Psychologist (AH3) Job in Shepparton VIC at Department of Education and Training

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $87,640 – $99,438

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: VG/DET/NEVR/20006981A

An exciting opportunity exists for an AH3 Psychologist to join the Department of Education and Training on an ongoing full time basis.

The purpose of the SSS team is to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning, and achieve their educational and developmental potential. We do this through the provision of a range of strategies and specialised support at the individual, group, school and team level within a Department Area. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students.

As a SSS Psychologist, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Area-based team to build the capabilities of schools to support children and young people to engage in their education. The multidisciplinary Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers.

SSS Psychologists provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing. This can encompass a broad range of areas including: learning issues, cognitive issues, behavioral issues, disabilities, mental health, school and work transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, conflict, sexuality and drug/alcohol involvement. As part of this role you will undertake educational assessments and reports to support the Program for Students with Disabilities.

What key qualities are we looking for?

Expert advice: You will be required to provide advice that will influence the development of teaching and learning strategies and student wellbeing programs for school leadership teams to embed in their practices.

Communication: We are looking for highly developed verbal and written communication skills, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community and beyond is a regular activity.

Leadership: You will be required to provide leadership to the SSS team, by managing service delivery within a multidisciplinary Area-based team and contributing to professional supervision and direction to other members of the team.

Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required are key qualities we are looking for.

Expert interventions and collaboration: You will have the ability to undertake advanced interventions that support students and schools, work collaboratively with other professionals on complex cases, including supporting teachers in the development of educational programs to improve student learning, particularly for students with additional needs.

Required:A graduate or post-graduate qualification in psychology; and Full Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).

For more details see the position description. The position is ongoing

Job Locations: Positions are based in various locations. Travel to schools is a requirement as part of service delivery; staff have access to departmental fleet vehicles.

Are you considering tree change to the Goulburn area? Greater Shepparton is a vibrant, diverse regional city located approximately two hours north of Melbourne in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, the food bowl of Australia. Offering an enviable lifestyle, university options, premier housing estates, and all the must have facilities, coupled with a vibrant, diverse culture makes living and working here both desirable and unique.

Position closes 3rd March 2021

About the Company

Company: Department of Education and Training

Company Location:  Shepparton VIC

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