Tasks & Responsibilities:
- Deliver professional support services in a school, including the direct counselling for students with a range of mental health issues or individual education plans applying sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.
- Plan and implement evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs including collaborating with families, other professionals and agencies when appropriate, and manage the associated risks.
- Work collaboratively with the school to contribute to policies and operational practices that will guide the work of others, including other school wellbeing staff and teachers.
- Provide leadership and professional learning to others, such as teachers and other school wellbeing staff, to build the capacity of schools to improve students’ learning and developmental outcomes.
- Work with other Department areas (including secondary school nurses and Student Support Services staff) and external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.
- Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year
- Meet relevant policies and legislative requirements in relation to Child Safety Standards and student health information.
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
- Suitable qualifications and experience in a wellbeing field.
- Ability to prioritise and adapt in a high demand environment that services the wellbeing of students.
- Develop communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with students, teachers, families, DET and external agencies.
- Clear understanding of legislative requirements regarding privacy and sharing of health information.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
APPLY BY 31 July 2022 to [email protected]
Thank you for your interest. If you would like any further information about the position, please contact Fiona Glenn on 9933 0500. Information about the college and college policies is available on our website at www.gladstoneparksc.vic.edu.au.
If you would like to apply for this position, please include in your application:
- Covering letter
- Working With Children Check card no.
- Responses to the key selection criteria.
- List of your qualifications
Please also provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three business referees and review our Child Safe Policies at http://www.gladstoneparksc.vic.edu.au/child-safe-policies/.
If successful, you will be required to sign a Staff Commitment to Child Safety statement.
- hold a qualification in counselling, social work, or psychology
- have demonstrated direct counselling experience
- hold a current Working with Children Check