Student Wellbeing urgently wanted: APPLY HERE


Student Wellbeing urgently wanted: APPLY HERE

Job posted:

Applications close:
11/06/2019 (Midnight)

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location Profile

We exist to support the community through the provision of positive, consistent educational opportunities. Staughton College is a beacon in the western suburbs for providing a disciplined learning environment for all students enabling teachers to provide focused and engaging learning experiences.We set high expectations on effort, perseverance and achievement. Motto; Try Persevere Achieve.

Staughton College is located in Melton South and has over 1000 students enrolled from years 7 to 12. We are located in a growth corridor.
The College has excellent facilities, well maintained buildings and established well treed grounds. Facilities include a performance auditorium and 60 seat restaurant and a new TTC facility delivering VET Building and Construction.
Pathways for bright and talented students at the College are enhanced by the DET approved SEAL stream (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) at 5 levels. The College also provides a range of VCE subjects, VET subjects and a VCAL pathway. The College has successful established programs in Science, Instrumental music, sport, debating and public speaking.
The College has a strong commitment to providing the best education and maintaining our image in the local community. We set expectations for students staff and parents as enshrined in our motto Try Persevere Achieve.

Selection Criteria


KSC1 Capacity to work co-operatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents

KSC2 Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills

KSC3 Demonstrated ability to develop, implement & evaluate programs that directly support individual student wellbeing, engage students in learning and enhance school life.

KSC4 Substantial experience in the development and implementation of strategies that foster resilience in children and address their social, emotional and educational needs.

KSC5 Evidence of the ability to produce clear, comprehensive notes and reports for individual case work enabling cross team access for consultation, decision making and action plans.


This role encompasses aspects of welfare, mental health and current teenage issues in a multicultural school environment. It will have a focus on ensuring that the school meets their obligations under the Out of Home care Education Commitment: A Partnering Agreement. The provision of support and counselling, including crisis management, at both an individual and group level is a key component of this role. Development and encouragement of supportive relationships with students, the school community and outside agencies. A clear understanding of the issues of privacy, confidentiality, and the schools position in terms of mandated responsibilities is expected to form the basis of counselling and support at all times. The role forms an integral part of a dynamic student wellbeing team enabling a group support approach for students from Year 7-12.



The primary work of the College is directed towards the education of its students. Their wellbeing needs require support and assistance to more effectively meet their educational needs.

Act in accordance with guidelines, processes and policies whilst maintaining confidentiality and privacy at all times.
Provide support services for students on an individual basis, including liaison with parents regarding wellbeing and academic progress concerns.
Respond to crisis situations as they arise, implementing timely and appropriate support for students, families and staff.
Facilitate and support, mental health and all general youth counselling including referral to outside agencies as required.
Provide staff with ongoing feedback and personal support to strengthen relationships between student support services and teaching practices.
Develop effective referral and communication processes including maintaining accurate case notes and records of all counselling and interview sessions.
Act as a resource person for students, families and staff.
Develop, implement & evaluate wellbeing programs & events which address wellbeing key issues.
This role has student but no staff supervisory responsibilities.
Administration Out-of-home Care
Other duties may be assigned by the Principal and / or Business Manager.

Who May Apply

Individuals with relevant qualifications and extensive experience in welfare and counselling to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

Current valid Working with Childrens Check

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

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

Other Information

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a board 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.

The position is 1.0 EFT spread across 5 days. Actual start and finish times will be negotiable with the successful applicant.

Applicants should adhere to standard procedures for the submission of written applications. Applicants may prepare their applications in any form desired, but the following recommendations are provided to assist all candidates:
1. Responses to criteria MUST be no longer than 10 pages using a font no smaller than size 12.
2. Applications should include a CV containing at least your address and contact numbers (business and private), classification, current position, evidence of qualifications and WWCC number
3. Applications should address all five of the Key Selection Criteria.
4. Applicants may nominate up to three (3) referees. Nominated referees should be individuals who can make relevant comments regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Program Benefits

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