Psychologist

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Psychologist to join the Inner Gippsland Area Student Support Services (SSS) team. The SSS Psychologist assesses and develops strategies to address the emotional and mental health needs of children, young people and their families, within an educational context. They work as part of multidisciplinary teams in schools and networks to support students and teachers. The successful applicant will possess a graduate or post-graduate qualification in psychology or equivalent; have registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) and possess a current Australian Drivers’ License and Working with Children Check.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Moe
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1356520
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH3 psychologist updated PosDoc.docx (Word, 327KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nisha Spence
0467 765 120

Position Details

  • ClassificationVPS Allied Health Grade 3
  • Employment Type: Ongoing, Part-time (0.6 EFT)
  • Location: Moe

The successful applicant will have a passion for working with schools and young people to maximise student well-being and engagement. This role will involve undertaking assessments and assisting schools with the process of applying for additional funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities, offering support and advice on a range of student well-being issues and provide professional development to schools. The SSS Psychologist will provide comprehensive psychological services to schools, which affect developmental and learning outcomes and student wellbeing. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality, and drug/alcohol involvement.

Key components of the role also include collaboration with and provision of advice to other student support services team members in respect to complex cases as well as the ability to support teachers in the development of educational programs, particularly in respect to students with additional needs. The successful applicant will be able to provide advice that will influence the development of teaching and learning strategies, prepare policy advice for consideration by the school network leadership team, as well as possess sound written and verbal communication and analytical skills.

The Inner Gippsland SSS team is made up of Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Administration Support and a Team Leader. As a member of this team, you will have access to a car to travel to various school locations (subject to availability), a laptop, an iPhone as well as access to an extensive assessment and resource library. For more details regarding this position please see attached position description or call Nisha Spence on 0467 765 120

A successful candidate who is a provisionally registered psychologist with AHPRA will be offered ongoing employment subject to obtaining full registration with AHPRA as a psychologist within two years from commencement.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 27/09/2018


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