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Wellbeing and Engagement Leader

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Echuca

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284649

Reference: 1284649

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Echuca

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated understanding of common approaches, policies, programs and research relating to student wellbeing, including the use of restorative practice to resolve conflict and restore relationships.

2.  Demonstrated experience in leading the delivery of student and family wellbeing services and programs in a real setting and preferable expernience  working in schools in teh student wellbeing area.

3.  Highly developed organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and network with a wide range of people in the education sector and the wider community.

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

5.  Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

Attendance may be required on the school holidays.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Support the work of the College Wellbeing Team.
  • Provide leadership and professional learning to others.
  • Develop and implement evidence based resilience/wellbeing programs.
  • Collaborate and consult with Wellbeing Leading teachers and House Leaders about social/emotional program development.
  • Advocate and connect Independant students to external agencies.
  • Engage with community organisations to bring professional development to build staff capacity in addressing wellbeing needs at the college.
  • Contribution to whole school wellbeing promotion days.
  • Develop Student Wellbeing resouce packages including writing wellbeing articles for the College newsletter.
  • Provide first aid to off campus activities; swimming sports and athletics carnival.
  • Document case notes within DET guidelines.

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

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

Echuca College is a secondary school with 820 students located on the border with NSW on the Murray River, combining the urban sophistication of a small city with the charm of Red Gum forests, rural industry and a thriving tourist precinct. The motto ‘Diversity Our Strength’ is a reflection of the comprehensive and innovative curriculum provided to all students. While the majority of students come from the immediate rural cities of Echuca-Moama, approximately 30% travel along more than twenty bus routes, some travelling an hour each way to access the education provided. Students attending the College are drawn from ten urban and rural feeder primary schools from both Victoria and New South Wales.

At Echuca College we get to know our students as individuals so that we can focus on their development as resilient and responsible young adults, destined for success in a constantly evolving world.  Our College is focused on the preparation of our students for the future.

The friendly and supportive learning environment at Echuca College is underpinned by clear expectations, a strong code of conduct and a sense of PRIDE.  Our College’s Student Representative Council developed a new vision for the College around five key concepts that the students wanted all members of the College community to exhibit in their learning and interactions; Progressive, Respectful, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.  This work resulted in the introduction of the House system, supporting greater connectedness of the students and staff to the College and its mission.    

The framework for our positive environment is strengthened by House Leaders who work in specific House communities and are supported by a team of experienced teachers and student leaders. As a result, a positive and responsible approach to education fosters exemplary values of compassion, tolerance and respect for self and others.

The high standard of education delivered in all areas of the College is tribute to the dedication, intellect and empathy of our teaching and support staff- all whom take collective pride and inspiration from our students. Our Teaching and Learning is enhanced by Leading Teachers and Learning Specialists specifically assigned to Curriculum, Wellbeing, Pedagogy and Engagement.

Echuca College is large enough to provide a comprehensive curriculum and a range of programs and resources second to none in this area to meet the most fastidious of students. Echuca College is also small enough to achieve the closeness which allows students and staff to develop ongoing educational relationships in a friendly and supportive learning environment.  Innovative teaching programs and staff commitment to ongoing professional learning ensures that Echuca College delivers an exceptional and fulfilling educational experience for every student now, and in the future.

Our senior program offers a comprehensive range of studies within each of the major area of Arts, Business, Humanities, Languages, Health Sciences, Sciences, Technology and VCAL. The College is building a strong reputation in all these areas as evidenced by VCE results and the high proportion of students who gain full time employment or pursue tertiary education. Our successful VCAL program has provided senior students with a vocational element within their VCE studies and through their studies students have developed strong links with the local community.

Currently as part of the VETis program, we are offering a variety of VET Certificate Courses and we are involved in the School Based Apprenticeship Scheme. The College is also a member of the Beacon Foundation, a program that has assisted our students in pathways planning and development in the Echuca area for over 20 years.

Our facilities support a progressive curriculum and with the College being set on 12 hectares it provides plenty of room to move. In addition to sports fields and a picturesque piazza, our students enjoy a Performing Arts Centre, refurnished double basketball court stadium with squash courts and small gym, Café Learning centre, commercial kitchen, science centre and transitional neighbourhoods for years 7 and Year 12 Senior Learning. Echuca College also has a ‘state of the art’ hockey field that includes 12 tennis courts. Semester 2 will see the opening of the Echuca College STEM facility. With all this Echuca College is setting the standard for others to follow in the 21st Century.

Wellbeing and Engagement Leader

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Jessica Sargeant | 03 54821 133

Wellbeing and Engagement Leader