Psychologist

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic self-motivated Psychologist to join the Department Student Support Services (SSS) workforce to provide comprehensive psychological service to schools and students in the Loddon Campaspe Area. 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.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/NWVR/1365680
Closing Date: 19-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH3 psychologist updated PosDoc (2).docx (Word, 325KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jim Synan
0408 896 146

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 the individual, group, school and team level within a Department Area. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students. As a SSS Psychologist, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to engage in their education. The multidisciplinary Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. SSS Psychologists provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioral issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality and drug/alcohol involvement.

What key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: You will be required to provide 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: We are looking for someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community and beyond is a regular activity.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key qualities we are looking for.

Expert interventions and collaboration: You will have the ability to undertake advanced interventions that support students and schools, work collaboratively with other professionals on complex cases, including supporting teachers in the development of educational programs to improve student learning, particularly for students with additional needs.

Required: A graduate or post-graduate qualification in psychology; and Full Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).

For more details see the position description or contact Jim Synan 0408 896 146.

Job Locations: Bendigo.

There is a requirement to travel to schools as part of service delivery. In most office locations, SSS staff have access to departmental fleet vehicles.

For more information see the Departments website DET Allied Health Careers

The tenure of this position is Ongoing Part time 0.8 and will commence from 1.1.2019.

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 November 2018


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