Mental Health Practitioner - Social Worker / Mental Health Nurse, St Helena Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • St Helena Secondary College, Wallowa Road, Eltham North VIC, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1222292
Location: St Helena Secondary College
Department: St Helena Secondary College
Role Type: Mental Health Practitioner
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 4
Apply By: 04/14/2021
Contact Name: Jenny Heathcote
Phone: 03 9438 8500
School Website: www.sthelena.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
NOTE; THURSDAY IS THE WORKING DAY REQUIRED.

St Helena Secondary College is a co-educational state secondary school of approx. 1600 students located in leafy Eltham North. St Helena is a recognised high demand school, a reflection of the high esteem in which it is held by the wider community.

The College is a vibrant learning institution with a progressive attitude to change. Our commitment to building teacher capacity has paved the way for a targeted approach to high quality instruction, and the integration of 21st century technology with our teaching and learning model. The College is warm and friendly with traditional values of respect, responsibility and personal best. It has one of the most extensive extra-curricular programs possible with musical bands, arts, performance and sporting opportunities. We have a very high retention rate, with a focus on providing pathways for all our students. Our mantra is “we educate the whole child”, and we aim to develop resilient life-long learners who are able to contribute positively to society. A positive psychology framework and dedication to continuous improvement drives us all to live our motto 'Dare to be Excellent'. We benefit from the active involvement of a large number of parent and alumni volunteers, and see ourselves very much as a community.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in assessing, conceptualising and analysing wellbeing issues, and providing evidence-based direct counselling for a range of mental health issues.
  2. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing evidence-based intervention strategies for clients with complex needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to input into the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and strategies relating to mental health and wellbeing.
  4. Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Subject

Psychology

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

14 Apr, 2021