Senior Wellbeing and Engagement Officer

An exciting opportunity to work closely with schools, families and other stakeholders in the Goulburn Area, the role of the Senior Wellbeing and Engagement Officer is a key contributor to supporting the design and implementation of wrap around planning for vulnerable young people. Advising schools on the implementation of government policy, particularly around engagement, wellbeing and attendance you will have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and be solution focussed. This position will also give you the opportunity to work closely with other Departmental services, including the Student Support services Team and Program for Students with Disabilities as well as support the integration of government initiatives such as Respectful Relationships, School Wide Positive Behaviours and Inclusion and Equity.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North East Region ALL
Reference: VG/DET/NEVR22371
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Senior Wellbeing and Engagement Officer Pos Desc 2018 (1).doc (Word, 125KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Trish Quibell

Position Details


To be successful in this role you will be client focused and can   be relied on for your strong influencing, diagnosing and decision making   skills. Your capacity to establish and maintain productive and consultative   relationships with schools, families and relevant supports will be critical   as will the ability to be solution focussed and drive change in a complex   environment.  You will work as part of a multidisciplinary area team to   contribute to the implementation and support of government policy and   programs in relation to student wellbeing, engagement and attendance. 

This role includes   but is not limited to:

  •   Contributes to the   design and support of wrap around models for children and young people at   risk of disengaging from education
  •   Provides assistance   to Student Support Services Network Coordinators in the development of   network strategies and assists Senior Education Improvement Leaders in   leveraging local partnerships to address the needs of all children,   particularly vulnerable and disengaged children and young people
  •   Leads and   facilitates efforts to support vulnerable children and young people
  •   Helps broker   solutions for highly complex individual cases beyond the capacity of local   providers and networks, and to deliver capability building activities
  •   Facilitates   collaborative partnerships across the region, and

Promotes and maintains strong relationships with key   stakeholders including Student Support Services Network Coordinators, Early   Childhood Intervention Service providers, Department of Health and Human   Services and community support agencies.

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 28 February 2018

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