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Student Wellbeing Worker - Morwell

Berry Street School
  • Job no: DENKM

  • Morwell location, Gunaikurnai Country.
  • Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term role until December 2021
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $85-89k pa (inclusive of base salary dependant on experience, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Berry Street School is a specialist independent school consisting of four campuses based in Ballarat, Morwell, Noble Park and Shepparton. We provide a Victorian Curriculum and VCAL program for students aged 12 to 18 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education, and deliver a trauma-informed education model. 

Utilising the Berry Street Model of Education encompassing a structured vision of wellbeing in the school community including the support of education case-management and individual learning plans for each student.

Key Responsibilities

This role will work directly with young people who have high needs and challenging behaviours and have experienced trauma, providing support to these students and providing support and advice to campus staff.

You will have an active role in promoting and maintaining on task student learning and play a key role in the implementation of student wellbeing strategies and programs.

You will contribute to and support the development, implementation and review of programs that support the development of the student's skills within the school and the broader community.

About You

To be successful in the role, you will hold a tertiary qualification in Education, Social Work, Welfare, Youth Work or other relevant field. You will also hold a current Victorian Employee Working With Children Check card and be able to work creatively to engage our young people in their education. You will have an understanding of the importance of and have the ability to work in a team environment in this setting and an understanding of the trauma informed positive education model approach.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.
  • Four days per week role.

How to apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position.

Queries to Rebecca Robinson, Assistant Principal Morwell Campus on 03 5128 7980.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a current Victorian Institute of Teaching registration and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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