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Psychologist - Education Support Level 1 Range 5

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Korumburra

Job type: Part time / From 25/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1289938

Reference: 1289938

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Korumburra

Selection Criteria

KSC1 Demonstrated ability to deliver a comprehensive psychology service to the school, including undertaking psychological assessments and on-referral for students and families. 

KSC2 Demonstrated ability to contribute to identified school priorities such as supporting children and young people in out of home care or those impacted by trauma, and in the area of staff self-care and wellbeing

KSC3 Demonstrated ability in the provision of support and service delivery to children and families with complex needs and challenging behaviours within a case management framework

KSC4 Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with DHHS, school professionals, community base services and early childhood providers to ensure holistic and seamless service provision

KSC 5 Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within the education community and beyond

KSC 6 A committment to capacity building, demonstrated through ability and experience in delivering professional learning to educators in the area of student mental health and wellbeing

Role

Provide direct psychology counselling support and other early intervention services for individual students and groups identified as at-risk and/or experiencing or demonstrating mild to moderate mental health needs;
Coordinate supports for students with critical needs both within and external to the school, including proactively working with regions and other health professionals to engage further support as required; and
Enhance promotion and prevention activities in the school by contributing to whole school health and wellbeing plans, building the capability of teaching staff and school leadership to manage student health and wellbeing, and helping to embed mental health promotion and prevention programs and strategies in the school.

 

Provide primary and secondary consultation with regard to areas related to psychology broadly, or to the skills of an educational psychologist as appropriate to:

  • Principal
  • Leadership team
  • Teacher class
  • Education Support class
  • Outreach staff 

Support the Principal with the planning and implementation of whole school initiatives/policies

Will usually be a member of the leadership team who is accountable for the development and delivery of key services that are integral to the effective operation of a school/s.  Provides a range of services and/or undertakes the analysis of complex problems that form part of the policy framework.

A school or group of schools would need to have the necessary diversity and complexity to create a role at range 5.  Management of a major school or district initiative, project or Department targeted strategy would be an indicator depending on the breadth of management responsibilities.

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

The ability to deliver a comprehensive psychology service to the school, including undertaking psychological assessments and on-referral for students and families. 

The ability to contribute to identified school priorities such as supporting children and young people in out of home care or those impacted by trauma, and in the area of staff self-care and wellbeing

Professional Development

  • Support the Principal with the provision of Professional Development to staff as appropriate.

Contribute to the promotion of evidence based practice via data collection, research projects, submissions to academic journals, and reviewing related literature as appropriate.

1. Deliver professional support service/s in a school/s, including the direct psychology counselling for students with a range of mental health issues, applying sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.

2. Plan and implement evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs including collaborating with families, other professionals and agencies when appropriate, and manage the associated risks.

3. Work collaboratively with the school to contribute to policies and operational practices that will guide the work of others, including other school wellbeing staff and teachers.

4. Demonstrate leadership and provide professional learning to others, such as teachers and other school wellbeing staff, to build the capacity of schools to improve students’ learning and developmental outcomes.

5. Liaise with other Department areas (including secondary school nurses and Student Support Services staff) and external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.

6. Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year.

7. Meet relevant policies and legislative requirements in relation to student health information privacy.

 

Who May Apply

Applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor qualification or specialist/post graduate qualification where applicable in Psychology
  • Mental health specialisation
  • have demonstrated direct counselling experience.
  • have a current Working With Children Check (Employee).

  Applicants must hold full registration with the requisite professional body.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

With an enrolment of around 370 students, Korumburra Secondary College is committed to “Developing life-long learners who are respectful, resilient, strive for excellence and are productive members of their community”.  Surrounded by a picturesque country backdrop and strongly influenced by the rural culture, the college aims to provide educational opportunities for our students which enable them to access tertiary education, vocational education, apprenticeships and careers in local businesses.  The College has a strong emphasis on developing personal and social skills through the encouragement of cooperation, self-discipline and caring for others. The college expects that students will be committed to a high level of achievement, to work to the best of their ability, be active in and responsible for their learning and show care and respect for college, teachers, other students and the environment.

Korumburra Secondary College is  co-educational and enrols students from years 7-12, aiming to provide a challenging and sequential curriculum that is responsive to the Australian-Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS) for year 7-10 and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The college offers a variety of educational experiences which include the South Gippsland School Music Program (SGSMP); athletics, swimming and cross country events; interschool sport; Outdoor Education courses; school drama performances; ‘A Night to Remember’ – a display of student performances; community service and many extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes

Psychologist - Education Support Level 1 Range 5

Job type:

Part time / From 25/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Vaya Dauphin | 035/655-1566

Psychologist - Education Support Level 1 Range 5