Social Worker

An exciting opportunity exists for energetic self-motivated Social Workers to join the Department Student Support Services (SSS) workforce to provide range of social work support to schools in the various Areas across the state. In this role you will provide high-level professional advice to schools that strongly influence student learning outcomes and wellbeing policies within a school community, and the wider Area. SSS staff do vital work in supporting students' health and wellbeing and are critical to building an excellent education system that reduces the impact of disadvantage. For more information see the Departments website DET Allied Health Careers
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1357782
Closing Date: 19-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH3 social worker updated PosDoc.docx (Word, 326KB)
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Position Details

The purpose of the SSS team is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning, and achieve their educational and developmental potential. We do this through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and teams within Areas. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students.

As a SSS Social Worker, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team in partnership with individuals, groups and communities to help students reach their full potential. Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. SSS Social Workers provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing, addressing individual functioning related to the whole system around a child and intervenes at these levels. This can encompass a broad range of barriers including: learning, cognitive & behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school & work transitions, self-esteem, grief & loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, domestic violence, conflict & bullying, cultural differences, sexuality, and drug/alcohol substance abuse and other barriers stemming from social and economic disadvantage.

Key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: Providing collaborative advice that will influence the development of teaching and learning strategies and student wellbeing programs for school leadership teams to embed in their practices.

Communication: Someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community (individuals, groups and communities) and acting as an important conduit between students, the school, peers, family, neighbourhood and wider society are common to this job.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required

Collaborative approach: The ability to provide support to students to improve student learning and work collaboratively with other Allied Health professionals within a multidisciplinary team.

Required:A graduate or post-graduate qualification in social work or equivalent; and eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

For more details see the position description. Job Locations: Positions will be based in various locations. Travel is a requirement as part of service delivery. SSS staff have access to departmental fleet vehicles.

The tenure of all positions is ongoing. You are able to apply for multiple positions in the one application by completing the preference sheet. All applications must include a preference sheet to be considered for selection

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 19/10/2018 


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