School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Coach

An exciting opportunity has opened up in the Goulburn Area for a fulltime, fixed term School Wide Positive behaviour Support Coaching role to 31st December 2022. This position reports to the Health Wellbeing and Specialist Services Branch Manager in Goulburn Area. The purpose of this role is to directly support schools to implement school-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS). Coaches will act as experts and critical friends supporting school based teams to develop sustainable SWPBS systems and practices. Coaches work with an ongoing case-load of schools ranging from schools with no prior knowledge of SWPBS to those with several years of experience. The successful appointee will be provided with supervision, support and training upon commencement. The position is located in either the Shepparton or Seymour Area Offices. Contact Nicole Reidy on 0438 328 643 for further information.
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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: Shepparton - Goulburn
Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/20006079B
Closing Date: 05-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 31 December 2022
Attachments: 61626 - School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Coach.doc (Word, 238KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Nicole Reidy

Position Details

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) Coaches work with a case-load of approximately 26 schools ranging from schools with no prior knowledge of SWPBS to those with several years experience to support them to implement SWPBS action plans with fidelity. The successful appointee will need adequate working knowledge and experience implementing the SWPBS multi tiered system of supports at Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. Coaches will use valid and reliable tools to evaluate the progress of school implementation and facilitate action planning with school based teams.

The function of this role is to Coach schools to implement SWPBS action planning with fidelity by (1) supporting school SWPBS teams, (2) promoting and monitoring fidelity of implementation, (3) facilitating school team sustainability and accountability, (4) providing technical assistance and problem solving, (5) supporting achievement of school implementation action plans, (6) assisting to strengthen the relationship between the school SWPBS team and stakeholders, (7) maintaining current awareness of new developments in SWPBS, (8) guiding school data collection, interpretation and application, (9) ensuring school practices are evidence-based, meet established need, and interventions address the underlying function of behaviours, and (10) collecting, evaluating and progressing data for Coaching functions.

The successful appointee will have a good understanding of the organisational issues and pressures faced by school leaders and will demonstrate appropriate knowledge and expertise in guiding whole school change initiatives.

The successful appointee will be confident and successful in working with a variety of stakeholders including school, Area and Regional leadership, principals, teachers, support staff, students, families and the local school community. In addition, the coach will promote effective team meetings at the school-level and provide ongoing support and technical assistance to school-level SWPBS Coordinators. This position will work from either the Shepparton or Seymour Area Office.

Successful appointees will be required to participate in ongoing professional learning to support the Victorian SWPBS implementation initiative throughout the term of employment.

This role requires frequent travel to schools and offices and a Victorian driver's licence is required.

A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required for this role.

For further information please contact Nicole Reidy 0438 328 643

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

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. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email:

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Applications close 5 July 2022

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