Health & Wellbeing Support Officer

An exciting opportunity exists in the North Eastern Victoria Region, as part of the Health Wellbeing and Specialist Services branches, based in the Glen Waverley office (Inner and Outer East). The Health Wellbeing and Specialist Services branch supports children aged 0-18, their families and schools. Key functions include: health, engagement and wellbeing initiatives and programs, disabilities coordination, school nursing, Visiting Teachers and Specialist Children’s Services.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/NEV26547
Closing Date: 30-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 5234 - Health and Wellbeing Support Officer 26-05-16.doc (Word, 107KB)

Contact: Etty Rosenblum
(03) 8392 9300

Position Details

Health & Wellbeing Support Officer, VPSG4, Fixed term 12 months, Full time

The role of the Health and Wellbeing Support Officer involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing support to schools, Senior Education and Improvement Leaders and Area based teams and stakeholders to improve the educational outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

Under the supervision of the Senior Wellbeing and Engagement Officer, the primary responsibilities are:

  • To support Senior Wellbeing and Engagement Officers to address the needs of all, particularly vulnerable and disengaged, children and young people
  • Maintenance of relevant data bases, such as Attendance, Expulsions, PSD
  • Run reports and undertake analysis form the above data bases in order to understand themes and priorities
  • Coordinate Expulsion Appeal panels
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships across services within the Health Wellbeing and Specialist Services Unit
  • Support the provision of professional learning as required
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy pertaining to Wellbeing and Engagement as well as Disability, in order to provide a front-line response to schools, parents and service providers.

Knowledge or an interest in supporting vulnerable children and young people in areas such as Trauma Informed approaches, Positive Behaviour support, student wellbeing and engagement would be an advantage.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training’s operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close March 30, 2017.

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