This position plays a key role in contributing to achieving Education State priorities and complements the program of improving student learning outcomes across the Western Melbourne Area. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Student Support Psychologists work with individual students, groups and families. They provide professional advice and support to principals, school staff and school communities that will enhance the learning, development and wellbeing of students, particularly those who are most vulnerable. 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWV/1311650
Closing Date: 21-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: Until 22/12/2018
Attachments: Psychologist AH3 PD (1).DOCX (Word, 322KB)

Contact: Jann Kirkland
9398 4676

Position Details

Student Support Services (SSS teams comprises psychologists and speech pathologists and social workers. They are part of a multidisciplinary Western Melbourne Area team building the capacity of schools to support children and young people to access their education. SSS do vital work in supporting students' health and wellbeing – particularly our most vulnerable students – and SSS are critical to building an excellent education system that reduces the impact of disadvantage.


The purpose of Student Support Services (SSS) is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning to access their educational and developmental potential through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at an individual, group, school and network level.


The role will suit a psychologist with experience in working in a multidisciplinary team, within a context of complex circumstances, with school aged children and young people with additional needs and their educators and families. Senior practitioners in the team have a leadership role in supporting the work of all team members. This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on the Department's vision to develop an integrated approach to learning and development for all Victorian children and their families from birth to adulthood.

More details regarding the positions can be found in the attached position description.

Candidates are advised that they need to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

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 21/12/2017

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