SSS Team Leader (AH4)

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 31/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Leongatha

Job type: Full time / 30th June 2024

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20008855A

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20008855A

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Gippsland | Leongatha

An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader of Student Support Services (SSS) working within the Inner Gippsland Area Team. The successful applicant will be a highly self-motivated team player providing guidance and leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of SSS employees delivering support to schools in the provision of student wellbeing services to improve student learning outcomes. The role requires a level of flexibility and an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to manage and lead a team of experienced professionals in the delivery of initiatives in an educational environment.

  • Classification: VPS Allied Health Grade 4
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term (30June, 2024), Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Location: Inner Gippsland (based at Leongatha Office, required to work across Inner Gippsland Area)

This position plays a key role in contributing to a multi-disciplinary approach in both the identification of learning barriers and the contribution of wellbeing strategies and services in schools through an area approach.

The purpose of Student Support Services is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning to achieve their educational and developmental potential through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels. SSS are well placed to:

  • build the capability of teachers to deal with issues commonly exhibited by vulnerable students
  • provide effective guidance, advice and support to principals to manage and deliver wellbeing strategies
  • balance the delivery of assessments, interventions and building capability to manage complex cases

Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers. SSS work as part of an integrated Health and Wellbeing and Inclusion Workforce (HWIW) within the area, focusing on providing group based and individual support, workforce capability building, and the provision of specialised services supporting:

  • the delivery of quality universal services for all students, with extra effort directed to ensuring education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • target the delivery of individual support services to those who require specialised expertise, assessment and intervention in order to overcome barriers to learning
  • develop the capability of schools to design health, learning, development and wellbeing strategies that focus on improving education and health and wellbeing outcomes
  • collaborate with multidisciplinary professional practice teams and build partnerships with community services to meet the needs of schools and students and their health, wellbeing and learning goals
  • respond to critical incidents involving students, staff and school communities.

Reporting to the Student Support Services (SSS) Branch Manager, you will be an important part of the branch leadership team.

So, if you're passionate about making a change in the lives of our future adults, and helping children get the best possible educational outcomes this job in SSS might be right for you.

SSS are an integral service that schools access to provide allied health support, including Social Work, Speech Pathology and Psychology. Visit the Departments website to read more about the important work that the Student Support Services teams do in our schools http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/careers/Pages/alliedhealth.aspx

Our teams are located in Moe, Warragul and Leongatha so you will be required to do some travelling; you will have access to fleet cars and technology to allow you to connect with colleagues and clients across the broad landscape of Inner Gippsland.

To be eligible to apply you must have a current Working with Children's check, drivers' licence plus one of the following:

- Full registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).

- Membership with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

- Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


SSS Team Leader (AH4)

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Full time / 30th June 2024

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Trudy Walker | 0438 662 705

SSS Team Leader (AH4)