Student Wellbeing Officer – Expressions of Interest Anglicare WA

JOB DESCRIPTION

THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN VACANCIES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE 2024 SCHOOL YEAR.  SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE PLACED IN A POOL AND INVITED TO BE PART OF A SELECTION PROCESS WHEN VACANCIES BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

  • Work in schools to provide confidential, non-judgmental support to students
  • Range of FTE on offer, depending on school needs
  • Opportunities available across the state
  • Work school hours and be paid during school holidays!

 

About the program

Anglicare WA’s Student Wellbeing Service works to enable primary and secondary public schools across the state to have access to a Student Wellbeing Officer who:

  • provides non-threatening, confidential and non-judgmental support to students
  • helps facilitate appropriate and timely referrals to other support programs and agencies as required
  • supports students and their wider community to develop resilience and improve social and emotional wellbeing

About the role

You will work alongside school wellbeing teams to support the growth and development of individual students, school culture and community links with Anglicare WA’s programs and services.

You will bring enthusiasm, contemporary knowledge and experience of the issues facing children and young people, and the highest standards of professional practice to the role.

A typical day may include:

  • Meaningful engagement with students through a wide range of school-based activities
  • Individual informal support for students that is strengths-based and solution focused 
  • Support for students to connect with professional staff within the school eg. school nurse, school psychologist
  • Support for young people to access and connect with community based services
  • Outreach to disengaged students and their families 
  • Provision, brokerage and/or facilitation of school wellbeing workshops or programs, including on subjects such as healthy relationships; healthy lifestyles; mindfulness; mental wellbeing; cyber safety and – for older students – independent living skills; sexual health and relationships; legal information; conflict resolution and setting boundaries
  • Contribution to the development of whole-school wellbeing strategies

Roles will vary in FTE, depending on the needs of the school.

About You

You will bring energy, enthusiasm and a desire to have impact.  You will:

  • Have a Cert IV in Youth Work, or relevant tertiary qualification that permits registration as a counsellor, teacher, social worker, psychologist, nurse or midwife
  • Have contemporary knowledge of the issues impacting children and young people
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build strong relationships with children and young people
  • Experience in providing individual support to children and young people that is strengths-based, solution-focused and trauma-informed
  • Ability to work in a team and to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to build and maintain professional networks 
  • Ability to accept, respect and work with children and young people:
    • from a broad range of backgrounds and abilities
    • from different cultures, particularly with Aboriginal & CaLD young people
    • who may identify as LGBTIQ+
    • from all belief systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate small groups 

Why join us?

At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work.  We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities.  We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better.  We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard. 

But don’t take our word for it!  Here is what our people think:

“Anglicare WA has a culture which celebrates people, the communities we work for and works in innovative ways with leadership who are connected with the work, everyone feels comfortable to be their unique selves here.”

“Anglicare WA is really great at living and breathing our values everyday across the organisation, celebrating the diversity within our workforce, doing things differently, constantly trying to break down barriers for clients and families, making new employees feel welcome, great communication!”

Remuneration and benefits

  • $80,963 per annum (pro rata for part time depending on FTE) + 11% super
  • Tax-free salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 per annum
  • School hours
  • Paid school holidays

Apply now!

To apply, please click on the apply button and follow the prompts, attaching a detailed current resume.  We need some extra details about the roles you would like to be considered for – please click on this link and complete the form to ensure you can be considered for the Expression of Interest pool.  Applicants who do not complete this form will not be considered for the pool.

NOTE – You only need to apply once!  By selecting multiple locations in the link above your application will be considered for multiple roles.

Please email any queries to [email protected].

 

Child Safe: Anglicare WA is committed to providing safe environments where children and young people feel valued, respected and are protected from abuse and harm.

Inclusive: We actively promote a working environment that values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.