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Student Wellbeing Psychologist/Social Worker/Counsellor - Ed Support Level 1- Range 4 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/09/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415469

Reference: 1415469

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Role

1. Provision of counselling to students and staff as required and where appropriate.

2. Provision of referrals to other support agencies where necessary.

3. Provision of positive school programs that promote student and staff well-being.

4. Support of our Program for Students with Disabilities.

5. Active membership of the Student Well-being Team in delivering improvement as outlined in the School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan. 

6. Support the school and teachers in the development of educational programs, particularly in respect to students with additional needs.

 

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

Responsibilities may include:

1. Provide counselling and support to students and staff where appropriate

2. Lead the development and assist in delivering positive classroom and extra curricula programs that promote and improve student well-being, safety, resilience, engagement and connectedness, across the school (e.g. peer support, restorative practice and personal development programs) in consultation with the Student Well-being Team.

3. Lead the implementation of the Student Engagement Policy in consultation with the Student Well-being Team

5. Collaborate with Heads of School, Sub-School Team Leaders and classroom teachers to assist with the development of develop individual learning plans for identified students to address their personal needs

6. Provide information and advice to parents and students upon request, including coordination and referral to DEECD Student Support Services, other Government agencies and alternative education/training/employment programs

7. Assist Heads of School, Sub School Team Leaders, and the Pathways Coordinators with the transition of new students to school and when exiting East Doncaster to alternative pathways

8. Provide information and feedback to the Sub School Team Leaders regarding individual student's needs, issues and concerns and assist in the development of effective learning programs that can be implemented for students at risk

9. Assist students and their families, who require financial assistance in the form of maintenance or student allowances for school, excursions and/or camps books and uniforms

10. Provide regular and confidential feedback and updates to the Principal about students and staff being assisted

11. Participate in meetings of local and/or networks of school well-being coordinators

12. Initiate, develop and implement student wellbeing programs within the school.

13. Intervene and provide direction in respect to more complex cases and/or issues within a school network.

 

Who May Apply

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

Other Information

The successful applicant must hold a current Working With Children Check (E -Employee) and hold or be prepared to undertake Anaphylaxis Training, Mandatory Reporting, OHS Modules,  prior to or upon commencement. We ask applicants to please consider including three current professional referees with contact email addresses as a part of their attached resume.

We ask applicants to please consider including three current professional referees with contact email addresses as a part of their attached resume.

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

Location Profile

East Doncaster Secondary College is a large, single campus, co-educational school with a focus on high academic achievement, excellence in teaching and learning and student connectedness and wellbeing, situated in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The College has an enrolment of over 1900 students and 223 teaching and education support staff.

As a College, we strive to develop passionate learners who are critical thinkers with the confidence and capability to engage in the global community. We want students to experience a sense of achievement and growth in their academic, personal, social and emotional development. The College values of curiosity, excellence, fairness, respect, resilience, teamwork, care and compassion reflects these desired outcomes.

We have high expectations that our students will commit to being supportive of each other as they strive for success as learners. Our catch phrase for learning is `Creating a Culture of Curiosity¿. We strive to ensure that there is a focus on learning improvement for every student.  As a result, our student achievement data is excellent across a range of data sets and year levels.

Diversity adds to the richness and quality of the students educational experience at East Doncaster Secondary College. We are proudly multicultural across more than 40 nationalities, with a strong and established International Student Program.  Approximately 40% of our students undertake English as an Additional Language (EAL) study.

The College offers an array of alternative pathway options to enable greater flexibility in our ability to cater for individual needs. Students have access to external VET provision and a quality delivery of the Vocational Major VCE pathway.

At East Doncaster Secondary College, we are committed to child safety. We strive to ensure that our students are safe, happy and empowered. Through a holistic approach to wellbeing, the College offer an extensive overlay program, `Positive Futures¿, as a means of visibly addressing the social and emotional needs of our students in a multi-dimensional and integrated approach.

As a high performing school, East Doncaster Secondary College prides itself on the creation of a learning environment where student academic, sporting, music and the arts achievements are recognised and celebrated. Underlying the focus on excellence is the recognition that such outcomes can best be achieved in an environment where students are happy, healthy and connected.

Copies of the School Strategic Plan, Annual Implementation Plan and School Policies can be accessed via the school website www.eastdonsc.vic.edu.au

For information regarding East Doncaster Secondary College Child Safety Policies and practices, including Code of Conduct please go to https://www.eastdonsc.vic.edu.au/our_school/child-safety-standards

Selection Criteria

SC1.Substantial experience in the initiation, development and implementation of programs, procedures and policies that foster resilience in children and young people and address their social, emotional and educational needs.

SC2.Capacity to provide leadership within a multidisciplinary professional team that fosters collaboration to achieve positive outcome within the student wellbeing area.

SC3.Ability to design, deliver or broker professional learning within a student support services team along with other professionals, such as teachers, who are involved in student engagement and wellbeing.

SC4. Demonstrate 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.

SC5. At least a Degree in Social Work, a Degree in Counselling,or Degree in Psychology (Registered)

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

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

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

Student Wellbeing Psychologist/Social Worker/Counsellor - Ed Support Level 1- Range 4 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/09/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4

Contact:

Brett Lamb | 03 9842 2244

Student Wellbeing Psychologist/Social Worker/Counsellor - Ed Support Level 1- Range 4 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)