The department is looking for psychologists, social workers and speech pathologists passionate about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people to join Student Support Services teams across Victoria.
Applications for a range of Student Support Services (SSS) roles across the state are open now.
A role in the SSS is broad and varied, providing opportunities to make a difference by assisting children and young people facing barriers to learning to achieve their educational and developmental potential.
Staff work within area-based multi-disciplinary teams to support schools to provide integrated health and wellbeing services. As part of the role they:
- support school communities to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes
- guide, advise and support schools to implement wellbeing strategies
- strengthen the capability of teachers to support vulnerable students
- balance the delivery of assessments and interventions and managing complex cases
- respond to critical incidents involving students, staff and school communities.
Student Support Services Team Leader Devyani Rangnekar explained that the role provides rewarding opportunities to help students who need some extra support.
'Making a difference in the lives of these children and young people — even if it's one young person — is what I love the most about my job,' Devyani said.
For Devyani, who is passionate about helping children, having the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share this common goal has been another huge benefit.
'I love working within a various multi-disciplinary set ups — my team, the bigger regional team and within schools,' she said.
'There is so much to learn from all these wonderful professionals.'
Devyani strongly encourages allied health professionals to consider applying for Student Support Services.
'I like to believe that Student Support Services staff do vital work in supporting the health and wellbeing of students and for me personally, working within the Student Support Service workforce has been a very fulfilling experience,' Devyani said.
'What I love is not just working within one school but many different schools and learning about the cultures and processes of each of these schools with the aim of supporting children and young people.'
How to apply
Opportunities are available for allied health professionals at Allied Health Grade 2 and Allied Health Grade 3, in regional and metropolitan locations across the state, working full-time or part-time, on an ongoing or fixed-term basis.
To apply to become a Student Support Services team member, refer to the Careers.Vic campaign page.
Applications close on Wednesday 11 August.
Find out more
For more information about Student Support Services or working in a regional location, refer to the department's Allied health careers and Regional careers web pages.