Student Wellbeing Leader - Ed Support Level 1 Range 4

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 01/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284080

Reference: 1284080

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1          Understanding of common approaches, policies, programs and research relating to student wellbeing. 

SC2          Demonstrated ability in the delivery of student and family wellbeing services in a relevant setting and, preferably experience working with schools in the area of student wellbeing

SC3          Demonstrated ability to provide information, advice and support to teachers and families responsible for the management of students experiencing behavioural problems that are impacting on their learning outcomes.

SC4          Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively, as part of a team and network with the wide range of people within the education and wider community.

SC5          Demonstrated capacity to lead a wellbeing team and manage time effectively.


Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

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.


Student wellbeing relates to all the curricular activities that the John Fawkner College undertakes to provide for the wellbeing of its students.   It is aimed at ensuring that the College creates and maintains a caring and supportive environment in which the experience of teaching and learning is enhanced for all students. The student wellbeing leader will ultimately be responsible for the team who provides first hand support for students.

The Student Wellbeing Leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing counselling and guidance to students, who may be self-referred, Wellbeing Leader referred, or parent referred.  Cases requiring professional counselling or treatment should be referred to an appropriate agency with prior agreement of the student and parent.
  • Providing referrals to external agencies and services as necessary and with the student and parent’s knowledge and consent.
  • Assisting the development, coordination operation and maintenance of the total student support structures, within the context of the Strategic Plan, and in collaboration with the Assistant Principal
  • Arranging meetings of relevant teachers and liaising with external providers to plan and implement strategies to resolve identified problems
  • Providing appropriate staff with information relevant and necessary to ensure the wellbeing and education of students experiencing difficulties
  • Working with staff to develop positive College programs to foster the wellbeing of all students
  • Assisting in the implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviours
  • Organising meetings and liaising with and supporting those members of the College community responsible for meeting the educational requirements of students with economic difficulties
  • Providing support and assistance when relevant, in conjunction with other relevant staff, to:
  • new students to the College
  • students preparing to leave the College
  • students experiencing difficulties at the College, at home or in the community
  • Acting as an advocate for students and / or as a resource for parents
  • Liaising with parents and keeping parents informed of their child’s wellbeing issues
  • Working closely with the Year Level Wellbeing Leaders when a student attends counselling and recording on Compass
  • Completing a documented file on each student being seen
  • Completing a documented list of weekly counselling sessions for each student seen

Liaise with:

  • Principal team
  • Coordinators
  • Teachers

 Reports to:

  • Assistant Principal and Business Manager

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

Other Information

Information for Applicant’s

  • Provide a cover sheet with your name, address, and contact telephone number, current position, teaching methods and the names and telephone numbers of at least three current referees
  • Address the selection criteria, attach your curriculum vitae and cover letter and upload in one document
  • Ensure your selection criteria responses are no more than 1 page each
  • The panel reserves the right to contact referees outside of the provided list, however will contact your most recent Principal.

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

John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence. John Fawkner Secondary College is a growing co-educational secondary college, which operates within a distinct geographical area with a diverse cultural mix.

John Fawkner College provides a wide range of VCE, VCAL and VET studies to senior students, as well as an engaging and contemporary 7-10 curriculum offering. The College has a strong focus on improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of all students using the Literacy for Learning and Quicksmart programs.

The College supports student learning with effective ICT infrastructure including interactive whiteboards and associated learning management systems. Further, the BYOD laptop program ensures all students have access to relevant technology for their learning.

The School Strategic Plan has a strong focus on supporting and improving the consistency of teaching practices with the implementation of a new whole school instructional model – “The Invitation to Learning” which is supported by a Positive Learning Framework and School Wide Positive Behaviours.

The academic success of our students is supported by the development of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum using the Understanding by Design Framework and has been adopted in our Professional Learning Communities. The College has an increasing focus on data and evidence of practice to inform decision making and teaching in all classrooms.

Our Vision:

The schools motto is “Aspire and Achieve” with the vision statement, “John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence.”

Our Values:

Respect: We respect others for who they are and value their opinions

Commitment: We are dedicated to our values, our school and our community

Academic Excellence: We relentlessly pursue academic excellence

Continuous Improvement: We never stop finding ways to stretch and grow

Student Wellbeing Leader - Ed Support Level 1 Range 4

Job type:

Full time / From 01/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Lisa Vinnicombe | 03 9359 1166

Student Wellbeing Leader - Ed Support Level 1 Range 4