Wellbeing Officer MidCoast Council


Are you looking for the right career and lifestyle move? Do you want to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of your co-workers? Here’s your opportunity to kick a career goal while you enjoy an incredible lifestyle on the beautiful Barrington Coast. 

The role

As our new Wellbeing Officer, you will work with a team of safety specialists to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of our staff, collaborating with teams from across the organisation to develop and implement programs, initiatives, and resources that foster wellbeing and resilience.

  • Assessment and Support: Conduct wellbeing assessments, identify areas of concern, and develop response programs.
  • Program Development: Design and deliver wellbeing programs, workshops, and events.
  • Mental Health Advocacy: Promote mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and connect individuals with appropriate resources.
  • Return to Work: Assist workers back into the workplace by supporting appropriate work placements aligned to worker capabilities.
  • Workers Compensation: Liaise with Workers Compensation and Return to Work staff and Council’s insurer to manage and progress claims.
  • Health Promotion: Encourage healthy lifestyle choices through education and awareness campaigns.
  • Crisis Intervention: Respond to critical incidents and provide immediate support.
  • Collaboration: Build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including HR, management, and other relevant departments.
  • Data Collection: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human or Health Services, or Work Health & Safety, coupled with demonstrated experience working in a related field.
  • Experience in wellbeing, mental health, or related roles.
  • Experience in return to work coordination advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy, compassion, confidentiality and a non-judgmental approach.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and best practices.

What we offer?

  • Above Award Parental Leave provisions
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • A fully maintained leaseback vehicle
  • Work in a modern office that provides a variety of work settings supported by the right technology
  • Flexible work options, including a hybrid model of working from home and the office
  • Ongoing personal and professional development programs
  • Study assistance and study leave
  • Journey to work cover

Salary: Base salary $80,600 p.a. plus superannuation. (commencing salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate depending on qualifications, skills and experience)

Location: This position will be based at our Administration Centre in Yalawanyi Ganya at 2 Biripi Way, Taree. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites across the MidCoast Council region.

Tenure: Permanent, Full Time.

Closing date: Wednesday 17 January 2024 at 11.30 pm.

Want to know more?

For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Scott Webster, Workplace Safety and Welfare Coordinator, who is the hiring manager for this role. Scott can be reached on (02) 7955 7678 or at [email protected].

For enquiries regarding the application process contact Margot Broadfoot, Talent Acquisition Officer who is the HR representative for this role. Margot can be reached on (02) 7955 7334 or at [email protected].

How to apply:

  • When responding to the questions below, please include detailed and relevant examples of your skills and experience. Using the STAR method can help you prepare clear and concise responses using real-life examples. 
  • Please avoid using AI to generate responses to answer the questions in your application.
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  • We will be in touch via email.

Our organisation

At MidCoast Council our people are our most important resource and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do. We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.

Right now, we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our people. Our Administration Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration. The building has been named ‘Yalawanyi Ganya’ which means “sitting/meeting place” in the Gathang language of the indigenous people across the MidCoast Region.

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value.

Our commitment

At MidCoast Council we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. If you have a disability and need to request any adjustments to assist with the application process, or to discuss workplace adjustments you may require, please contact the HR representative.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.

We’re a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

We respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.