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Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.80 FTE)
Applications Close: 10 October 2022
Like you, we at Lutheran School aspire to make a positive difference … and you don’t have to be Lutheran to work here!
• A safe, calm campus
• A well-resourced environment
• Opportunities for development
• Enthusiasm for new ideas, and
• A true sense of community.
Work where you can feel the difference.
</b></p><p>Wellbeing Coordinator (part-time, fixed contract)
</p><p>Location:<br />0.6 at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga<br />0.2 at St Paul's Lutheran School in Henty</p><p>We’re looking for a Wellbeing Coordinator or Counsellor who knows how to genuinely connect with students and has a passion for wellbeing that translates far beyond the school. </p><p>The role is funded by a grant to work predominantly at Lutheran School Wagga Wagga, but also at a regional satellite school. In our context, that satellite school is St Paul's in Henty. Both schools are committed to helping you build a career by investing in professional development related to our school priorities. Specifically, the vision is for research-based, contemporary teaching and learning in a faith-based environment. </p><p>In a research-based, contemporary learning environment, students are explicitly taught about neuroplasticity in the context of a growth mindset and learn the importance of emotional regulation. Social and emotional learning is weaved into academic lessons, with students practicing deep reflection and metacognition skills. They are allowed agency and take responsibility for their learning. We invite you to be part of this exciting journey.</p><p>You do not have to be Lutheran to work in a Lutheran School. You are a good fit for Lutheran schools if you have the following:<br /></p><ul><li>Heart for service to making a real difference in the lives of students and families</li><li>Desire to work in a school that values your ideas, unique experience and efforts</li><li>Commitment to work in a collaborative and innovative team</li><li>Aspiration to grow your career in a school that values professional development</li></ul><p><b>About us
</b></p><p>Established in 1982, Lutheran School Wagga Wagga is a Kindergarten to Year 6 double-streamed coeducational Christian school and Wagga Wagga’s longest-established independent primary school. St Paul’s Henty was established in 1930 by St Paul’s Lutheran Church and has two classrooms (Years K-2 and Years 3-6). Providing an outstanding education for students from all backgrounds and walks of life, Lutheran School communities are built on a culture of relationships, which we believe is an important part of the educational experience.</p><p>Our staff care for our students, supporting their academic pursuits and encouraging them to grow in all areas of their lives. The principles of the Lutheran Church of Australia form the foundation of our approach in both Lutheran School Wagga Wagga and St Paul's Lutheran School in Henty.</p><p>We offer you:</p><ul><li>Safe, friendly and calm campuses</li><li>Well-resourced facilities</li><li>Opportunities for professional and personal development
</li><li>Enthusiasm for new ideas and innovations, and
</li><li>A true sense of community.</li></ul><p>
</p><p><b>About the role</b></p><p>Reporting to the Deputy Principals, you will be responsible for helping lead colleagues, student and parents to better understand the ways in which mental, social and emotional health are related to overall wellbeing. You will also give them practical skills they can use in the context of school and beyond.</p><p>This is your chance to:</p><ul><li>Demonstrate your professional approach to the role of wellbeing. This will include effective documented planning and implementation of individual, group and whole school learning.</li><li>Develop positive working partnerships with students, parents, colleagues and external professionals to foster the development of the whole child (physical, social, mental and emotional)</li><li>Commit to your own professional development through involvement in staff meetings, professional development opportunities and personal reflection or study.</li><li>Support the development and improvement of the school’s policies and procedures.</li><li>Actively support (and at times lead) the devotional and worship aspects of the school.</li></ul><div><p><b>About you
</b></p><p>We believe our students deserve extraordinary teaching and support so only those dedicated to being the best and bringing out the best in others need apply. While your qualifications and experience are important, we also look for the right person with the right values to fit our team.
</p><p>You’ll have:</p><ul><li>Valid Working With Children's Check (WWCC)</li><li>Demonstrated professional and personal skills that foster effective learning partnerships with students, parents and colleagues</li><li>Demonstrated skills in supporting the Christian ethos of the school</li><li>Demonstrated skills in analysing data, planning and implementing effective differentiated programs, and monitoring student progress</li><li>Demonstrated confidence, flexibility, team attitude and perseverance to work in a learning community</li><li>Resilience and humility necessary for ongoing personal and professional growth</li></ul></div>