Primary Objective: The School Psychologist’s key role is to provide psycho-educational assessment, promote the wellbeing and mental health of students as well as assisting schools with the implementation of child protection strategies.
Context Statement: Student Wellbeing and Inclusion provides services to schools across the NT. The School Psychologist is part of a multi-disciplinary team, inclusive of specialist advisory teachers, who work with other service providers from government and non-government agencies. This position is based at Nemarluk School which is a specialist school for primary and preschool students with disability who meet DoE criteria to enrol in a specialist setting.
- Apply preventative and therapeutic interventions including psychological assessment, individual student support, and small group facilitation.
- Assist with policy and program development regarding the wellbeing of all students, particularly those at risk.
- Provide professional learning programs for school staff that focus on student social and emotional wellbeing, as well as supporting family skill development and deliver child protection education as appropriate.
- Liaise with other departmental staff, allied professionals and community leaders as appropriate.
- Contribute to Student Wellbeing and Inclusion as a whole and assist with the provision of critical incident responses across NT schools where required.
- Participate proactively in the supervision service provided by the Senior School Psychologist
To contact the School Psychologist please ring the Nemarluk School office