Social Worker (AH3) Job in Shepparton VIC at Department of Education and Training
Location: North East Region | Shepparton
Job type: Full time
Organisation: Department of Education and Training
Salary: $87,640 – $99,438
Occupation: Health and Allied Health
An exciting opportunity exists for an AH3 Social Worker 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 specialized support at individual, group, school and teams within Areas. SSS staff work collaboratively with schools, students and parents to facilitate improved emotional health and wellbeing for students.
As a SSS Social Worker, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary Goulburn Area-based team in partnership with individuals, groups and communities to help students reach their full potential. Area-based teams consist of a broad range of Allied Health professionals including psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. SSS Social Workers provide comprehensive services to schools and school aged students, to enhance developmental and learning outcomes and support student health and wellbeing, addressing individual functioning related to the whole system around a child and intervenes at these levels. This can encompass a broad range of barriers including: learning, cognitive & behavioral issues, disabilities, mental health, school & work transitions, self-esteem, grief & loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, domestic violence, conflict & bullying, cultural differences, sexuality, and drug/alcohol substance abuse and other barriers stemming from social and economic disadvantage.
Key qualities are we looking for?
Expert advice: Providing collaborative 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: Someone with highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills as liaison with a range of people in the education community (individuals, groups and communities) and acting as an important conduit between students, the school, peers, family, neighborhood and wider society are common to this job.
Flexibility: The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the capability to work autonomously when required
Collaborative approach: The ability to provide support to students to improve student learning and work collaboratively with other Allied Health professionals within a multidisciplinary team.
Required:A graduate or post-graduate qualification in social work or equivalent; and eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
For more details see the position description.
Job Locations: This position is located with the SSS Goulburn Northern team in Shepparton. Travel is a requirement as part of service delivery. SSS staff have access to departmental fleet vehicles.
The tenure of this position is ongoing.
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. We also have lots of young families who call Greater Shepparton home, with the proportion of couples with children almost three per cent above the regional Victorian average.
Position closes 3rd March 2021
About the Company
Company: Department of Education and Training
Company Location: Shepparton VIC