SSS Psychologist

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Psychologist to join the Inner Gippsland Area Student Support Services (SSS) team. The SSS Psychologist assesses and develops strategies to address the emotional and mental health needs of children, young people and their families, within an educational context. They work as part of multidisciplinary teams in schools and networks to support students and teachers. The successful applicant will possess a graduate or post-graduate qualification in psychology or equivalent; have registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) and possess a current Australian Drivers License and Working with Children Check.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Moe
Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20008011
Closing Date: 14-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH3 psychologist updated PosDoc (23).docx (Word, 443KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Erin Waters
0447 112 402

Position Details

 

Student Support Services Psychologist

  • Classification: Allied Health Grade 3
  • Employment Type: Ongoing, Part time (0.7 FTE)
  • Location: Inner Gippsland (based at Moe Office, required to work across Inner Gippsland Area)

 

The successful applicant will have a passion for working with schools and young people to maximise student well-being and engagement. This role will involve undertaking assessments and assisting schools with the process of applying for additional funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities, offering support and advice on a range of student well-being issues and provide professional development to schools. The SSS Psychologist will provide comprehensive psychological services to schools, which affect developmental and learning outcomes and student wellbeing. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality, and drug/alcohol involvement.

Key components of the role also include collaboration with and provision of advice to other student support services team members in respect to complex cases as well as the ability to support teachers in the development of educational programs, particularly in respect to students with additional needs. The successful applicant will be able to provide advice that will influence the development of teaching and learning strategies, prepare policy advice for consideration by the school network leadership team, as well as possess sound written and verbal communication and analytical skills.

The Inner Gippsland SSS Branch is made up of Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Administration Support, Team Leaders and a Branch Manager. As a member of this team, you will have access to a car to travel to various school locations (subject to availability), a laptop, an iPhone as well as access to an extensive assessment and resource library. The successful applicant will possess a graduate or post-graduate qualification in psychology or equivalent; have registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) and  possess a current Australian Drivers' License and Working with Children Check.

For more details regarding this position, please see attached position description or contact Erin Waters 0447 112 402

When applying for this position please ensure you submit Key Selection Criteria responses along with your resume.

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: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Applications Close: 14th December 2021


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