Assistant Principal-2 Head of Health and Wellbeing

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2028

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336655

Reference: 1336655

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • Highly Developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial, and administrative ability

  • Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

  • Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

  • A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  • A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group, and community contexts.
  • Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  • An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

SC6 Health and Wellbeing

  • Demonstrated deep understanding of the new Disability Inclusion Profile.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement school wide wellbeing practices, based on the needs of our students.
  • Display strong leadership in the management of student wellbeing resources; financial, human and physical.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Karwan Primary School is looking for an experienced wellbeing leader. The role of Head of Health and Wellbeing is a vital role and will work closely with the Assistant Principal – Head of Teaching and Learning. Together they will provide support to our very knowledgeable, experienced and professional team of staff to ensure an inclusive educational environment free from discrimination.


The successful applicant will have extensive experience and knowledge in health and wellbeing and will:

  • work with students and teachers by participating in planning, modelling, and coaching sessions,
  • lead the implementation of the new Disability Inclusion Profile,
  • lead the implementation of the School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB) framework,
  • analyse Compass chronicles and provide supports to individuals, teachers, and cohorts,
  • organise and facilitate Student Support Group (SSG) meetings where families and allied health professionals are welcomed and included in the development and reflection of the Individual Education Plan (IEP),
  • develop positive working relationships with families and the community,
  • support the transition of all students and families into our school,
  • work closely with other members of the Leadership Team,
  • contribute to the planning of the school as we continue to grow,
  • display the characteristics of hard working, team player, proactive rather than reactive, growth mindset and continuous improvement.


Located in Tarneit, adjacent to Dianella Community Centre, 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Karwan  Primary School is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built school designed for the specific needs of the community to ensure all students reach their full potential. 


At Karwan Primary School we provide a stimulating, creative and challenging learning environment where students achieve their personal best. They are supported to grow socially, emotionally and academically, and become respectful, responsible and resilient members of a global community. We offer a robust educational experience for all students through effective communication, strong collaboration and high-impact, research-based teaching. 


Karwan Primary School has an outstanding, comprehensive teaching and learning program in all curriculum areas. Additional programs include visual and performing arts, physical education, and science. Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), water experience, lunchtime clubs, incursions, and excursions enable every student to reach their full potential. 


We are privileged to have such culturally diverse students at our school. Our students are intelligent, resilient, creative, imaginative, disciplined, dedicated to lifelong learning, respectful and ethical. They will leave Karwan Primary School with the skills, mindsets and qualities that will best equip them for success in the world of the future. They are the future leaders and role models of society. 


Teachers work collaboratively to provide a challenging and stimulating broad-based curriculum, which is grounded on a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy skills. We offer high quality, strategic professional development, utilising expertise within and beyond the school. Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) accelerate the continuous improvement of teaching and learning at our school. 


The active participation of parents and carers within the school community is a highly valued feature of our school. A strong partnership with parents is being developed and considered essential in our endeavours to ensure the successful learning achievement for every child.  


We have state-of-the-art buildings and infrastructure, which will further support the high-quality experiences our students will receive. These buildings have been purposely designed, based on the latest research to ensure success for all students. The space includes: 

·         an administration building with a library, staff offices and conference spaces 

·         two learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, flexible and collaborative teaching spaces and staff offices (these buildings are not open plan, but rather individual classrooms with common spaces)

·         a specialist learning neighbourhood for subjects such as art and science 

·         a community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space 

·         two outdoor hard courts 

·         a sports field 

·         a bike shed. 


Further information can be found on the school website at https://karwanps.vic.edu.au/.

Assistant Principal-2 Head of Health and Wellbeing

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2028

Job classification:

Not provided


Ashley Craig | 8000-6006

Assistant Principal-2 Head of Health and Wellbeing