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Student Wellbeing Yr 7-12

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1317723

Reference: 1317723

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC1 Highly developed short-term intervention skills and experience in providing support to adolescents presenting with a range of issues who may be self-referred, teacher or parent referred.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of programs that foster resilience in young people and address their social, emotional, and educational needs.

SC3 Knowledge of case management and student support strategies, with a demonstrated capacity to deliver comprehensive wellbeing service to students and families in an educational.

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

SC5 Demonstrated ability to actively promote the Safety and Wellbeing of all Students in line with the ChildSafe Standards.

SC6 Demonstrated ability to implement small group activities for selected students.

 

Role

 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 employees 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

  • Work with the college’s Student Wellbeing team to develop a shared view of highly effective practice in relation to developing and maintaining student wellbeing,
  • Participate in the implementation of whole-school Student Wellbeing strategies,
  • Support the inclusion of wellbeing related strategies within the School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan,
  • Collaborate with school staff, the wellbeing team and support agencies to develop and initiate a range of programs that foster resilience, enhanced social, emotional and educational skills, and building of strong positive working relationships,
  • Promote awareness, understanding and skills in the area of student wellbeing, 
  • Coordinate practical support, including books and uniforms, provided by the college to families as required, and 
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the Principal or Assistant Principals.

 

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

The Selection Panel reserves the right to contact referees other than those that you may have listed in your application.

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

Lara Secondary College will be in its twentieth year of operation in 2023. We have built the school with a clear vision for continuous improvement with the student at the centre of all that we do. Our vision and direction is guided by our values of EXCELLENCE, TEAMWORK, COMMITMENT AND RESPECT which is centred on our College Motto –Realise Your Potential. 

Our agreed purpose is to ensure that all students are successful in reaching their potential in the shared knowledge that all students can learn. The College offers a rich and broad curriculum across all year levels. Students in Years 7/8 work in “pods” of two classes enabling high levels of monitoring, learning and differentiation with two core teachers to ensure that strong relationships are built as student’s transition to the secondary setting. We also have a broad range of elective based subjects at Years 10, and we offer many opportunities for students to select their VCE/VET or VCAL subjects according to their academic passions. 

Lara Secondary College is committed to work as a Professional Learning Community (Defour and Defour) and we are committed to working collaboratively to establish a guaranteed and viable Curriculum as well as closely monitoring student learning and ensuring that a structured process of intervention is in place to ensure that “all students learn”.

At Lara Secondary College every student is supported to be their best and learn to their full potential in an environment where teachers are passionate about their work and their students.

The College has a strong focus on delivering high quality teacher practice via the implementation of a Common Instructional Model, which focuses on the 9 High Yield Teaching Strategies outlined in Dr. Jane Pollock's book “Classroom Instruction that Works” (Marzano, Pickering & Pollock). 

School Wide Positive Behaviours is our framework for the ongoing support and development of student wellbeing. These priorities are embedded in our practice and enable the school to be clearly focused on the work that is critical to student success. We know that relationships between students and teachers have a large impact on student learning and our work. We understand that students learn best when they relate well to their teachers, when they feel safe and secure. 

Our intensive pastoral care curriculum across Years 7 - 12 includes a structured program to support the development of academic success, individual self-esteem, learning confidence, resilience and persistence, as well as the essential ability to relate positively to others. We pride ourselves on strong and positive relationships between staff and students and work with passion and enthusiasm to ensure that every student gains the maximum benefit from their secondary education at Lara Secondary College. 

Lara Secondary College has a very strong focus on the five main areas listed below: 

Common Instructional Teaching Model 

All teachers at the College deliver their lessons in an agreed Common Instructional Model based on the implementation of 9 evidence based High Yield Teaching strategies. Such teaching strategies are implemented in order to gain high level achievement growth for all students across Years 7 – 12. Teaching staff regularly collaborate to ensure high quality teaching strategies are implemented across every class within the College. 

Student Engagement Policy 

The College implements very clear guidelines in relation to student management and health and wellbeing. Such clear and concise documentation enables all people involved with our College to develop a real sense of pride and belonging to the College. Respect of oneself and each other is a strong focus of the College. 

School Improvement Policy 

We believe that all students learn at different rates. It is for this reason that all students from Year 7 – 10 have the opportunity to improve their first result on a Common Assessment Task, if they believe with an extra week of study and more effort, they will fully understand the topic being studied and therefore obtain a better grade. We provide opportunities for all students to understand that the amount of effort they place into their studies will ultimately determine their level of academic success ‘Attitude not Aptitude, will determine your Altitude’ 

Academic Scholarships at Year 7 and Year 10 

The College offers Academic Scholarships at Year 7 and Year 10 to the value of $500 each year for 3 years duration. The Academic Scholarships help support those students who are academically talented and ensure they are financially supported in reaching their high academic potential throughout their years in secondary school. Such students are also able to access our Year 7 – 9 Enrichment Classes where they will undertake more challenging curriculum work, amongst students of similar abilities. 

Extra – Curricula Programs 

The College offers a wide range of Extra –Curricula Programs including Performing Arts Evenings, Senior and Junior Music Evenings, Inter School Sports, Youth Parliament, Homework Club, SRC Leadership Involvement, School for Student Leadership Program, Year 9 Connections Program, International Exchange Programs, Upstart Business Ideas Program and many more. 

Student Wellbeing Yr 7-12

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Luke Skewes | 0474 812 645

Student Wellbeing Yr 7-12