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Wellbeing Coordinator

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284393

Reference: 1284393

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC 1 Experience in the coordination and delivery of positive, proactive, and preventative programs or groups to promote positive health and wellbeing.

SC 2 Experience in the delivery of professional therapeutic interventions for students in response to an identified need.

SC 3 Demonstrated ability to provide professional leadership, collaboration with, and guidance for a team of wellbeing professionals.

SC 4 Demonstrated understanding of common approaches, policies, and research relating to student mental health, wellbeing, and engagement.

SC 5 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.

 

Local Criterion

Northern Bay College is committed to providing every student with a purposeful and aspirational educational program. As a College we truly value each student and believe that each student has high a potential to achieve, regardless of personal or external factors. We seek a candidate with demonstrated capacity and passion to provide proactive, positive, and evidence-based interventions with children and young people, with the intention to empower individuals to succeed.

 

Role

Student Wellbeing Coordinator (Prep – Year 8)

The Student Wellbeing Coordinator will work under the direction of the College Wellbeing Leader, as well as work collaboratively with the College and Campus Leadership Team to support improvement in student wellbeing and engagement across the College.

 The core work of the Student Wellbeing Coordinator is to:

- lead proactive and preventative campus work relating to student wellbeing with the intention of building staff capacity to meet the wellbeing needs of students through professional development, modelling, promoting and consultation;

- lead the development and implementation of early intervention strategies and raise mental health and wellbeing awareness at each campus;

- ensure appropriate, consistent and timely professional level wellbeing support is provided to students where mental health and wellbeing concerns arise;

- provide leadership, support and guidance to the Inclusion Worker(s) & Chaplain

 Student Wellbeing Coordinators will provide a comprehensive and integrated framework to coordinate the campus and college response to the wellbeing and engagement needs of students and their families. Campus Wellbeing Coordinators are required to refer to and use DET and NBC policies and current College frameworks.

 The Student Wellbeing Coordinator is employed by Northern Bay College, rather than any particular campus, and may be required to move campuses as necessary on request by the College Wellbeing Leader and / or College Principal. 

Responsibilities

Duties involve, but are not limited to:

  • Implement proactive and preventative wellbeing-based programs and groups for students.
  • Implement professional level therapeutic interventions and programs for specific students.
  • Build staff capacity to support students with health, wellbeing or complex needs.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, support, and advice to the campus wellbeing team.
  • Work with and refer students to DET support services and external agencies.
  • Respond to critical incidents as required (supported by the College Wellbeing Team)
  • Following mandatory reporting guidelines and support staff with reporting
  • Attend regular professional development to maintain current and high level understanding of relevant topics.
  • Maintain professional documentation.
  • Maintain Campus Wellbeing Data records.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and /or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

Qualifications:

Professional qualifications in the areas of Social Work, Psychology, Youth Work or relevant allied health field are preferred for this 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

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

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

Northern Bay College Profile

 Northern Bay P-12 College is a unique multi-campus school located in the Northern Suburbs of Geelong.  It is made up of four Prep – Year 8 campuses. The fifth campus provided education for Years 9 through 12 and the campus also has our Family Learning Centre providing 0-5 services and the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre (GITTC) on site.

The College moved to a three sub-school structure in 2020 to further develop the ‘One School – One Team’ ethos; which emphasises the core business of Student Learning as a focus underpinned by a strong consistent well-being framework. Across the college, staff work in teams focussed around four Professional Learning Communities; Year P-2, Year 3-6 and Year 6-9 & Year 10-12.   These teams meet regularly in Campus based groups and also as college wide groups to implement data informed strategies to support continued improvement of learning outcomes for all students.

Organisationally 2022 sees the three sub schools continue and each led by a College Assistant Principal. In 2022 these sub-schools will be – Hendy P-8 Campus and Peacock P-8 Campus Sub School; Wexford P-8 Campus and Tallis P-8 Campus Sub School; Goldsworthy Year 9-12 Sub School. Additionally the College Assistant Principal – Student Enrichment Programs will lead a portfolio that includes oversight of programs that connect students with external agencies and further educational opportunities as well as providing executive leadership to College facilities including the Family Learning Centre and the GITTC

Our vision is to instil community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning by:

  • Constructing curriculum, pedagogy and teacher professionalism to achieve above expected outcomes for all students at each stage of learning
  • Developing students who are highly employable with values of resilience, optimism, self-respect and who strive for personal best
  • Developing young people who are engaged, motivated and challenged to fulfil their potential
  • Maximising educational opportunities and creating purposeful and diverse pathways for all students
  • Developing partnerships with other schools, community organisations and business

The College embraces inclusion and diversity having a large cohort of  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (cald) students (CALD) and a significant indigenous population. The College supports the needs of these students through a structured EAL (English as an Additional Language) and the Marrung Strategy. There is a strong Disabilities and Impairments response on all campuses.

Northern Bay College is characterised by its recently revised values inspired by student voice:

Growth

We value: Having high expectations of ourselves and others sharing a commitment to celebrate our individual and community achievements and progress. Taking learning risks and by having a ‘growth mindset’, to give feedback and learn from mistakes.  Giving opportunities to grow as students, staff and families and providing the support to attain positive outcomes

Collaboration

We value: Working positively with others in all aspects of our learning and behaviours. Sharing ideas and resources to create a positive, caring and inclusive working and learning environment.  A team approach to achieving real improvement in all aspects of our college, with peers, professionals and parents working together in shared engagement and mutual commitment

Persistence

We value: Setting goals and working hard to achieve them in each activity we undertake. Our challenges being met with a positive attitude to improve our learning skills and understandings, to achieve success.

The support that we as learners, teachers, carers and the community can give to achieve our goals and meet our expectations , both short and long term

Kindness

We value: Showing respect to others' opinions, beliefs and values because we do not discriminate, we celebrate and care for each other. Supporting each other through our positive and sincere words and actions.  School Wide Positive Behaviours and strive to be positive role models in our interactions with all members of the college community. Our inclusive culture that celebrates our differences through mutual respect and consideration

In Summary

We want a college where learning is visible and where students feel safe, respected by staff, believed in by staff, listened to by staff and taught by knowledgeable, capable and enthusiastic teachers.

Wellbeing Coordinator

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Nathan Brock | 03 5251 5248

Wellbeing Coordinator