Student Wellbeing

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 24/04/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336816

Reference: 1336816

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated high level experience in inclusive education practice (teaching and learning) and developing processes for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration.
  2. Demonstrated experience planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs and providing feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development. 

3.  Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on wellbeing and engagement.

  1. Ability to provide leadership, professional learning and coaching that informs and influences the work of others involved in the engagement and wellbeing of children and young people.

5.  Demonstrated ability to input into the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and strategies relating to mental health and wellbeing.

6.  Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.


The Wellbeing Specialist will work collaboratively with school executive team to monitor all students across the school in wellbeing. 

This position requires the successful applicant to:

  • Provide coordination and leadership for the Student support program.
  • To be a member of the school leadership & executive team.
  • Support the implementation, development and review of the school Strategic plan and School Annual Implementation plan.
  • Implement an EMU intervention program and monitor the progress of the students.
  • To look at proactive programs we can use to promote a positive school environment.
  • To co-ordinate the Social skills budget.
  • To co-ordinate the Respectful Relationships program at Delacombe PS and with partner schools.

Work in cooperation with other leading teacher coordinators


  • Attend Leadership and Co-ordinators meeting.
  • Develop, promote and implement good attendance at school.
  • Develop attendance plans where required
  • Follow up on any Child safe practices
  • Work with the School Chaplain and any other services.
  • Attend weekly Wellbeing meetings 
  • Provide follow ups to PLCs and teachers on particular students
  • Circulate new professional readings and resources.
  • To examine any data from a Wellbeing perspective such as Student attitides, Bullying data, reflections data and attendance data.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the attendance data
  • Develop with teachers behaviour management plans for students at need. 
  • Responsible for Wellbeing resources.
  • Coordinate the review, development and implementation of school programs.
  • Be involved in the development of the AIP.
  • To collaborate with teachers to plan and deliver curriculum and to provide feedback on the quality of curriculum delivery.
  • To promote and implement existing DET policy and resources.
  • Manage the organization of Professional Learning in Wellbeing and Respectful relationships.
  • Manage SSGs for out of home care students.
  • Provide professional learning communication to all key stakeholders at the school. 

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

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

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

At Delacombe Primary School we are a community of learners working in a warm, positive, friendly and engaging environment where all members proudly display the values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Personal Best, Consideration and Enjoyment in order to produce happy, competent, resilient community minded individuals who are able to live productive lives


Delacombe Primary School is situated in the southwest corner of Ballarat and services a growing residential area. The school grounds include adventure play equipment, sandpits, grassed areas, tennis courts and a full sized cricket/football oval that the school has use of during the day. In 2021 the school opened a competition sized basketball stadium which is equipped with a multipurpose room, change rooms and a kitchen.


We have 516 students in 2023 made up of a diverse demographic which reflects the growing Delacombe community. 


Delacombe Primary School has a significant focus on literacy and numeracy with a comprehensive coaching program.  The talented professional staff are committed and operate in strong Professional Learning Teams, each with responsibility for curriculum planning and delivery. 


 There is a comprehensive Project Based Learning program planned over a two-year implementation period.  This program is enhanced by camps, special days, excursions and a well-resourced library.  Specialist programs are offered in Physical Education, Art, Chinese and DigiTech. Information and Communication Technology is strongly resourced throughout the school with P-2 iPads and Grade 3-6 Chromebooks available in every class.


There are a significant number of children who qualify for the Disability Inclusion Program, and the teaching staff is supplemented by a team of Education Support Officers who work directly with these students.  The school is very proud of the strong reputation it has developed for its capacity to support students with special needs. 


The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Program commenced in 2012 and continues to provide a garden and cooking experience for all students with a focus on the paddock to plate process.


The school recognises and receives outstanding support from its parent community on a variety of levels.  A strong and committed School Council has played a significant role in policy and planning and the energetic Parents and Friends group organises a large number of successful projects annually. To ensure participation and involvement of the parent community, the school strives to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where parents feel a sense of belonging and acceptance.


Student Wellbeing

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 24/04/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Scott Phillips | 035335-6103

Student Wellbeing