Student Support Services (SSS) Social Worker

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic self-motivated Social Worker to join the Department Student Support Services (SSS) workforce to provide comprehensive psychological service to schools and students in the Outer East Team, North East Victoria Region. 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. For more information see the Departments website DET Allied Health Careers.
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: North East Region ALL
Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/20007051A
Closing Date: 06-Aug-2021
Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438
Job Duration: 7 months
Attachments: AH3 social worker updated PosDoc (1).docx (Word, 439KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kelly Gaunt
Kelly.Gaunt@education.vic.gov.au

Position Details

SSS Social Worker - Full Time/Fixed Term 7 Months

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 the individual, group, school and team level within a Department Area.  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 to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to engage in their education. The multidisciplinary 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. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioral issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality and drug/alcohol involvement.

What key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: You will be required to provide 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: We are looking for someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community and beyond is a regular activity.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key qualities we are looking for.

Expert interventions and collaboration: You will have the ability to undertake advanced interventions that support students and schools, work collaboratively with other professionals on complex cases, including supporting teachers in the development of educational programs to improve student learning, particularly for students with additional needs.

Job Location: This position is based within the Student Support Services in the Outer East Team, North East Victoria Region.

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. 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

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 6 August 2021


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