Wellbeing Services Coordinator

  • Full Time

Website Studio Schools of Australia

About this Job

Studio Schools of Australia (SSA) was established in 2019 to bring about a “system” level change in secondary education for Indigenous students in remote communities across northern Australia. This “system level” reform is based on well-established evidence of what works for Indigenous students, their families and communities, in a scalable, proven work-related model of education introduced at the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia, in 2010.

SSA’s mission is to enable Indigenous students to lead their own advancement and to take a valuable and meaningful place in their own communities and within Australia.

SSA is committed to being a child safe environment, and we actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students. All staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment.

Overview

The Wellbeing Services Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring the development of student health and wellbeing. This involves working closely with Residential Mentors, Teachers, parents/carers and community members to ensure that all students are provided with appropriate opportunities to develop their full potential.

The Wellbeing Services Coordinator reports to the Principal and works closely with them to maintain high levels of pastoral care, strong community relationships, and a positive school environment characterised by high-expectation relationships. A key component of this role is the upskilling of the staff team to support the ongoing development of all students at the school.

This role requires the person to live onsite at the school, which is 60 minutes from Fitzroy Crossing. Free accommodation and meals are included.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Liaising with external organisations to support the well-being needs of individual students and cohorts of students
  • Supporting the development and implementation of individual care plans for each student, in collaboration with the Principal and the wider staff team
  • Completing assessments, on site where possible, and liaising with external organisations to support further assessments where required
  • Supporting the leadership team in applications for government funding to support the needs of individual students
  • Advising the Principal on high level or challenging student matters in a timely manner
  • Providing professional development opportunities for the staff team to help upskill new and ongoing staff at the school
  • Developing and nurturing strong community links and trusting relationships with families through regular phone calls, home visits, community events, the reporting system and other opportunities, with support from the wider staff team
  • Maintaining accurate records of assessments, interventions, conversations and programs
  • Other duties as reasonably requested by the Principal

Skills and Capabilities 

The Wellbeing Services Coordinator will be required to hold relevant qualifications, and will, in addition, be responsible for the exercise of significant and independent professional judgement.

  • A strong interest in aboriginal culture, traditions and issues
  • A strong commitment to developing teenagers and young people so they can flourish, and experience individual excellence
  • Proven ability to work with complexity and sometimes competing demands, in a dynamic and busy workplace
  • Demonstrated excellence in forming and maintaining positive, high-quality and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and community members
  • High level organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent and efficient communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence in all aspects of school operations, including working with and responding to data
  • Proven knowledge of developments and trends in wellbeing research
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Ability to be resilient when working with staff, students and community members
  • Capacity to utilise personal strategies for maintaining wellbeing
  • Willingness to use technology to support systems, communication and innovation

Desirable

  • Qualifications in Adolescent Psychology or Occupational Therapy

Employment

Due to Australian immigration regulations, applicants must have Australian work rights.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applicants will be required to provide a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Check. All appointments at Studio Schools of Australia are subject to child protection legislation and pre-employment screening.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.