Psychologist

An exciting opportunity exists for a newly graduated or early career Psychologist to work with Student Support Services in the Brimbank Melton Area – Melton Team. The successful applicant will be required to provide a range of psychological supports to schools within the area. Flexibility and 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. Accountabilities include: • Providing psychology support services to school age students to improve student learning. • Working with other Allied Health professionals to undertake wellbeing interventions that support students and schools. • Assisting the coordination of student support services within a multi-disciplinary team. • Assessing student needs, developing case plans and implement appropriate action from a range of accepted options.
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: AH2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWVR/28089
Closing Date: 04-May-2017
Salary Range: $56,361 - $77,259
Job Duration: Up to 21/12/2017
Attachments: Psychologist AH2 PD.docx (Word, 333KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Evan McLoughlin
0400 754 785

Position Details

Psychologist

As a psychologist with Student Support Services, you will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary Area based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to access their education.

You will provide a range of psychological supports and have highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to liaise with a range of people in the education community and beyond.

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 works 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 websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 4 May 2017


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