SSS Social Worker

An exciting opportunity exists for energetic self-motivated Social Workers to join the Department Student Support Services (SSS) workforce to provide range of social work support to schools in the Western Melbourne Area team at Moonee Valley. 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 - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/SWVR27492
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Social Worker AH3 PD.docx (Word, 325KB)

Contact: Lynn Neill

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 individual, group, school and teams within Areas. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students.

As a SSS Social Worker, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team in partnership with individuals, groups and communities to help students reach their full potential. Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. SSS Social Workers provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing, addressing individual functioning related to the whole system around a child and intervenes at these levels. This can encompass a broad range of barriers including: learning, cognitive & behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school & work transitions, self-esteem, grief & loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, domestic violence, conflict & bullying, cultural differences, sexuality, and drug/alcohol substance abuse and other barriers stemming from social and economic disadvantage.

What key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: Providing collaborative 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: Someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community (individuals, groups and communities) and acting as an important conduit between students, the school, peers, family, neighbourhood and wider society are common to this job.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required

Collaborative approach: The ability to provide support to students to improve student learning and work collaboratively with other Allied Health professionals within a multidisciplinary team.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or. adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or. contact the People Division via email:

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close 25 August 2019

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