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  • Staff Assessor - Psychology

    Job Locations AU-VIC-Melbourne
    Posted Date 1 month ago(16/12/2018 6:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-36178
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Function
    Health
    Job Schedule
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Project/Position Introduction

    Assessments Australia, a MAX Solutions company, is contracted to provide the Assessment Service for the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD-AS) for the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Staff and contractor assessors conduct cognitive and speech pathology assessments in state government schools to ascertain eligibility to apply for support under the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD).

    The PSD-AS processes referrals for assessment from government schools and allocates assessors as appropriate to conduct assessments in schools in a professional manner that reflects best practice. High quality reports are written that meet the needs of various stakeholder groups, especially schools and families of the students assessed.

    Overview

    The primary function of the Staff Assessor - Psychology: Program for Students with Disabilities Assessment Service (PSD-AS) is to conduct cognitive assessments in schools. This may include assessments that occur during peak work periods and assessments that are required in remote regional areas, requiring travel and overnight accommodation.

     

    This position can be full time or part time (min 3 days p/wk). Please ensure you include your preference in your application.

     

    Applications should be submitted online asap as shortlisting and interviewing will commence in January 2019.

    Responsibilities

    Key responsibilities of this position require the successful candidate to:

     

    • Fully understand the scope, outcomes and deliverables of the assessment process
    • Fully understand eligibility criteria for the two PSD-AS categories (i.e. ID and SLD-CEN)
    • Conduct high quality assessments in schools, working to an average of 1.2 assessments per working day, with recognition that travel commitments and the demands of the individual case may impact on this number
    • Travel to regional areas to conduct assessments, as required, including overnight stays
    • Provide high quality reports to schools with clear outcomes regarding PSD eligibility and appropriate recommendations
    • Provide relevant and tailored feedback to parents regarding assessment results, implications, and recommendations
    • Demonstrate knowledge and competence with a variety of assessment tools to meet the needs for each referral
    • Communicate regularly with the Support Team regarding workload and capacity for allocations
    • Work flexibly to meet the fluctuating needs of the program throughout the year
    • Work independently to manage workload and make informed clinical decisions; involve others when appropriate and after utilising personal resources
    • Support senior psychologists to screen referrals, peer review reports, and audit test record forms, and provide relevant feedback - as required
    • Support the project to ensure that it delivers appropriate results that are in keeping with all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Contribute to discussions around continuous improvements to the delivery of the PSD-AS
    • Participate in training and professional development activities as required
    • Comply with all WHS procedures ensuring that team members including volunteers and contractors abide by all relevant health and safety procedures
    • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviours and report all accidents, incidents or near misses immediately.

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    Personal Attributes

     

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to receive and act upon constructive feedback
    • A strong service orientation to ensure quality outcomes for all stakeholders
    • Excellent attention to detail.

      

    Key Skills

     

    • Experience conducting standardised assessments: WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV
    • Experience working with school aged children and adolescents
    • Strong assessment and report writing skills (quality and efficiency)
    • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks and be flexible with changing priorities
    • Proven high level IT literacy, particularly in common applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), database and web usages.

     

    Required Experience

     

    • Minimum 12 months experience conducting standardised assessments: WPPSI, WISC, WAIS
    • Experience working with school-aged children and adolescents
    • Desirable but not essential is experience in the education, special education, or disability fields.

     

    Qualifications/Requirements - Mandatory

     

    • Full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA
    • Hold or have the ability to obtain a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
    • Willingness to provide two de-identified assessment reports.

     

    Qualifications/Requirements – Preferred but not essential

     

    • Reliable vehicle and full driver’s licence.

    EEO Statement

    At MAX Solutions we welcome employees from diverse backgrounds and aim to create a work environment where Employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability and religion are valued.

    MAX Solutions applies the principles of reasonable adjustment for people with disability. Workplace adjustments are changes introduced into the workplace that take account of a person’s disability so that they can use their skills effectively and access the same benefits, terms or conditions of employment as other employees. If you are a candidate considering a role with MAX Solutions and require a workplace adjustment for this position, please advise the MAX Solutions Recruitment Consultant or contact MAX Solutions Recruitment on 07 3727 1306.

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