Leongatha Secondary College, is seeking a Mental Health Practitioner to join their Education Support team, to also work with nearby schools Mirboo Nth Secondary College and Foster Secondary College. The Mental Health Practitioners Initiative provides a qualified mental health professional in every government secondary school.

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; 
  • 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.

This is an ongoing, full time role. The successful Mental Health Nurse applicant will work across three secondary schools in the South Gippsland area – Foster Secondary College (2 days per fortnight), Leongatha Secondary College (5 days per fortnight) and Mirboo North Secondary College (3 days per fortnight). 

Full details surrounding the position, including minimum requirements to apply, can be found here:

Applications are to be submitted via The Departments Recruitment Online system: Recruitment Online – Apply for Jobs   Job Vacancy ID 1222055. Applications close April 13.

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