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Bushfire Recovery Practitioner (AH4)

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 06/08/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | East Gippsland

Job type: Full time / ends 31.12.2022

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR1547314

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR1547314

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Gippsland | East Gippsland

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of those children and young people impacted by the 2019/2020 Summer bushfires? Exciting career opportunities exist for experienced Psychologists or Social Workers with passion and drive to commit themselves to a challenging and rewarding role. Bushfire Recovery Practitioners will be state-wide leaders based in the Outer Gippsland Area working with schools to support the psychosocial recovery of their school communities. The role will compliment other mental health supports and services in Outer Gippsland, with a specific focus on Bushfire affected educational communities in the Far East Network. Two full time fixed term positions are available and will be based in Orbost working in the Bushfire Recovery Branch. For more details please contact: Michelle Hibbert, Bushfire Recovery Psychosocial Manager, 0400 342512

Bushfire Recovery Practitioner - Fixed term - 31 December 2022

The Bushfire Recovery Practitioners are state-wide leaders based in Areas who will work with schools in Outer Gippsland Area to support the psychosocial recovery of children and young people. The role will compliment other mental health supports and services in Outer Gippsland, with a specific focus on Bushfire affected educational communities. The Bushfire Recovery Practitioner will:

  1. Work across several allocated government schools to guide them through psychosocial recovery, using a cyclical process of needs assessment, planning interventions, implementing interventions and evaluating their efficacy
  2. Provide schools with regular in-person visits to support students in psychosocial recovery, which may include: 
  • secondary consultation with school staff to provide supports to staff and build their capability
  • direct intervention for individual children and young people demonstrating mild to moderate mental health needs as a  result of their bushfire experience
  • Promoting and leveraging existing Area Health Wellbeing and Inclusion initiatives (such as Respectful Relationships or  School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support)
  • Working with school staff to refer students to external agencies
  • Supporting psychosocial recovery by incorporating trauma recovery activities into whole school health  and wellbeing plans
  • build supportive relationships with Area staff and external agencies to collaboratively drive the implementation of evidence based multi-disciplinary approaches to psychosocial recovery
  • provide advice and leadership across Victoria to other communities regarding psychosocial supports durirecovery from bushfires and other disasters
  • report data regularly to Area leadership (who will provide the administrative and supportive function of your supervision) and the state-wide Trauma Recovery Team (who will provide the educative function of your supervision).

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions or contact Michelle Hibbert, Outer Gippsland Bushfire Recovery Manager, michelle.hibbert@education.vic.gov.au or 0400 342512

Applicants are expected to respond to the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description and provide the contact details for three confidential referees.

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

Bushfire Recovery Practitioner (AH4)

Job type:

Full time / ends 31.12.2022

Job classification:

AH4

Contact:

Michelle Hibbert | Michelle.Hibbert@education.vic.gov.au

Bushfire Recovery Practitioner (AH4)