulated Leave Scheme, additional provisional leave between the Christmas and New Year period and the option to purchase additional leave.
  • Generous budget to support your professional learning needs.
  • Novated vehicle leasing.

Essential Requirements

  • Qualifications as established by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission in the Teaching Service (Tasmanian Public Sector) Award
  • General registration with the Psychology Board of Australia in accordance with the provisions of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Tasmania) Act 2010.
  • Approval from the Psychology Board of Australia as a Board-approved supervisor.
  • The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment.
  • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment).

Desirable Requirements

  • Australian Psychological Society membership
  • Eligibility for Teacher Registration in Tasmania
  • A current driver's licence.

Download the Statement of Duties and a guide to assist with your application

Statement Of Duties (PDF)
Employment Application Guidelines (PDF)

How to apply 

To apply online please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered.  

Your application should include:

  • a statement addressing the selection criteria detailed in the Statement of Duties;
  • a resume including relevant personal details and work history.

Please Note:

  • Make sure you have the contact details of two referees, as this information is submitted in your online application.  
  • The cost associated with obtaining Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment) is your responsibility. 

Applications should be made via the Apply Now button and submitted online by 11.30pm AEDT on the advertised closing date.

For more information about the role and what we can offer you, please contact:

Name: Janine Downward
Title: Senior School Psychologist
Phone: 0447 081 747

You can also visit our web site for further information about working with us.

Should you have any difficulties with your online application, please contact Department for Education, Children and Young People, HR Recruitment and Employment via phone +61 3 6165 6285 or email

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