SSS Psychologist

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic self-motivated Psychologist to join the Department of Education's Student Support Services (SSS) workforce in the Wimmera South West Area (Warrnambool office). In this role, you will provide high-level professional advice to schools that strongly influences 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: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/SWV27685B
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: Until 15/02/2021
Attachments: AH3 Psychologist PD.docx (Word, 326KB)


Contact: Larissa Fleuchar
0407 342 425

Position Details

As a SSS Psychologist, 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 Psychologists 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, behavioural issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships and drug/alcohol involvement.

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.

This AH3 role is a contract position (0.8 time fraction) for a period of 12 months. For more details regarding the 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

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 19 February 2020.


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