Wellbeing Coordinator

St Luke's Catholic College (Secondary) - Marsden Park (see more jobs from this school)



Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 23 September 2020

A full time permanent position to commence in October, 2020. Appointed to 3 pt Coordinator Counsellor Level.

<p dir="ltr"><strong>The School&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Having commenced in 2017, St Luke’s at Marsden Park is a next generation learning community within the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP). As a ‘next generation Catholic Learning Community’ we are designing and establishing the ‘new normal’ for preschool to post school learning in an environment characterised by a flexible, stage based curriculum which nurtures and grows faith-filled, curious children to become creative contributors and innovative problem solvers for a changing world. In 2021, we will enrol over 1200 students from Kindergarten to Year 10 in addition to the 59 place long day centre which commenced in February, 2018.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The Intent</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">St Luke’s Catholic College is seeking a dynamic and passionate professional for the position of Wellbeing Coordinator to commence in October, 2020. The role requires an experienced, qualified and expert professional to collaboratively work with the principal, assistant principals and other key members of staff to design, establish and facilitate a wellbeing ecosystem which acts as an enabler for the College's vision for preschool to post school learning. The wellbeing ecosystem will continue to evolve so that it is built around a clear knowing and valuing of individual students, located within the diverse and thriving St Luke’s learning community. A sense of belonging and connection is fostered with every member of the ecosystem – students, staff and families - ensuring exceptional care for each student. The wellbeing ecosystem is coherent yet evolving, and its structure supports a range of daily and weekly routines, embedded ways of learning and working, and universal initiatives to meet the needs of all students at every age. This whole school approach is enhanced by specific interventions to meet the needs of selected groups of students, and one on one support where required from school staff including teachers, coaches, counsellors and allied health professionals. It looks like this…</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br><br></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/QQT44X8MewpLrfgF-cJI5g3LrqLPOAkY-Zop0vZxJXMWoHnwOEDpiPDCzjnYqgdwkMCDnGoWVrZoaE0HRuln1O0C4rh3DmOG9BCdT--3ksaLuAGtEPGh5JxNoBmKnypvvL5w-2mU" width="642" height="297"></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Role Outline</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Wellbeing Coordinator works collaboratively with the principal, assistant principals and key members across the preschool to post school setting. In particular, the Wellbeing Leader:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ensures a contemporary wellbeing ecosystem which empowers students to feel connected to the St Luke’s learning community and become increasingly independent, empathetic and resilient.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Adopts wellbeing approaches and initiatives which support the College’s vision to nurture faith filled curious children to become creative contributors and innovative problem solvers for a changing world.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Maintains relevance and rigour across the delivery of contemporary wellbeing initiatives through the analysis of data to support evidence-based practice.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Works with relevant key staff to embed positive psychology approaches across the learning community</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Maintains the provision of relevant and real world wellbeing content and initiatives as part of the curriculum may include, but not limited to, partnerships with external organisations and guest speakers.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Honours the CEDP Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) approach to wellbeing, especially in the early years.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Role Requirements</p> <p dir="ltr">The successful applicant is required to have the following skills and capabilities.</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Knowledge and experience in understanding the wellbeing and mental health needs of young people in a range of sensitive and complex situations.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Knowledge of best-practice research in implementing wellbeing.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ability to collaboratively lead and implement protective and preventive health programs on a whole school, cohort, small group and individual level.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ability to build staff capacity through modelling, coaching and leading professional learning.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Expertise and experience in providing guidance to parents to understand how to best support their children’s wellbeing needs.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Proficiency in developing and facilitating successful social skills programs that promote student resilience, empathy and self-regulation which contributes to a positive school culture.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The ability to work closely with school counsellors, school staff and parents to implement appropriate wellbeing supports that are both proactive and responsive to the needs of the school community.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An extensive understanding of external student wellbeing supports and advisory agencies.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ability to lead staff across and range of services within a preschool to post school setting.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center"><strong>We employ people with ‘character’ and skills!&nbsp;</strong></p> <div dir="ltr" align="left"> <table><colgroup><col></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Application Requirements</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Initially…&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Do some research on us by viewing <a href="https://twitter.com/?lang=en">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/StLukesMP/">Facebook</a>, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuI0qOJr16CWkmUdv0YIyxw">Youtube</a>.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Read the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h_-jiyWJ-nV5SvCRWe56Pahp5_EtZek8/view?usp=sharing">St Luke’s Teacher Norms</a></p> </li> </ul> <br> <p dir="ltr">And then, by no later than <strong>9:00am, Thursday 24 September, 2020</strong> formally express your interest by forwarding:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">One page cover letter (or 2 minute video) outlining why you are suitable for this role:</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Two page response to the role outline, role requirements and the intent of the role with no more&nbsp; than 4-6 hyperlinks; and,&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">One page resume with three referees.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <br> <p dir="ltr">All applications are to be marked attention and sent to Principal Leader, Mr Greg Miller&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">via email, <a href="mailto:jobsatslcc@parra.catholic.edu.au">jobsatslcc@parra.catholic.edu.au</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>