Mental Health Practitioner (Social Work / Psychologist) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4) | (G-81)

Mental Health Practitioner (Social Work / Psychologist) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4) | (G-81)

15 Sep
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Schools (Government)
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Preston

15 Sep

Schools (Government)

Preston

Location Profile





Roxburgh College is known for its strong commitment to servicing all students including students placed at the Gateway School, which is a campus of Roxburgh College. We know good schools and good teaching help overcome any disadvantage. Our work is centered on inclusive partnership of students, staff, parents/carers and key community agents, all working together to meet the needs of our young people, always thinking of ways to ignite their active participation in the local and broader communities. Our moral purpose is to educate all students irrespective of circumstance, offering them challenge and satisfaction to equip each with attitudes,

skills and knowledge so that they become valued contributors in an even changing world.



We welcome all students into our multicultural Family, fostering care and attention to: Respecting self and one and other; Learning from each other; and Achieving our best. Our practice is under pinned by the Berry Street Education Model. We germinate a culture that celebrates student’s individuality and connections, fostering a sense of belonging, inspiring the pursuit of their potential, not only in relation to learning but also as a valued member of society. We pay careful attention to our students’ character strengths, encouraging critical thinking, self- reflection, self-discipline and motivation, empathetic and social competency.





Selection Criteria



- Demonstrated experience in assessing, conceptualising and analysing wellbeing issues, and providing evidence-based direct counselling for a range of mental health issues.

- Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing evidence-based intervention strategies for clients with complex needs.

- Demonstrated ability to input into the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and strategies relating to mental health and wellbeing.

- Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.

- Ability to provide leadership and professional learning that informs and influences the work of others involved in the engagement and wellbeing of children and young people.

- Clear understanding of legislative requirements regarding privacy of health information.



Role





The Mental Health Practitioners (MHP) initiative provides for a suitably qualified mental health professional in all government secondary school campuses.



Operating in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training's Area-based multi-disciplinary teams, this role will have the following functions:



- provide direct counselling support and other early intervention services for individual students and groups identified as at-risk and/or experiencing or demonstrating mild to moderate mental health needs;

- coordinate supports for students with critical needs both within and external to the school, including proactively working with regions and other health professionals to engage further support as required; and

- enhance promotion and prevention activities in the school by contributing to whole school health and wellbeing plans, building the capability of teaching staff and school leadership to manage student health and wellbeing, and helping to embed mental health promotion and prevention programs and strategies in the school.



Education Support Class Level 1 Range 4



The successful applicant will be an experienced professional who will carry out their duties and responsibilities, relative to their professional discipline, with a high level of autonomy and with minimal reliance on professional supervision. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of professional support programs within an educational environment, including guidance to other professional staff.



As an education support class position, this role supports the educational services being provided to students, but will not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic).



For more information on the responsibilities of an Education support class level 1 range 4 employee, please visit:



https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/rolesTS.aspx





Responsibilities





1. Deliver professional support service/s in a school/s, including the direct counselling for students with a range of mental health issues, applying sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.



2. 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.



3. 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.



4. 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.



5. Liaise with other Department areas (including secondary school nurses and Student Support Services staff) and external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.



6. Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year.



7. Meet relevant policies and legislative requirements in relation to student health information privacy.





Please note:

• The relevant enterprise agreement underpinning this position is the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017.

• Continued professional learning is a registration requirement under the National Law, which governs the operations of the National Boards and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The original job offer can be found in Kit Job:
https://www.kitjobau.com/job/7727039/mental-health-practitioner-social-work-psychologist-ed-support-level-1-range-g-81-preston/?utm_source=html

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