Student Wellbeing Support Officer (Time Fraction Negotiable) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 28/09/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 02/10/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1367333

Reference: 1367333

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC 1. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff. 

SC 2. Demonstrated the ability to engage in evidence based short-term counselling intervention(s). 

SC 3. Demonstrated ability to provide appropriate recommendations to staff and families to support the needs of individual students (e.g., behaviour management, student learning and social and emotional interventions). 

SC 4. Demonstrated understanding of mandatory reporting guidelines and working with young people disclosing risk. 

SC 5. Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records/case notes. Ability to perform basic administrative tasks i.e., scheduling meetings, communicating with external agencies. 



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.


  • Administrative duties that support the daily operations of the Wellbeing department
    1. Daily operation of the chill out space
    2. Maintaining wellbeing records
    3. Supporting external agencies and service providers
    4. Supporting appointment documentation
  • Recording and collation of wellbeing data
  • Conducting triage counselling appointments 
  • Providing administrative support to the Wellbeing Coordinators including arranging parent meetings, facilitating parent contact, triaging parent/student concerns
  • Assist with relevant student support group meetings for at risk students
  • Assist with the development of student IEPs and relevant support plans
  • Support and management of Tier 1 cases
  • Work collaboratively with educators, external agencies and school support staff


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

DE 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

This position has negotiable hours working five days per week/flexible.

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

Location Profile

McClelland College is a 7-12 college with a current enrolment of 1000 plus students. The college is well recognised as a leader in the implementation of personalised learning through what we call an “Education by Design” approach. We really believe in living our values of Community, Ownership and Growth.

Our decision making is all put through the lens of what is in the students’ best interests. It's the innovative approach to teaching that sets our school apart and the passion and moral purpose of our staff that drives us to do everything we can to help each and every student. We pride ourselves on delivering education that builds professional and vocational capabilities by building on students' individual strengths.

At McClelland we support students in the exploration and development of their individual passions and talents. Key sets of relevant life-long learning skills taught throughout the McClelland Academy Program (MAP) will enable our students to be skilled in IT development, Science, Media, Business, Performing Arts and Sport. 

The Elite Performance Program (and EP+) is a select entry program aimed at extending junior year students. We design our curriculum so these students are spending more time using higher-order thinking skills and developing leadership capacity. This enables students to further increase their personal learning and continue to maintain learning above the expected level for their year group. If you are teaching a student in Year 7, for example, that you believe is capable of enrolling in a VCE unit, we want to know about it. This is Education by Design in action. 

McClelland is also well-connected through collaboration and active partnerships with external organisations. To support the quality, reach and impact of our education, we constantly seek to improve teaching and learning outcomes through engagement with business and industry links.

The school has 100+ full time equivalent staff, comprising 6.6 principals, 66 teachers and 33 Education Support staff and we continue our commitment to ongoing improvement for the benefit of our students. 

College Values

McClelland’s College Values were derived from what students, teachers and parents thought underpinned success in life. We believe that Community and Ownership build together to support Growth.


Student Wellbeing Support Officer (Time Fraction Negotiable) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Full time / From 02/10/2023

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Melinda Dunston | 97894544

Student Wellbeing Support Officer (Time Fraction Negotiable) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)