/ Application for Employment
School Psychologist
Complete this form if you are seeking permanent or contract employment in ACT Government schools as a school psychologist / Office Use Only / Rating
Data entry
AGS Number (not applicable to new applicants) / Qualification check
Family Name / Previous Name
Sector Preference
Given Name / Primary / Secondary
Teaching Qualification
Postal Address
No. and Street /
Academic Institution
Suburb/TownStatePostcode / Years of Teaching Experience / Select one < 5, 5-10, >10< 55 - 10> 10
Country (if other than Australia)Area Code /
Psychology Qualification
Work No. / Home No. /
Academic Institution
Mobile / Email / Year Commenced / Year completed
Alternative Contact
NameContact No. / Years of Counselling Experience / Select one < 5, 5-10, >10< 55 - 10> 10
Registered / able to register with the Psychology Board of Australia / YES NO
EEO Information / Full-Time/Part-Time
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
Non English Speaking Background / Number your preferences.
Person with a disability / There is no need to complete both boxes.
Gender / Female / Male / Full-time
Australian Citizen / Yes / No / Part-time
Permanent Resident / Yes / No / If you have indicated part-time as your preference,
Current Status with the Department / please indicate your % preferences in numerical
New applicant / order. There is no need to complete all boxes.
Full-time temporary contract employee
Part-time temporary contract employee / 40% / 50% / 60% / 70% / 80%
Casual teacher
Contract Work Only
I am available to commence work from /
I am only interested in contract work / Employment Status
I have a recruitment rating from 20___
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Please attach all documents here.

Applicant Information
Please attach the following to your application form:Attached
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum 4 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent professional references (no more than three years old) addressing your expertise and performance as a school psychologist or as a psychologist working with children and young people (optional)
  • Copy of all academic transcript(s) (either final or to date)

Please ensure that your name is shown at the top of all attached pages.

Referee Information
  • List details of three professional referees who can provide further information about your professional expertise and performance as a school psychologist or as a psychologist working with children and young people.
  • You may nominate referees who have also provided written professional references.
  • Specify your professional relationship with your referee. It is important to provide at least two contact numbers for each referee. Include a mobile number and email address if available.
  • The interview panel, at its discretion, may contact other referees.

Professional Referees:

1. Name:
Professional Relationship: / Email Address:
Work phone: ( ) / Home phone: ( ) / Mobile:
2. Name:
Professional Relationship: / Email Address:
Work phone: ( ) / Home phone: ( ) / Mobile:
3. Name:
Professional Relationship: / Email Address:
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Please email or your application to

mail your application to the address below.

Manager (School Counselling)

Student Wellbeing Section, Student Engagement

ACT Education and Training Directorate

PO Box 158, CANBERRA ACT 2601

The receipt of your application will not be acknowledged.

Please allow sufficient time for postal delays. Enquiries may be made by phoning (02) 6205 9078

ACT Education and Training Directorate website is located at:

Role Description

School psychologists provide a psychological service to enhance student learning, engagement and wellbeing.

The role of the school psychologist can include:

  • collaboration with other professionals, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to support and enhance student learning and engagement;
  • conducting psychological and educational assessments, writing comprehensive reports and providing recommendations;
  • when appropriate, support student learning and wellbeing by making referrals to directorate programs and external agencies;
  • counselling for children and young people;
  • consultation, development, and evaluation of behaviour, social emotional and individual learning plans;
  • assisting in managing critical incidents;
  • conducting mental health risk assessments;
  • assisting in the selection, design, implementation and evaluation of prevention programs;
  • consulting with key stakeholders, including teachers, parents, school administrators and external agencies;
  • providing information and psychological education to students, school staff, parents, carers and external stakeholders; and
  • supporting the development of policy and processes.

Selection Criteria

Submit a statement (maximum 4 pages) addressing the criteria and describe relevant qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience. The application should include examples that best demonstrate achievement in the school setting or another relevant environment. The statement should reflect the ACT Education and Training Directorate's commitment to achieving quality learning outcomes for all students

Professional Knowledge

  • know and apply a range of age appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • know and apply age appropriate assessment instruments
  • know and apply individual and group interventions
  • understand how children and young people learn
  • know principles of Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention

Professional Practice

  • work in an inclusive and supportive manner
  • use a range of strategies and interventions to work with children and young people
  • assess and report to ensure effective interventions
  • engage in reflective practice to improve outcomes for children and young people
  • present to a range of audiences in order to build capacity within school communities

Professional Relationships

  • work collaboratively with colleagues within student support section and school communities
  • foster effective communication with students/staff/ families/community
  • develop respectful relationships with children, young people and families from diverse backgrounds
  • work productively with schools, parents, carers and the wider community to support students

Professional Attributes

  • demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
  • are resilient and respond positively to change
  • display ethical behaviour and responsibility
  • accept responsibility for professional learning and development
  • actively engage in their profession, their school and the wider community