School Psychologist

Gordon · New South Wales

Ravenswood is seeking a motivated, experienced registered Psychologist to join our Wellbeing Team in a temporary full time capacity in 2023.

Ravenswood is a Uniting Church Prep to Year 12 day and boarding school for girls located on Sydney’s North Shore. Ravenswood offers both the HSC and the IB Diploma Programme as well as the PYP in the Junior School. It is a school where staff enjoy a range of benefits that foster health and wellbeing, and students achieve outstanding academic success supported by innovative teaching practices that are underpinned by a whole school approach to Positive Education.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced registered Psychologist to join our Wellbeing Team in a temporary full time capacity in 2023. This position works during the term time, and is temporary for a maximum period of 12 months concluding at the end of Term 4, 2023. You will work with our School Psychologists, Year Coordinators, Head of Senior School and the Deputy Principal: Wellbeing, Boarding and Development, to support our students, parents, and teachers.

Our School Psychologists are key members of the Wellbeing Team at Ravenswood and the main function of this role is to provide counselling support to our students.

Essential criteria:

  • Registration as a psychologist with AHPRA;
  • Experience with CBT as well as a strong interest in positive psychology and related therapies;
  • Familiarity with trauma informed interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong commitment to ongoing professional development and ethical practice;
  • Experience in providing quality evidence-based services for children, adolescents, and their parents.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working with groups;
  • Experience in staff training;
  • Experience working with children and adolescents aged 5-18 years;
  • Experience working in schools
  • Endorsement in clinical or educational psychology is desirable;
  • Minimum 3-5 years working as a psychologist.

Additional Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong understanding/ experience working with young people and families of diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work with children and adolescents with disabilities or learning needs;
  • Ability to administer and report psychometric assessment such as the WISC, WAIS and WIAT;
  • Understanding of child protection legislation and guidelines as it applies to schools;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology;
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Eligibility for registration with Australian Psychological Society (APS).

To Apply:

Please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, additional skills and requirements along with your resume.

Ravenswood will begin to review applications prior to the application closure date. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

Ravenswood School for Girls is dedicated to maintaining a child safe environment and is committed to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children. 

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide the School with their Working With Children Check number in order to be eligible for this position.

It is a requirement of employment to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19.

Applications close 3pm, Friday 7 October 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Smith, Director of Human Resources on 02 9498 9898 or by email [email protected]

Ravenswood is a Uniting Church IB World School.



Applications closed Friday 7 October 2022