SSS Psychologist

We are seeking a full-time Psychologist to join our Student Support Services team of Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Social Worker. Located in the centre of Sale, our team provides professional advice and support to the 26 Wellington Network schools, each of which operates within a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework. The team has access to administrative and team leadership support. Psychologists working within our team assess and develop strategies to address the emotional and mental health needs of students within an educational context. They work collaboratively with schools to improve developmental and learning outcomes and student wellbeing. Psychologists assess and develop strategies to address the emotional and mental health needs of children, young people and their families, within an educational context.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SEVR/1365484
Closing Date: 16-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Psychologist AH4 Position Description Updated July 2016.docx (Word, 325KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rosemary Roberts

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly self-motivated team player to manage the delivery and quality of psychological services to schools in the Wellington Network and across the Outer Gippsland Area by providing high-level professional advice to principals and school networks that strongly influence student wellbeing policy within a school network. The successful applicant will initiate, develop and implement student wellbeing programs within a school network, operating within the Student Support Services team. This will include managing service delivery across the network and providing professional supervision and direction to other members of the team.

Psychologists work as part of multidisciplinary teams in schools and networks to support students and teachers. Support needs 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.

The successful applicant will be able to provide expert advice and lead the development of teaching and learning strategies, prepare policy advice for consideration by the school network leadership team, and will possess sound written and verbal communication and analytical skills. The position requires the employee to intervene and provide direction in respect to more complex cases and/or issues within the Wellington schools, working collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. The employee will be expected to work strategically to improve outcomes for all students in the Wellington schools.

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 and

Applications close 16/11/2018

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