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headspace School Psychologist – Lyndale SC

Organisation : EACH via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work Type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Education & Training, Other, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 21 Mar, 2019

About the Role

The role of the headspace School Psychologist will be to provide coordination/access and intake to the well-being services at Lyndale SC; receiving referrals from the well-being team at the school and providing psychological assessment, ongoing therapeutic services (caseload), care planning and support to young people aged 12-18yrs going to the College

  • Part Time Position
  • Fixed Term until 30th June 2020
  • Lyndale Secondary College Location, Victoria

About the Role:

  • Facilitate access to appropriate services (including headspace centres Dandenong and Narre Warren) as indicated by assessment and care planning processes;
  • Provide direct service to young people, families and carers;
  • Consult with and provide support to other professionals, agencies and members of the community engaged in the young person’s care;
  • Assist the school in supporting links between students and the Doctors in Schools Service.

About You:

  • ​Outstanding clinical skills in working with young people and their families/carers with mental health issues in an early intervention framework;
  • Outstanding clinical skills in working with young people and their families/carers with mental health issues in an early intervention framework;
  • Experienced in the provision of psychological assessments, cognitive assessments, mental health assessments, psycho-education and short-term interventions to young people;
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to maintain positive stakeholder relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work confidentially and productively with a high level of tact and diplomacy;
  • High organisational skills and ability to prioritise;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people in a school environment;
  • Knowledge of school operating policies, structures and processes especially school wellbeing;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenging problems faced by young people and their families.

Why You Should Apply?

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us.

We Care, We Listen, We Engage, We Deliver. We strive to provide seamless coordinated care. Whilst we are not there yet, we are constantly working on our processes with a commitment to service, advocacy and innovation to achieve this. We are situated within the community and in most cases close to major shopping precincts. We offer a family friendly workplace. Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available.

Capacity to recognise own feelings and those of others, self-reflect and be self-aware; Respects the ethical beliefs and diversity of others; Is culturally aware and values social inclusiveness as a strength and positively utilises diversity;

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : EACH via BigSplash

A contemporary not-for-profit EACH provides a range of health disability, counselling and mental health services to the community. From humble beginnings established in the Outer East of Melbourne over 44 years ago, committed teams at EACH now consist of over 1300 staff across 65 sites throughout the eastern states of Australia. Together we support over 40 000 clients annually.


At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community. Our values promote Customer Centricity, Social Justice, Service Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration - and these underpin the way we work and deliver our services. You can find out more about us here - http://www.each.com.au


We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally. Our focus is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone's starting place, we will support them to achieve their goals.


We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone's strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views.

Apply for this Job

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.


For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at http://each.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies.


For specific information about the role, please contact: ​Team Leader School Services - Sonja Bottern on 0439195929


Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted by 22/03/2019 Interviews are expected to take place from 22/03/2019


Vacancy closes 5pm 21/03/2019


We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and in turn encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.


Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.


Please quote in application: headspace School Psychologist – Lyndale SC via Pro Bono Australia.


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