[U305] - Psychologist (Ed Support Level 1-Range 5)

[U305] - Psychologist (Ed Support Level 1-Range 5)

15 Sep
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Schools (Government)
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Fitzroy

15 Sep

Schools (Government)

Fitzroy

Location Profile





Alamanda K-9 College is located in the growth corridor of Point Cook. Alamanda College strives to be internationally minded, and provides a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment, while encouraging high expectations for student success.



The design of the school is open plan, with a strong focus on collaborative teaching and learning. The schools design lends itself to flexible groupings of children with a differentiated focus on group and individual tasks. The classrooms are grouped in learning communities with shared learning spaces. The modern design requires a demonstrated ability to utilise pedagogical practices suited to these learning spaces.

An emphasis will be placed on teachers and children working in home groups and breaking out into small focus groups within each community setting.



Alamanda is a 1-to-1-iPad/MacBook school, and uses technology to engage students with their learning, as well as meet their individual needs. Staff must be confident and willing to engage in study of “Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works” research to support this strategy. The primary school is based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, which is offered for the Prep to Year 6 students, the secondary school is based on the Middle Years Program, which is offered for the Year 7 to Year 9 students. The PYP & MYP Learner Profile underpins the management of students and has helped to build a positive and engaging learning environment.



The school will operate with the theory of action:



1. All children can learn.



2. High expectation for every child.



3. Continued effort and practise enables all children and young people to learn, to achieve and to improve their learning potential.



4. Personalised learning, goal setting and differentiation of curriculum tasks and teaching styles improves the capacity for students to learn.



5. All children can learn if given ongoing continued intervention, support and time to practise.



There is a strong focus on professional development for all staff, which includes an emphasis on building leadership capacity and implementation of best teaching practice. The 'Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning' and Marzano research-based instructional strategies are utilised across the school to ensure that teaching practices are purposeful, and are proven to have a high impact on student learning.



The school motto is "Dare to be Wise" which underpins management of student engagement and teaching pedagogy. Leadership and the teaching staff strive to implement a guaranteed, viable and rigorous and differentiated curriculum that promotes lifelong learning and encourages students to become global citizens.



We are seeking a psychologist with experience who seeks to join our Alamanda Community. Please visit our website www.alamandacollege.vic.edu.au and view our Instagram page.





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 Psychologist role requires a qualified psychologist registered fully with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.



Operating in collaboration with the school Wellbeing Team and the Mental Health Practitioner, 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;



* conduct and advise on specialist assessments of cognitive, emotional and behavioural needs of students as required.



Education Support Class Level 1 Range 5



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 5 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. Contribute to 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/7727051/u305-psychologist-ed-support-level-1-range-5-fitzroy/?utm_source=html

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