Mental Health Practitioner - Manangatang P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Manangatang P-12 College, Manangatang VIC, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1222235
Location: Manangatang P-12 College
Department: Manangatang P-12 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: 04/11/2021
Contact Name: Nat Mouvet
Phone: 03 50351270
School Website:

Location Profile
Manangatang P-12 College is a small rural school made up of 70 students. The College Community is committed to learning excellence encompassing both curricular and extra-curricular experiences for every student. Our school values Responsibility, Resilience, Respect and Relationships are embedded in everyday practice across the school community. Small class sizes promote strong and positive relationships between staff, students and families. The college is proud of its fine academic results and of its excellent physical resources which includes a multi functional stadium, agriculture plot, a fully equipped science lab and 3D printer.

As a member of a small school community it is possible for staff to experience leadership in a range of roles. There is also an opportunity to develop experience and skills in other curriculum areas of interest.

The College requires staff who are conversant in 21st Century employability skills, who are innovative thinkers and are able to work in a professional learning community using the Framework for School Improvement cycle approach in their day to day practice.

Accommodation, at very reasonable rental, is available within walking distance of the school.

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.

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:



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Job Closing Date

11 Apr, 2021