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					                                      Sue Shaw

20 Edward Street        Ph    H (08) 93866823   Email: sshaw@mlc.wa.edu.au
Nedlands WA 6009              W (08) 93830218
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

As a registered psychologist, career practitioner and teacher it is my goal to use my
experience, knowledge and skills to enhance the educational outcomes, personal wellbeing
and career development of young people.

SUMMARY OF COMPETENCIES

       Motivated and committed
       Organisational and networking skills
       Substantial experience in counselling and careers work
       Creative, adaptable and solution focussed
       Presentation and computer skills
       Communication, listening and interpersonal skills


QUALIFICATIONS

       Registered Psychologist - Psychologists Registration Board of WA No. 1259
       Registered Teacher WACOT No. 32016397
       Registered Career Development Practitioner
       Registered Career Mate Counsellor No. 1956
       Bachelor of Arts (UWA)
       Graduate Diploma in Education (UWA)
       Graduate Diploma in Psychology - Counselling (Curtin)
       Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training No. 1252
       Graduate Certificate in Career Development (ECU)


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

       Member of the Australian Psychological Society No. 23268
       Professional Member of Career Development Association of Australia No. 2484
       Professional Member of the Career Education Association of Western Australia
        No. 0067
       Interest Group of Coaching Psychologists
       Independent School Counselors’ Association
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

January 1989 - current: Methodist Ladies' College
School Psychologist and Career Development Coordinator
(Including Acting Assistant Head of Senior School April 2009 – September 2009)

This position involves:
 counselling individuals, small groups and families as required (personal, academic
    and vocational areas).
 psychometric testing – individual and group.
 case conferencing fortnightly with Heads of Year, Deputy, Chaplain, Health Sister
    and other counsellors to review students on pastoral care list and decide on action to
    be taken.
 meeting fortnightly with Head of Boarding to review boarding students and issues.
 follow up of students referred by teachers, parents or other students as experiencing
    academic, social or emotional difficulties.
 liaising with parents, teachers and other outside referral sources as required for case
    managing students.
 peer support program for Year 11 and Year 7 & Year 8.
 individual and group presentations/ workshops for parents, staff and student groups
    as required.
 training:
    o student leadership
    o peer support leader
 organization of school teaching programs:
    o career and enterprise
    o work experience
    o career speaker
    o structured workplace learning for Year 11 and 12 students
 tertiary information seminars for Years 10, 11 and 12.
 meeting regularly with Dean of Senior Years’ Education to review academic progress
   of students.
 interviewing all Year 10 students regarding their Year 11 subject selections and future
   pathways.
 interviewing all Year 12 students regarding their transition plans.
 assisting Year 12 students with TISC and TAFE applications and applications to
   Eastern States and Overseas universities.
 assisting students with alternative entry pathways to University if needed.
 liaison with staff to organize Individual Education Plans for students with elite
   sporting commitments, career commitments or learning, psychological or health
   problems.
 membership of committees – Pastoral Board, Academic Board, ESmart, library review
 administering the College Scholarship testing program.

June - November 1988: University of Western Australia - Careers Adviser (relief
position)

This position involved:
 counselling students regarding career options, course advice, further studies options
    and assistance with resumes, letters of application and practice interviews.
   running "Job Seeking Skills" workshops.
   hosting employers visiting campus for lunchtime presentations or student interviews .
   co-ordinating the student vacation employment program.
   producing the annual 'Survey of Graduate Destinations' report.

1987: Presbyterian Ladies' College - Computing Teacher (part time)
 teaching lower school computing classes including Pascal and Basic Programming.

1986 -1987: University of Western Australia – Careers Service - Research Assistant
 compiling the Graduate Destinations Survey.

1982 - 1985: Full Time Mother

1974 -1981: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd – Personnel Department
Several positions including Personnel Officer - Recruitment, Assistant Personnel
Officer – Research and Statistics and Personnel Assistant – Administration

   responsible for Company's graduate recruitment program as well being a member of
    the general staff recruitment team.
   production of recruitment literature and audio visual presentations.
   responsible for compilation and issue of routine and other personnel statistical
    reports.

1973 -1974: Papua New Guinea Bureau of Statistics - Assistant Editor Publications
 collecting, collating and publishing statistical information
 assisting the public with enquiries


KEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

   Applied for, and secured seed funding from the Federal Government for the
    development of a Structured Workplace Learning program for a cluster of local
    schools and enlisted neighbouring schools to participate in the cluster to allow the
    program to operate viably.

   Wrote and delivered a “Parents as Career and Transition Partners” program.

   Incorporated Career Development across the curriculum at Methodist Ladies’ College
    via the tutorial program.

   Re-envisioned and wrote a significant part of the Senior Years tutorial program.

   Initiated School–Industry Link with Perilya Mines to raise awareness of careers in the
    mining industry and to give opportunities for staff and students to undertake group visits
    and work placements.

   Together with a group of colleagues from neighbouring schools initiated the Career
    EXPO for the Western Suburbs Independent schools.
   Initiated the Career Guest Speaker program for Year 10 students to raise awareness of
    different careers.

   Introduced the Year 12 Future Options seminar to bring both tertiary institutions and ex
    scholars to the College to address students and assist them with their tertiary selections.

   Implemented transition counselling for all Year 12 students.

   Established a working group to set up new guidelines for Duty of Care for both Work
    Experience and the INSTEP West cluster when the new Camps and Excursions policy
    was formulated.

   Assisted many students on a one to one basis to maximise their educational outcomes by
    implementing Individual Education Plan’s or course changes when pastoral or health
    issues warranted.

   Designed and assisted in constructing the Careers and Counselling Service website.

   Produced a flyer for parents outlining the function of the Careers and Counselling
    Service.


OTHER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

   Driver’s License.
   Work Safe Certificate.
   Peer Support Leader Training.
   Career Voyage Training.
   Completion of unit in Recruitment and Selection from Masters of Human Resources
    at University of Western Australia.


INTERESTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Tennis, Film Club, Reading, Family, Gardening, Community activities, Travel, Golf


REFEREES

Available on request.

				
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