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Ed Support Level 1 - Range 4 Psychologist (0.60 EFT) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warragul

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1416013

Reference: 1416013

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warragul

Selection Criteria

1. Relevant tertiary qualification in Psychology, current AHPRA registration, and experience and sound knowledge of assessment and intervention for students with needs in a school environment.

2. Experience working with students with a variety of presentations including the ability to provide specialist advice on appropriate goals and teaching strategies for students with additional needs.

3. High level organisational, written and verbal communication skills, including ability to complete supporting documentation for Disability Inclusion (DI) Profiles and PSD applications.

4. Demonstrated ability to design, deliver and provide advice on intervention programs in a school with implementation supported by teachers, Education Support staff, parents and relevant professionals.

5. Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary professional team.

6. Demonstrated ability to design and deliver professional learning, for teachers and other relevant professionals, in the area of behaviour including trauma informed practice.

Role

This position is 0.6 EFT, 3 days per week.

Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

Psychologist duties include but not limited to:

  • Complete in-depth or screening assessments and observations.
  • Complete reports and supporting documentation for DI Profiles/PSD applications.
  • Work closely with existing Wellbeing Team to provide holistic support to students.
  • Assess, prescribe, design, train and implement support strategies (low and high tech) with students.
  • Liaise with colleagues and parents/carers about evidence-based accommodations and strategies to support individual students.
  • Sourcing and developing targeted and effective learning resources for students in collaboration with teachers.
  • Liaison with, and referral to, external agencies as required.
  • Meeting in a professional learning team with other teachers/ES staff
  • Consult with teachers and providing advice about relevant teaching and learning strategies in order to build capacity.
  • Supporting the Wellbeing Leaders and teachers to develop Individual Education Plans and classroom strategies that meet student needs.
  • Providing psychological intervention to individual and groups of students.
  • Attend Case Management and provide case support.
  • Assisting and advising teachers about communication supports and reasonable adjustments and attending Student Support Group (SSG) meetings.
  • Collecting student data and keeping up-to-date case notes.
  • Document and maintain accurate records and report student progress.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value 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 roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Neerim District Secondary College is a small rural school of 220 students, situated in the picturesque town of Neerim South at the foot of the Baw Baw ranges.  The school offers our students and staff an attractive, settled, and inclusive environment with spacious grounds.

Our vision is to empower our students to become the best version of themselves.

Our school is a community that cares for and respects one another. We pride ourselves on our staff working as a cohesive unit to support students and families to achieve their goals.

Our values developed by students, staff, and the community include:
- Community - We have a strong sense of belonging to the school community and welcome everyone.
- Respect - We have due regard for the feelings, wishes, and/or rights of others.
- Perseverance - We admire and encourage others to continue to persevere in spite of barriers.
- Leadership - We strongly encourage students to undertake leadership roles but also to take on leadership behaviours.

We offer a strong Year 7-10 Curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum with a wide range of performing and visual arts, and design technology classes, available to students in the junior and middle years.  Our Year 9 students spend one-fifth of their year participating in an applied learning inquiry-based program designed to support the development of students, interpersonal, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills.

Students in Years 10-12 have access to a broad range of VCE subjects offered through on-site face-to-face classes and blended delivery methods.  We also offer a strong VCE-Vocational Major (VM) program at Years 10-12. Students completing VCE-VM are supported to enrol in a VET Certificate with external providers and complete Structured Workplace Learning one day per week.

Through the work of passionate and dedicated Student Wellbeing and Student Inclusion Teams, our school provides meaningful interventions and supports that ensure we meet all students individual learning and wellbeing needs.

Neerim District Secondary College receives strong and ongoing support from the Neerim South community and students are regularly involved in volunteering and supporting local community events. Our school is a destination school with increasing enrolments, supportive parents and families, and a motivated and progressive team of staff.

Ed Support Level 1 - Range 4 Psychologist (0.60 EFT) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4

Contact:

Michael Shone | 03 5628 1455

Ed Support Level 1 - Range 4 Psychologist (0.60 EFT) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)