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ES1-4 CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289779

Reference: 1289779

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC 1 Demonstrated experience in addressing a range of student wellbeing needs, including working with student who display challenging behaviours and are disengaged from the educational setting.

SC 2 Demonstrated experience in working in effective teams and demonstrated experience in developing and leading new initiatives and therapeutic interventions

SC 3 Demonstrated awareness and understanding of the issues encountered by young people and the ability to work alongside and support those who are experiencing barriers to education

SC 4 Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop constructive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the wider community.

SC 5 Demonstrated ongoing commitment to developing professional understanding and expertise in student wellbeing.

Role

CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator

The CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator will work under the direction of the CaLM Assistant Principal, as well as work collaboratively with the FLO Leadership Team to support improvement in student wellbeing and engagement across the CaLM program.

 The core work of the CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator is to:

- lead proactive and preventative work relating to student wellbeing with the intention of building staff capacity to meet the wellbeing needs of students through professional development, modelling, promoting and consultation;

- lead the development and implementation of early intervention strategies and raise mental health and wellbeing awareness;

- ensure appropriate, consistent, and timely professional level wellbeing support is provided to students where mental health, wellbeing and behaviours of concern arise;

- provide leadership, support, and guidance to the teaching and education support staff 

The CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator will provide a coordinated response to the wellbeing and engagement needs of students and their families. They are required to refer to and use DET and CaLM policies and procedures.

Education Support Class Level 1 Range 4

The successful applicant will be an experienced professional who will carry out their duties and responsibilities, relative to their professional discipline, with a high level of autonomy and with minimal reliance on professional supervision. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of professional support programs within an educational environment, including guidance to other professional staff.

As an education support class position, this role supports the educational services being provided to students, but will not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic).

 For more information on the responsibilities of an Education support class level 1 range 4 employee, please visit:

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/rolesTS.aspx

Responsibilities

  1. Support students experiencing behaviours of concern, with the assistance of other education support, teaching, and leadership staff
  2. Support students with preventative interventions for behaviours of concern
  3. Provide feedback and reflections to other educational support, teaching and leadership staff on student behaviour and intervention and prevention strategies
  4. Plan and implement evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs including collaborating with families, other professionals, and agencies when appropriate, and manage the associated risks.
  5. Coordinate and work with teams of staff, students, parents/ carers, DET personnel and other agencies to effectively manage complex cases and critical incidents and bring about positive outcomes for student wellbeing.
  6. Work collaboratively with the school to contribute to policies and operational practices that will guide the work of others
  7. Support at risk students to engage in alternative educational opportunities including activities on and off campus
  8. Liaise and collaborate with other Department areas (including Student Support Services staff) and external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.
  9. Advocate on behalf of students and families undertaking supported referrals to appropriate services and programs.
  10. Develop and/or contribute to targeted wellbeing programs, preparing submissions to funding bodies, implementing, and evaluating the subsequent programs.
  11. Develop and maintain networks with relevant youth and community agencies to assist young people and their families in gaining access to services.
  12. Attend case and care team meetings for students at risk.
  13. Provide assertive outreach, including home visits if appropriate, to improve student engagement and attendance
  14. Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year.
  15. Meet relevant policies and legislative requirements in relation to student health information privacy, including the confidential maintenance of appropriate and accurate case notes and records.

Please note:
• The relevant enterprise agreement underpinning this position is the 
Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017.
• Continued professional learning is a registration requirement under the National Law, which governs the operations of the National Boards and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Who May Apply

Required

  • Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
  • Have a current Working With Children Check.

 Desirable

Applicants who have had experience working with at risk secondary school aged children and are familiar with trauma informed practices.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Community and Learning Melton (CaLM) Link Up program is registered as a campus of Melton Secondary College that is located in Kurunjang, Victoria. The Flexible Learning Option (FLO) program caters for up to 35 students from year 7 - 10. Many students have experienced a degree of trauma and present with learning difficulties, social/emotional and mental health issues, low attendance, and challenging behaviours.

The program has a team of highly trained staff including an Assistant Principal, Program Manager, five teachers, three Education Support staff and an Administration Assistant. The program aims to support students to re-engage with mainstream education or follow a positive pathway into further education or training. It is personalised and aligned with the year 7-10 Victorian Curriculum and supported by a therapeutic approach based on the Berry Street Education Model. Class sizes are small, and the academic program consists of literacy, numeracy, personal development, health, sport, nutrition, arts, music, technology, pathway planning and work-related skills.

Our Vision

Community and Learning Melton (CaLM) believes that all students will have access to, and receive, high-quality education to reach their full potential in an environment consistent with our values.

Our Values

  1. Safety - Everyone at CaLM has the right to feel safe and respected while at school.
  2. Opportunity - Everyone at CaLM has the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment to reach their full potential.
  3. Connection - Everyone at CaLM has the right to feel valued and connected to the school and wider community.

Our overarching school goal is to further develop a learning environment that engages students in their own learning, and supports the development of positive wellbeing and behaviours. Our school vision that ‘CaLM believes all children will have access to, and receive high-quality education to reach their full potential in an environment consistent with our values’ of safety, opportunity and connection recognises that young people need both access to high levels of academic learning as well as social and emotional learning as described in the Capabilities of the Victorian Curriculum. Students will develop these capabilities when the explicit teaching of positive behaviours and mindsets occurs throughout the curriculum and daily interactions with staff. Students will feel safe, connected and valued when the CaLM structures and processes supports the delivery of this curriculum, routine positive interactions and feedback and a strong Student Voice. Students will feel greater ownership of their learning when they are provided with high quality feedback and student progress data and the opportunity to regularly engage in goal setting and reflection.

Further information is available from the Assistant Principal, David Reid on 0422 116 971

ES1-4 CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

David Reid | 0422 116 971

ES1-4 CaLM Wellbeing Coordinator