Student Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Leader Kambrya College

JOB DESCRIPTION

Kambrya College is a co-educational Government secondary school in Berwick, Victoria. Located within the City of Casey, one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We will have a student population of over 1900 students in 2023 and are in the need of staff to continue delivering programs for successful outcomes for our students. We are a school with a staff culture of both high expectations and collective efficacy, together with a strong focus on student health, engagement, and wellbeing.  A full description of Kambrya College and this job opportunity can be found on the Education Department’s Recruitment Online website – Job ID # 1314485 

Role

The position will require:

  • the capacity to work collaboratively with the Principal and Middle Leadership team to maintain and further improve wellbeing structures, systems and processes.
  • a proven ability for strategic planning and data driven program design and evaluation
  • a thorough understanding of DET Policies and the capacity to create a team culture of high accountability to policy and protocol
  • a steadfast commitment to thorough documentation and record keeping, and an understanding of legislative requirements regarding privacy of health information.
  • commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.
  • coordination of the Student Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Team and auxiliary providers
  • highly effective critical incident management skills
  • collaborative leadership of the Respectful Relationships Program, School Wide Positive Behaviour Program, and any other future health/wellbeing/engagement programs, with evaluation and measurable outcomes.
  • a high degree of networking with DET regional support staff
  • an understanding of inclusive education principles and the ability to manage complex cases, and a comprehensive understanding of health and wellbeing programs, services and best practices
  • the ability to seek out and link the College with a broad range of community services
  • the ability to make informed and logical decisions on complex intervention strategies that may have significant consequences for students and their families.
  • understanding of common approaches, policies, programs and research relating to student wellbeing, including the use of restorative practice to resolve conflict and restore relationships.
  • any other duties, as directed by the Principal or delegate.

Responsibilities

As a member of the leadership team lead, develop, and/or implement key policy initiatives/improvement strategies in health and wellbeing in a school or group of schools:

  • Specialist in an area of health & wellbeing and relied on for expertise in their profession.
  • Undertakes advanced interventions in dealing with particularly complex cases that may require cross profession or agency collaboration.
  • Makes decisions on complex intervention strategies that may have significant consequences for students and their families.
  • Contributes to the development of knowledge and innovation in health and wellbeing
  • Provides leadership, training, and development for others in the adaptation and application of professional concepts which relate to health and wellbeing
  • Management of the delivery and quality of professional student support services involving multi-disciplinary functions e.g. therapist, psychological and social work services.   

Selection Criteria

The following Key Selection Criteria must be answered in your application:

KSC 1 – Demonstrated capacity to build, manage and lead a highly effective team to procure and deliver professional health and wellbeing support services for students, families and staff.

KSC 2 – Proven ability to apply an evidence and data driven approach to promoting and delivering preventative and intervention programs that improve student health, wellbeing and engagement.

KSC 3 – Demonstrated capacity to effectively oversee and manage critical wellbeing incidents, and a proven ability to manage particularly complex cases that may require cross-profession or agency collaboration.

KSC 4 – Proven knowledge of, and adherence to, DET policies and guidelines regarding student health, engagement and wellbeing, and the ability to lead the development of policy and operational practices that guide the work of others (including teachers).

KSC 5 – Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community.

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

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

 

For further information please contact Gayle Sparks on 03 9707 7607

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Kambrya College

Job Salary

$100,000 - $127,551