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Student Wellbeing and Support

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1283702

Reference: 1283702

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating programs to support the wellbeing of students, staff and families, including a knowledge of zones of reglation and the resilience project.

Demonstrated capacity to provide resources to staff and parents in relation to wellbeing and develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

Demonstrated a high level of oral and written communication skills, including accurate note taking and recording of interactions throughout the day.

Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position, and demonstrate the ability to access outside agencies to best support student wellbeing.

Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

Provides wellbeing support to staff, students and their families.

Communicates with both parents and teachers regarding the care of the student/s.

Individual and group counselling.

Assistance with conflict resolution.

Access outside agencies to best support student wellbeing.

Be familiar with the Restorative Practice language.

Support the implementation of a whole school wellbeing framework.

 

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of 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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Port Fairy Consolidated School has a long and proud history, first opening its doors to the children of Port Fairy in 1874.  The school is set in expansive and beautiful grounds that have recently undergone major redevelopment.  We currently have an enrolment of 205 children, with country buses bringing many children in from outlying areas.

Port Fairy has a population of 2,600 people and the district is rural with some primary and secondary industries and commercial businesses.  Port Fairy is situated 35 kilometres west of Warrnambool and is a historic town with more than 50 buildings being classified by the National Trust.

Student Wellbeing and Support

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Katrina Anderson | 035/568-1051

Student Wellbeing and Support