Senior Psychologist

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: AU

Company: Catholic Education Office of WA

Do you possess exceptional experience as a psychologist, driven by a passion to transform the lives of children and young individuals? Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) is seeking applications for the role of Senior Psychologist. This position holds responsibility for providing specialised skills and leadership across a group of Catholic schools in Western Australia.


Role Overview:

As a Senior Psychologist within CEWA, you will assume a leadership role, overseeing and guiding the psychological and educational strategies tailored to address student learning, behavior, attendance, crisis response, mental health, and overall wellbeing. Reporting to the Lead Psychologist and accountable to the Team Leader of Psychology, Safety, and Wellbeing, you will collaborate extensively with schools, communities, and external professionals to foster an environment conducive to the holistic development of students.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with school stakeholders and external agencies regarding student mental health, behavior, attendance, and learning.
  • Offer consultation and implement whole-school multi-tiered systems, policies, and programs to support student wellbeing.
  • Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and provide detailed reports to schools and parents.
  • Assist in assessing and referring students in potential harm situations.
  • Develop plans and documentation to support applications for additional services.
  • Build the capacity of education staff through tailored professional learning sessions.
  • Aid schools in preparing for and managing serious incidents and crises.

Shared Accountabilities

  • Uphold meticulous and up-to-date records consistent with CEWA and Psychology Board of Australia standards.
  • Actively engage in team and staff meetings, seeking and providing appropriate guidance and supervision.
  • Provide peer support and supervision to colleagues and mental health professionals.
  • Commit to continuous professional development and attend to other specified duties as required.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Possess an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification allowing full or provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the objectives and ethos of Catholic Education.
  • Showcase expertise in evidence-based psychological practices for children, young people, and schools.
  • Proficient in advanced psychometric assessments, intervention development, and implementation of recommendations.
  • Proven ability to interpret data effectively, lead program development, and ensure successful implementation.
  • Exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills, collaborate seamlessly within teams, and demonstrate ethical decision-making.
  • Display strong written communication skills and high competency in information technology.
  • Flexibility to travel by car and plane when required, holding a valid C class driver’s license.
  • Substantial experience within educational settings, working extensively with Aboriginal or culturally diverse communities, and students with disabilities.


Conditions and Benefits:

  • Secure a full-time ongoing position.
  • Level SPSY1 - SPSY2  on the salary scale ($131,582 - $134, 404 full time per annum).
  • Additional 13 days of annual leave pro rata per annum.
  • Access to leading professional learning and system-wide support.
  • Health & wellbeing benefits through our corporate partnerships.


Join us in our commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where children's safety, wellbeing, and learning thrive within the Catholic Education system. Be part of a team dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of young individuals.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria through our website.

You can access the position description here. If you need any support or adjustments completing your application, please contact

Catholic Education Western Australia is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our workforce. Successful applicants will be required to gain accreditation for non-teaching Consultants at the Catholic Education Office.