Mental Health Practitioner - MacRobertson Girls High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1222191
Location: MacRobertson Girls High School
Department: MacRobertson Girls High School
Role Type: Mental Health Practitioner
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 4
Apply By: 04/14/2021
Contact Name: Anne Stout
Phone: 98647700
School Website: hr@macrob.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Mission
To excel in the provision of education for girls in an intellectually vibrant community.

Guiding values

The Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School is committed to:

  • engendering a love of learning
  • offering an education based on liberal - democratic values
  • achieving unequalled academic success
  • providing a challenging, tolerant and supportive environment
  • fostering confidence, responsibility and self-discipline
  • cultivating integrity and mutual respect
  • developing effective leadership skills
  • meeting the challenges of the future while respecting the past

Unique in its status as a state-wide provider for girls in Years 9 to 12, The Mac. Robertson Girls’ High School is a selective entry school that seeks to remain at the forefront of education for girls in Australia.

Situated in a central city location adjacent to Albert Park Lake, the school offers outstanding facilities for the delivery of its programs and is attended by students from metropolitan Melbourne and beyond. The selective nature of entry results in a broad socio-economic and cultural mix of students with a strong commitment to academic excellence. The school provides an educational experience that equips girls for tertiary study and leadership roles in a range of fields and industries and develops interests and skills to enhance their personal lives.

At The Mac. Robertson Girls’ High School we have an emphasis on student leadership and agency, encouraging our students to develop a deep and enduring passion for learning and a strong sense of self. We welcome applications to join our team from positive, forward-thinking professionals who have a genuine desire to support our students to excel in all aspects of their education.

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