SSS Social Worker

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly-motivated team-player to provide social work services to schools in the Bayside Peninsula Area. As a member of a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Student Support Services (SSS) team, the Social Worker provides service in the Bayside Area to primary and secondary schools. The successful applicant will collaborate with other SSS team members to provide consultation, assessment, support and program advice capable of improving teaching, learning and wellbeing strategies for students requiring support. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with schools to undertake wellbeing interventions that support students and school education programs. The successful applicant may be required to work with other teams based in the Bayside Peninsula Area as/when required. This is a full-time ongoing position and will be based in our Bentleigh office.
Job Details
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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: Frankston - Bayside Peninsula
Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20007166
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Attachment 2 AH3 social worker updated PosDoc.docx (Word, 441KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Monika Fritz
0428885462

Position Details

As a Social worker with Student Support Services you will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary 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 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. You will have highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills that enable you to liaise effectively with a range of people in the education community and beyond. In the social work position you will contribute to the capacity/capability building related to student learning, engagement and wellbeing consistent with the priorities of the Bayside Peninsula Area. You will also support the establishment and strengthening of links and referral pathways between relevant departments, community services and organisation to optimise support for vulnerable children, young people and their families.

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. Student Support Services staff work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group-based and individual support, workforce capability 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.

This position will be based in the Bentleigh office of our Bayside Peninsula Area. This is a full time ongoing position.

Supervision and peer support is available within the team.

For further information please contact: Cymbie Reeves (0429 552 688) or Francesca Noronha (0467 770 706)

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

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

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.


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