Social Worker

Position is full time, fixed term until 1/2/19. An exciting opportunity exists for a Social Worker to work with Student Support Services in the Wimmera South West Area with the Horsham Team. The position plays a key role in the Student Support Services Team and is highly collaborative and effective in reducing barriers for young people and increasing their social-emotional wellbeing. The role of the social worker will involve strategic communications with schools, families and agencies to build improved circumstances and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable students. Flexibility, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key requirements for this position.
Job Details
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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: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWV/1320204
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: 01/02/2019
Attachments: Social Worker AH3 PD.DOCX (Word, 326KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Catherine Weiser
0447 399 806

Position Details

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

Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. Student Support Services Officers work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group based and individual support, workforce capacity building, and the provision of specialised services.

Student Support Services (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.

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 01/02/2018

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