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Social Worker

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1278028

Reference: 1278028

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

KSC 1 Demonstrated capacity to work in a professional team that fosters collaboration to achieve positive outcome within the student wellbeing area and the ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects in a complex and dynamic setting.

KSC 2 Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to undertake individual support and counselling for students and families and to maintain comprehensive records/data of these interactions.

KSC 3 Demonstrated ability to understand, empathise with and support students in a variety of challenging personal situations, through a good understanding of trauma and child and adolescent development.

KSC 4 Demonstrated ability to provide information, advice and support to families and external professionals who are supporting/working with students experiencing difficulties with their social and emotional wellbeing.

KSC 5 Knowledge and understanding of Child Safe Standards.

 

 

Role

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

  • Manage the delivery of support services to students, teachers, parents and other school clients.
  • Ensure all external providers deliver the required service.

Who May Apply

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

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

  • 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

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Point Cook College opened in January 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary School. The College is located at 18-50 Ponsford Drive, Point Cook in the City of Wyndham.

As a College, we uphold high expectations of all and provide access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 9. Our College is divided into two sub schools, Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students, and Senior School for Year 5 to Year 9 students. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students and work in collaborative teams to cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for all students.

Point Cook College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, STEM, and sport, together with Indonesian and Japanese languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The curriculum and teaching strategies at our College encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.

The Student Leadership systems at Point Cook College provide students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities for students to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the College.

At Point Cook College we know that all students are different. We know that students thrive when provided with learning opportunities that recognise their needs and special abilities. Our High Achievers Program (HAP), offers Year 7-9 students a more advanced and challenging curriculum, which is closely aligned with their abilities. It emphasises higher-level thinking skills, problem-solving skills and academic achievement. The program allows students to progress through school with their peers, whilst ensuring they are provided with curriculum and extracurricular activities appropriate for their learning style that challenges them to further develop their talents and potential capacity.

The Point Cook College Athlete Development Program (ADP) is offered to students in Years 7-9. It is a complete sport education and training program that further develops students' physical and mental capacity both as athletes and learners. The program's key focus is development that inspires and challenges students to be the best they can be whilst exposing them to the requirements of an elite athlete. 

The wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We create a positive school climate, applying the philosophies of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) which allows us to respond positively to student behaviour. The high calibre Wellbeing team consists of social workers, counsellors, ES - Integration aides and DET SSSO staff who provide support and guidance for our students, staff and families.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides the very best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centered learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces. The school operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, as such the College has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

The College is a designated Community Hub and we encourage community use. We offer programs through a partnership with the YMCA, Community Hub Australia and Cushman & Wakefield. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community are a fundamental strength of Point Cook College. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of College activities are a significant feature of our College life which we actively encourage and greatly value. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for all students at Point Cook College.

Social Worker

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Matt Naudi | 8348 7100

Social Worker