Bacchus Marsh Grammar is an independent, co-educational non-denominational, Prep Reception to Year 12 School with three vibrant campuses in Melbourne’s west. The school prides itself on being an employer of choice and the professionalism, diligence and quality of its staff.
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer to join our Student Support Department. The Student Wellbeing Officer is responsible for seeing students that have been identified by relevant parties (including classroom/tutor group teachers, Heads of Year, Heads of School, student wellbeing team members) for specific issues detrimentally affecting their emotional affect, academic achievement, and social functioning at school.
The Student Wellbeing Officer’s role in face-to-face individual sessions with students is to listen to identified issues, provide appropriate advice/strategies relative to the expertise of the position, assess whether further/external assistance is required, and refer on where appropriate. Outside of individual sessions, the Student Wellbeing Officer is responsible for compiling specific and detailed case-notes, summary notes for relevant stakeholders, assist in creation of preventative programs aimed at larger student cohort (to be delivered by teaching staff and/ or Student Wellbeing Officers), assist in group sessions run by Student Wellbeing Officer’s with specific training.
This position is responsible for:
- Providing an effective support service to the school community that positively influences student developmental and learning outcomes.
- Providing consultation and expert advice on serious matters involving risk arising from mental health issues and complex issues arising within a school context, including child protection concerns.
- Respond to referrals to the Student Wellbeing Team.
This position is an ongoing role and will be required to work across both the Maddingley (Bacchus Marsh) and Woodlea (Aintree/Rockbank) Campuses as required.
Benefits of Working at Bacchus Marsh Grammar
- School Holiday arrangements in place for this position.
- Access to the Christmas shutdown/School closure of which all Employees are granted leave over this period without deducted from their annual leave entitlements. This occurs from the Friday falling before the 21st of December of each year until the Monday following New Year’s day, unless that Monday is a public holiday in which case the School will remain closed until the next working day.
- Mid-term breaks (one day each term is allocated by the School at the Principals discretion at which all Employees will be entitled to paid leave on this day).
- Salary Packaging.
- Professional development.
Key Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will have:
- Post-secondary qualifications in related discipline (e.g., Student Wellbeing, Social Work, Counselling and Human Services).
- Working with Children Check (employment card).
- National Criminal Police Check.
- Must hold membership to relevant registering bodies.
Demonstrated Experience and Skills
- Understanding and commitment to Bacchus Marsh Grammar’s philosophy and ethos of education.
- Highly developed capacity to assess, conceptualise and analyse student wellbeing issues impacting on student social emotional wellbeing and educational engagement.
- Suitable experience in the initiation, development and implementation of programs/intervention that foster resilience in young people that address their physical, social and emotional needs.
- Demonstrated broad understanding of mental health, including general understanding of early intervention, health promotion and community development approaches.
- Strong communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with a diverse range of students and staff in formal and informal contexts.
- A proven passion for improving the wellbeing and experience of students in a primary and secondary environment.
- Demonstrated strong computer skills and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
- Demonstrated organisational skills and time management skills, with the ability to work with supervision according to defined priorities, meet deadlines and take initiative as required.
- Demonstrated student/client centered approach and ability to respond to and follow up on day-to-day requests and/ or priorities as appropriate.
- Proven ability to conduct research and analyse data to inform student wellbeing strategies.
How to Apply
If this looks like the opportunity you have been looking for, please click on the Apply Now button below to commence the application process.
Addressed to Mrs Ros Pittard, Deputy Principal: Student Support your application should include a current curriculum vitae listing contact details of two professional referees, together with a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.
A copy of the position description for this opportunity can be obtained from our website www.bmg.vic.edu.au.
Applications close 9:00 am, Tuesday 12 September 2023.
All children and young people who come to Bacchus Marsh Grammar have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment. The school regards its child safe responsibilities with the utmost importance. Further information is available on the school’s website.