Student Wellbeing and Support

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 05/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1317414

Reference: 1317414

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

KSC1 Understanding of and the demonstrated ability to implement common approaches, policies, programs and research relating to student wellbeing, including the use of restorative practice to resolve conflict and restore relationships.


 KSC2 Demonstrated ability in the delivery of child and family wellbeing services and programs and preferably experience working within schools in the area of student wellbeing.


 KSC3 Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and network with the wide range of people within the education and the wider community.


 KSC4 Experience in the development and delivery of proactive programs to develop optimism, resilience, organisational skills, leadership, health and wellbeing and interpersonal skills in adolescents.


 KSC5 Personal qualities of integrity and loyalty and a demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment that requires adaptability.


 KSC6 Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse multi-cultural community preferred.


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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.


Manage the communication and promotion of wellbeing materials to the school community

Provide professional student support services, e.g. counselling services and referrals.

Provide strategic advice on specific support services and their impact on students, school curriculum and services.

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Location Profile

William Ruthven Secondary College is a vibrant and modern 7-12 co-educational school located in Reservoir. Our school is built to accommodate approximately 600 secondary students within a collaborative learning environment. The school community has a very strong commitment to our values – Respect Excellence Acceptance and Leadership - which reflects our focus on academic and life-long learning. The curriculum is innovative and designed for 21st Century learning and pathways beyond the school. This work is supported by our school wide positive behaviour matrix and developed in consultation with students. With a focus on lifelong learning, staff engage in dedicated professional learning meetings each week using the Professional Learning Communities model to support the individual learning needs of our diverse student population. The college enjoys partnerships with La Trobe University and RMIT which ensures our young people aspire to university degrees after Year 12.

Public transport is readily available to our community, Keon Park train station is a short walk away, and many of our students walk or ride cycles to school

The College motto is Dare, Connect and Learn.


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

Student Wellbeing and Support

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Andrew Elborough | 03 9462 2177

Student Wellbeing and Support