Addressing changing needs and providing more support
The Victorian government implemented a new regional operating model called ‘Learning Places’ in March 2016, which created 17 areas within the Department’s four regions.
SSS now provide services as part of organised multidisciplinary teams with health and wellbeing professionals, and other Department specialist services. This has enabled SSS to work with a group of staff committed to a geographic area to identify opportunities and challenges for different cohorts, and build close working relationships with local community organisations and other services to develop innovative approaches to meet demand.
SSS particularly support collaboration between schools and Area teams, to deliver better student outcomes at the local level. SSS have an important role to play in supporting schools to achieve this by building the capability of teachers and school leaders and providing support to students.
The Department is investing in the recruitment of an additional 50 allied health staff over the next four years as part of the commitment to improving support for students who experience health and wellbeing issues.
For a list of current vacancies see Careers.Vic