Senior Psychologist, Education - Yanco Agricultural High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900098079

Number of Positions

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
School Name Yanco Agricultural High School
Principal Network Narrandera
Staffing Area Griffith
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Judy Dougherty
Contact Phone number 0459 867 101

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

The Senior Psychologist, Education coordinates and professionally supervises a team of school counsellors/school psychologists to deliver high quality psychological services to schools. They work closely with schools, other members of educational services teams and agencies to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes.
The Senior Psychologist, Education provides professional leadership in the delivery of psychological services to school communities and has a key leadership role as part of the networked specialist centres.


Yanco Agricultural High School is a co-educational fully residential high school. The school provides a quality secondary education in an historic rural setting with all students living on site through the term. The school has 250 students from Yrs 7-12  from across NSW and other states.

The Senior Psychologist Education position services schools in the surrounding towns of Leeton, Coolamon, Narrandera and West Wyalong.

Specific Selection Criteria 

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • Successful experience as a school counsellor and registration as a psychologist.
  • High level knowledge and skills in the provision of psychological assessment, counselling and evidence based interventions within a school context.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, support and professionally develop school counsellors/school psychologists, including those working towards registration as a psychologist.
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish interagency partnerships to assist schools to meet  the wellbeing needs of students, in particular those students needing psychological intervention and support.  
  • Demonstrated ability to implement school counselling strategies to support Department of Education initiatives.
General Selection Criteria 
  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

Ability and willingness to travel between worksite


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes 

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.


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