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Pembroke is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably experienced applicant to undertake the role of School Psychologist.

Permanent, part time role working full time during term time – flexibility available
Join a collaborative and dynamic student wellbeing team
Opportunities for professional development

The School

Pembroke School is a co-educational, non-denominational, day and boarding school from Early Learning to Year 12. Renowned for academic excellence and a broad, inclusive program, Pembroke offers the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Pembroke staff and students are encouraged to delight in learning, work and the exploration of their own potential.

The Role

Pembroke is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic applicant to undertake the permanent, part time role (0.83FTE) of School Psychologist. Reporting to the Dean of Student Wellbeing, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the School’s student wellbeing and pastoral team through the provision of student (ELC to Year 12) mental health and wellbeing services.

What will the role involve?

  • Coordinate, administer and report on routine, specialist and diagnostic assessment of students as required by the School.
  • Take a lead role in evidence-based intervention, consulting and counselling of students.
  • Providing specialised personal and educational counselling service for students.
  • Develop and maintain active lines of communication with all members of the pastoral care team.
  • Assist the Dean of Student Wellbeing in developing and presenting proactive, preventative evidence-based pastoral care and mental health initiatives for students.
  • Work with and provide best practice advice to the Head of Learning Support.
  • Support students and staff in the event of a critical incident.
  • Complete professional development and consultations with parents, teachers and other professionals as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Tertiary qualification in psychology.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to engage, build trusting relationships and work with a diverse range of students, parents and staff.
  • Effective communicator, with highly developed listening skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to reflect and respond, rather than to react.
  • Proactive person who welcomes and encourages collaboration with others.
  • Excellent role model for peers and young people.
  • Open-minded, empathetic, creative, collaborative, resilient and resourceful individual.

Pembroke provides staff with a supportive and dynamic working environment, opportunities for professional development and the capacity to make a valuable and meaningful contribution to the academic, social, physical and emotional development of young people.

If this sounds like your ideal role then we want to hear from you!


Enquiries may be emailed to or telephone Ms Tracy Hillier, Director of People and Culture on 8366 6785.

Applications should be addressed to Mr Mark Staker, Principal. Applications for this position close 9.00 am Monday 6 March 2023.

To apply, please complete the Professional Services Staff Employment Application Form.

Pembroke School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.