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Social Worker (Ah3)

Department of Education and Training - West Bendigo, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Social Worker to join the Student Support Services (SSS) workforce in the Loddon Campaspe Area. SSS team members work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within schools, focusing on providing group-based support, workforce capacity building, and the provision of specialised services.

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Social Worker to join the Student Support Services (SSS) workforce in the Loddon Campaspe Area. SSS team members work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within schools, focusing on providing group-based support, workforce capacity building, and the provision of specialised services.

SSS do vital work in supporting students' health and wellbeing - particularly our most vulnerable students, and are critical to building an excellent education system that reduces the impact of disadvantage. 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 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 and social workers.

In addition, this position has been earmarked to work across the Loddon Campaspe Area School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) initiative. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have a strong understanding of child and adolescent development and frameworks that engage whole school approaches. They will be provided with a mentor and relevant training from both the Departments Central Office SWPBS team and Area SWPBS Coach. This role creates an interface between the Areas Health and Wellbeing Branch and the Student Support Services Branch.

The successful applicant will collaborate with other SSS team members to provide consultation, support, and program advice capable of improving teaching, learning and wellbeing strategies for students requiring support. Other key components of the role include highly developed communication including report-writing, networking, and interpersonal skills that enable effective liaison with a range of people in the education community and beyond, and the ability to work autonomously.


Required:A graduate or post-graduate degree in Social Work.

For more details see the position description or contact Jess Carr - Jessica.Carr@education.vic.gov.au or 0439 484 562.

Job Location: Bendigo. There is a requirement to travel to schools as part of service delivery - SSS staff have access to departmental fleet vehicles.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 15 April 2021

West Bendigo, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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