Wellbeing Support Officer – Wallaroo Mines Primary School Uniting Country SA

JOB DESCRIPTION

The gateway to a new beginning. 

About Us

We are one of the largest and progressive not-for-profit regional community services providers in South Australia.  Established over 100 years ago, we are headquartered in Port Pirie with over 320 talented, qualified employees and over 170 dedicated volunteers.

Our positive, hands-on involvement in regional communities is rewarding and enriching, both for staff and for the people we work with.

Every day we celebrate diversity, thrive on inclusion and demand equity.  We provide a collaborative, supportive and flexible working environment while constantly advocating for change to make things even better!

About You

We are always on the lookout for people who share our values and passion to join our team. We can offer you the chance to thrive in a career that makes a difference in people’s lives.

If you are kind, compassionate, believe in a society that is fair and justice for all the community, then we want you!

Why Join Us

You will have:

  • Flexible working arrangements and salary packaging benefits.
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members.
  • A seat at the table where grassroots changes/improvements are made to tackle social justice issues.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing initiatives.
  • A career pathway with a comprehensive induction, as well as continuous training.
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities.

We recognise that diversity in our workforce enables us to better support our clients’ aspirations and goals.  So, if you are a person living with a disability, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, part of the LGBTIQA+ community, from a culturally diverse group, have lived experience or are unique in any other way, we would love to hear from you.

Did you know, we are a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, and in 2021 we were ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Australia?

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant. 

We are the difference

Uniting Country SA – Caring for Country People

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Position Location: Wallaroo Mines Primary School

Position Status: Part Time FTE 0.20 
Contract to 15th December 2023. Employment is during school terms only.

Closing Date for Applications: 29th August 2023

The National Student Wellbeing Program aims to support the emotional wellbeing of students through the provision of pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community.

As the Wellbeing Support Officer, you will work as part of the school team to support and guide students to foster resilience and wellbeing. You will support the Student Counsellor or Wellbeing Officer in developing and delivering supports that best meet the students and school community needs.

This may include:

  • Providing individual support and advocacy to disengaged and/or disadvantaged students.
  • Supporting teaching staff in the delivery of student focused support sessions i.e. group work, individual student mentoring and behavioural management.

Please view the Position Description for further information on the duties and responsibilities of the role. 

You will:

  • Build positive, empowering relationships with students who are at risk of disengaging.
  • Increase student’s social and communication skills to encourage them to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Develop activities or strategies that empower students and assist them in developing interests, skills, and an improved sense of achievement.

It is essential for you to have: 

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Certificate lV (or above) in Youth Work or Pastoral Care or an equivalent qualification which must include competencies in ‘mental health’ and ‘making appropriate referrals’.
  • Relevant experience, in youth work, referral and advocacy working with vulnerable children.
  • Current DHS Working with Children Check.
  • Current DECD Responding to Risk of Harm, Abuse and Neglect Certificate.

You may also need to be available for some out of hours work and travel between Uniting Country SA sites or interstate as required.

Our process requires you to provide a Resume, Cover Letter and a statement addressing the Duties and Responsibilities contained within the Position Description.  You will need to put this information in three (3) separate documents and upload each document.  

Refer to the Uniting Country SA Guide to Applying for more information.

All offers of employment are subject to the screening and assessment requirements of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and any other legislation that interacts with it.

Please contact Kirsty Tully on 0466 604 094 for any questions concerning this position.

Please contact Laiken Bell, People and Culture Officer on 0466 503 880 for enquiries regarding the application process.