Mental Health and Well Being Leader Ilim College


About Ilim College

Since 1995, Ilim College has prided itself on fostering an environment for students to explore their potential for excellence and achievement while incorporating the tenets of Islam into their everyday learning experiences.

With over 2,500 students across five campuses, the continued success of the College can be attributed to a highly dedicated team of principals, teachers, and staff, as well as the continued strong support of our most important partners, our parents, and the local community.


The Role:

We are seeking a Mental Health and Well Being Leader for our Doveton Primary Campus. This is a part-time fixed term position, working Monday & Tuesday,  commencing – 10/07/2023

The Department has expanded the Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS) Program (Program) in recognition of the important role schools play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Program will be implemented across Victoria to provide funding for every government and low-fee non-government primary school to employ a mental health and wellbeing leader (MHWL), with funding allocation based on school campus enrolments. MHWLs are employed as classroom teachers and work across the school to implement a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing for students, staff, and families based on a broad knowledge of the needs of the school community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing to students, staff and families
  • Supporting teachers and school staff to expand their capacity to embed evidence- based menial health strategies, interventions and programs and build mental health literacy to identify and support primary school students with mental health concerns.
  • Collaborating with school staff to inform, influence and provide input into teaching and learning relating to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Providing support to school’s staff and classroom teachers to build their capabilities to embed mental health into the classroom.
  • Working with school leadership and wellbeing teams to embed whole school approaches to mental health into school planning and strategic processes.
  • Coordinating clear referral pathways internally (within school) and externally (to community services) for students identified as requiring further assessment and intervention.
  • Proactively working with and supporting school wellbeing and leadership teams, teachers, parents/carers and other external agencies to coordinate targeted mental health support for primary school students. 
  • Contributing to the school’s existing wellbeing team.

Key benefits of working at Ilim College include:

  • Competitive salaries plus 11% superannuation
  • Active Staff Association
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Values driven culture

All successful candidates will be expected to work in and support the Islamic ethos of the school.

Ilim College is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the Schools website