Student Wellbeing and Support

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284078

Reference: 1284078

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in student wellbeing support including pastoral care, counselling, advocacy and critical incident response to children and young people and their families to address social and emotional needs.
  • A proven capacity to work with staff, students family members and the wider community in implementing initiatives and programs aimed at promoting emotional health and wellbeing
  • An ability to work both independently and within established structural frameworks and administrative processes. 
  • An ethical understanding of confidentiality issues and the relevant accountability processes within a professional caring environment.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and the ability to prioritise responsibilities.


To coordinate the provision of support services for the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community.


  • Lead the school's wellbeing team in the delivery of student wellbeing services 
  • contribute to improving student engagement and connectedness 
  • supporting students and staff to create an environment of cooperation and mutual respect, and promoting an understanding of diversity within the range of cultures and relevant traditions
  • to support new families to the school
  • contribute to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment 
  • provide pastoral care and guidance to students 
  • operate within the school community and with external providers.

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.

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

Winters Flat Primary School, Castlemaine, established in 1860, opened on its present site in 1964. We have a number of large double classrooms, a new Learning Centre with four classrooms and two open learning areas, a fully equipped Library, large Art room, an indoor Gym Facility, a Chess room and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden learning spaces, including and children’s kitchen and expansive food gardens.

 We are located on the western side of Castlemaine and our grounds are spacious and attractively landscaped, providing a natural, traffic-free environment within a quiet residential area. The School serves a wide area of Castlemaine and District, and children come from a wide range of culturally and socially diverse circumstances – creating a school with its own distinctive character.

Our school has the largest playing grounds in Castlemaine, with two playgrounds, a playing area for Prep-Yr 2 students, green slopes, indigenous gardens, and a large sports oval.

Healthy eating and physical activity are important aspects of our curriculum, as are the Arts. Sustainability is important to us, not only through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program but also through the Resource Smart program. 

The school lives by the Values “Care for Self, others and The Environment” which are embedded into all facets of school life.

We are recognised for our innovative approach to education, with New Zealand Maths embedded into the school’s curriculum program.  We also won “Resource Smart School of the Year” for the State in 2015.  Other awards are Regional Achievement and Community Winner 2016, Winner of the Premiers Sustainability Award 2016 and Winner of the Community Leadership School of the year 2022. 


Student Wellbeing and Support

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Suzanne Kinnersly | +10354721522

Student Wellbeing and Support