Wellbeing Worker Berry Street


  • Shepparton location, Yorta Yorta country
  • Full time ongoing position starting Term1, 2024
  • Base salary $79K-$85k pa + Super & Salary Packaging

“I feel supported at school. I can complete my work knowing my teachers want me to succeed and be myself.” – Bella Year 12 Student

Be part of something special by joining our Berry Street School’s team.

About the Berry Street School

The Berry Street School is a specialist independent secondary school with four campuses located in Ballarat, Morwell, Narre Warren and Shepparton. We offer an adaptation of the Victorian Curriculum for years 7–10, and the Victorian Certificate of Education Vocational Major (VCE VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) for years 11–12.

The Berry Street School’s vision is to create and sustain a safe and inclusive learning community where our students have access to high-quality education so they can thrive, achieve and belong.

Our School exists to provide high-quality education to young people with a history of adverse childhood experiences who are at risk of disengaging from their education. Our students may have significant gaps in academic achievement and have found it difficult to learn in a group setting, presenting with complex behaviours in school settings.

The Opportunity

Berry Street are seeking a student wellbeing worker who values having a positive impact on Berry Street students and their communities.

You will be trained to utilise the Berry Street Education Model approach to best support our students!

Your Skills and Experience

This role will work directly with young people who have high needs and challenging behaviours and have experienced trauma, providing support to these students and providing support and advice to campus staff.

You will have an active role in promoting and maintaining the development and implementation of student wellbeing strategies that develop the social and emotional wellbeing of students.

Other responsibilities include:

·       Provide wellbeing, engagement and learning support to students as needed.

·       Provide support and advice to campus staff as needed.

·       Liaise with families/carers and external service providers. 

To be successful in the role, you will hold a bachelor qualification in Education, Social Work, Welfare, Youth Work or other relevant field. You will also hold a current Victorian Employee Working With Children Check card and be able to work creatively to engage our young people in their education.

You will have an understanding of the importance of and have the ability to work in a team environment in a classroom setting.

Berry Street

Join our team! We are one of the largest independent agencies within Australia, providing over 40,000 diverse programs to young people, children and families across Victoria each year. We pride ourselves on our ingenuity, evidence based and multi-dimensional thinking to provide the best outcomes for our young people! We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful and strive to make this happen each day!

Our benefits!

  • Above award salaries & allowances
  • A culture that values and support professional development
  • $15,900 pa (pro rata) Salary Packaging + Additional Salary Packaging for meals/accommodation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 10 weeks paid parental leave + other generous leave conditions!
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program, with access for staff’s immediate family
  • Berry Street Education Model training provided!

Apply now!

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted ASAP as we are reviewing applications as we receive them.

Queries to Dieni Powell – Assistant Principal on 0428649914

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify as LGBTIQA+. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.