Classification: Education Support Officer - Educational Psychologist (Level 1, Range 5)
Salary Range: $101,323 - $115,683
Position Number: 1178261
Time Fraction: 1.0eft
Applications Close: 02.12.2019
Copperfield College is a multi-campus school situated in Melbourne’s North-West. The College comprises two junior campuses (Years 7-10) in Kings Park and Sydenham and a senior campus (Years 11-12) at Delahey. We have a student population of approximately 2200, with 180 teaching staff, 80 Education Support Staff and 7 Principal Class personnel.
The SFOE for the College is 0.6 indicating a significant level of social disadvantage. The College is culturally diverse, reflecting our community, with approximately 60% of our students coming from a Language Background other than English. Copperfield performs to expectations or better in comparison with ‘like’ schools. In particular, our VCE performance has continued to improve.
The college Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 can be viewed via our website www.copperfieldcollege.vic.edu.au. Our plans are ambitious and aimed at high quality educational outcomes with low in-school variation in everything we do through a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. Our Strategic Plan has a major focus on building the capacity of every teacher to work collaboratively as part of a Professional Learning Community. Improving numeracy and literacy are also key foci for all teachers.
Copperfield is a large provider of VET in Schools and a key member of the Brimbank VET Cluster. We are the lead school in a federally funded Technical Trade Centre, hosting VET Automotive and VET Electrotechnology classes. The College also emphasises the importance of a robust co-curricular and student leadership program. Copperfield has a growing International Student Program and there are currently 42 international students across the College. English as an Addition Language (EAL) is taught at all campuses and there are a growing number of students taking up a language other than English (LOTE) in post-compulsory years, supported by a 20 year old sister school relationship with Fuji Junior High School in Japan.
Key Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will:
Have experience and well-developed skills in intellectual and psychosocial assessment and reporting and in recommending appropriate intervention strategies to teachers and parents.
Possess excellent communication and people skills and have the ability to relate well to adolescents and College personnel.
Be conversant with current best practice in wellbeing and mental health interventions, including social-emotional learning, adolescent mental health, social skills and mediation, parenting support, assessment of suicidal risk and non-suicidal self-harm, issues for LGBTIQ+ young people, and other needs as they arise.
Have the capacity to contribute to and be an effective member of the College Wellbeing Team.
Have the ability to work independently with well-developed organizational and time-management skills.
To provide high quality educational psychological service to students, staff and parents of Copperfield College. The successful applicant will also work as a member of the College Wellbeing Team, which currently consists of two Psychologists, a Student Wellbeing Coordinator, and a Secondary Health Promotion Nurse.
The position involves: Individual counselling, group facilitation/teaching skills for delivery of programs to class or targeted groups, preventative program implementation and evaluation, intellectual and learning assessments and recommendations for classroom practice, risk assessments, referral to and liaison with community agencies.
To provide a psychological service to support the wellbeing of young people at Copperfield College delivered at the following levels:
Whole school involving presentation of and facilitation of wellbeing programmes and events at cohort or campus levels, and contribution to strategic or management groups.
Targetted groups with additional support for vulnerable and indicated groups, according to need.
Individual students needing additional wellbeing and mental health intervention including counselling, risk assessments, psychological assessment and reporting, referral to and liaison with external supports.
To maintain record-keeping, continuing professional learning, andethics to the high professional standards required for registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA and the professional body.
Who may apply:
Applicants must be qualified and registered educational psychologists with appropriate experience and referees.
Applicants must hold a current ‘Employee’ Working With Children Check
Applications via Department Of Education Recruitment Online Website