An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated team-player to provide psychology services to schools in the Bayside Peninsula Area. As a member of a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Student Support Services (SSS) team, the Psychologist provides service in the Bayside Area to primary and secondary schools. The successful applicant will collaborate with other SSS team members to provide consultation, assessment, support and program advice capable of improving teaching, learning and wellbeing strategies for students requiring support. The role requires sound interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work autonomously. The successful applicant may be required to work across the Bayside Peninsula Area as/when required.
As a psychologist with Student Support Services you will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to access their education.
You will provide a range of psychological assessments and supports to school-aged students to improve student learning. You will have highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills that enable you to liaise effectively with a range of people in the education community and beyond.
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.
Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers. Student Support Services staff work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, focusing on providing group-based and individual support, workforce capability building, and the provision of specialised services.
Student Support Services (SSS) do vital work in supporting students' health and wellbeing - particularly our most vulnerable students - and SSS are critical to building an excellent education system that reduces the impact of disadvantage.
This position will be based in the Bayside Peninsula Area. Supervision and peer support is available within the team.
For further information please contact: Monika Fritz on 0428 885 462
For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions. Please provide a current resume and address the key selection criteria.
Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: ******
Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.
Applications close 30th June 2022