Social Worker, Gladstone Region Department of Education


Your opportunity:

An exciting opportunity exists across Central Queensland to be a part of the new Student Wellbeing initiative being rolled out over the next two years. The focus of the Student Wellbeing initiative is to provide support to students with mild to moderate mental health concerns, with an emphasis on early intervention to support student’s mental wellbeing and alleviate an escalation of concerns. The role also involves providing training for school staff to enable them to recognise mental health concerns and learn how they can effectively support student wellbeing.

Your role:

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake individual and group counselling with students, parents and families to assist them in resolving personal or relationship concerns.
  • Provide professional social welfare assessments, interventions and follow up support to students, parents/carers  and individuals as required.
  • Identify needs and participate in the referral and planning of services for children, parents and families to community agencies such as health and welfare.
  • Develop and implement strategies to provide information, support and encourage awareness of, and participation    by, parents/carers and the community in school activities and programs.
  • Act as the contact for parents/carers and the community to determine relevant issues for improved relationships between the school and community.
  • Participate in the planning, development and delivery or organisation of public presentations designed to inform and educate parents and community members/groups about social issues affecting the learning capacity of students.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review the implementation of programs provided within an educational environment.
  • Support school communities in responding to critical incidents and emergencies as part of the school response team.
  • Develop and/or maintain appropriate data collection and confidential record keeping and reporting systems for individual students referred for social work services in line with department procedures and policies.
  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within an educational setting, providing support to school, community and inter agency networks relevant to the position’s role.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in Social Work and eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

This is a PO2 progression position as per the Role Description. The successful applicant will be appointed to the PO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the PO3 once specific criteria have been met or demonstrated. Please note salary rate shown is reflective of PO2 to PO3 classification range.

Contact Name: Karina Johnson, Senior Advisor Psychology 0476 911 163

Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (referees should have an understanding of your relevant previous work history).
  • Attach a maximum 2-page written response outlining your interest in the position including their experience and suitability for the position

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. #LI-PRIORITY



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