High Performance and Athletic Development Coach - Western Heights Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Western Heights College, Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights VIC, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID:  1262296
Location:  Western Heights Secondary Coll
Department:  Western Heights Secondary Coll
Role Type:  Other
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Fixed Term
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 2
Apply By:  25/01/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  31/01/2022
End Date:  20/12/2022
Hours:  38.00
Contact Name:  Fiona Taylor
Phone:  0488 988 167
School Website:  www.whc.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

Western Heights College during the last 4 years has established a new and vibrant culture and strategic direction. It is a government co-educational single campus secondary college located in the heart of the Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill and the Geelong West region just a short drive from the Geelong city centre, the Geelong Ring Road and nearby rural towns.

The college is located within state-of-the-art modern buildings which connect learning, to our community and reflects our leading-edge work in curriculum design and delivery for our community.

The college’s purpose is to empower students to strive for success and excellence in their educational journey with a focus on learning growth, high expectations, holistic well-being, creativity, and innovation reflected strongly in the schools 3 values community, courage and integrity. Stage 3 planning has commenced for the school to complete its masterplan which will see the college state of art gymnasium constructed on-site to enable a highly specialised sports and physical activity program to grow.

The college offers flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces as well as an array of educational opportunities to empower students to strive for success and excellence in their educational learning journey.

The college has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy across the college. Global learning and thinking are a priority for the College with the school inclusive of cultural diversity, offering EAL and Chinese mandarin as it’s language. The college has sister schools based in China.

Leadership, interpersonal development and student voice and agency in learning are a focus for the school with its offerings of exceptional dance, music, theatre studies, technology, STEM and art programs on offer.

The college has an exciting camps and excursions program with opportunities to include local, interstate and international experiences to places like Mount Buller, Kokoda, Central Australia, China and South Korea. The College is also involved regularly in the School for Student Leadership Opportunities across all its campuses for Year 9 students.

All students belong to learning communities with developmental personal learning goals and pathways plans, supported by a daily mentoring program. Years 7 and 8 students are supported in their learning communities by a teacher team focused on building key skills, knowledge and understanding.

 An innovative personalised program for Year 9 and 10 students includes access to VCE, the Head Start Program, School Based Apprenticeships (SBA’s) and Vocational Education Training (VET) studies. Years 11 and 12 students choose from a wide range of studies, combining academic VCE, vocational and applied learning programs and certificates (VET/VCAL).

Western Heights College has an active and fully engaged College Council, establishing strong links with the local community, including partnerships with the City of Greater Geelong, Vines Road Community Hub, the Geelong Regional Library, Vines Road Senior Citizens and many local and elite sports groups co-located on site.

The school will have a growing enrolment of 580 – 600 in students for 2022 with potential for increased growth in our enrolment continuing over the next few years.

It an exciting time to be a staff member at Western Heights College community.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Understanding of development processes and training requirements of student athletes

SC2 Experience with management and deployment of training programs for athlete development for student athletes across a range of abilities.

SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4 Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team in our specialist sports programs in AFL, Basketball and Netball.

SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role and Responsibilities.

  • Deliver and provide coaching to the Western Heights College Specialist Sports
  • Program, Athletic Development and High-Performance curriculum to student athletes aged 13 -18) in small groups and larger groups of students up to 20
  • Design and deliver elements of athletic performance for WHC Specialist Sports Program
  • Work closely with the WHC staff to ensure long term development plans are in place for all SSP students
  • Design and implement the reconditioning and return to performance programs for student athletes after injury in liaison with the program Physiotherapist, coaches and SSP Leader
  • Provide integrated coaching support in the AFL/Basketball and Netball SSP programs.
  • Co-Manage the testing and data collection for all relevant physical tests
  • Collate all physical testing data for the SSP program for reporting, assessment and analysis.
  • Attend trials and selection processes for incoming students
  • Work as part of a team to deliver high performance athletic development programs for student athletes.
  • Support assessment of injuries in student athletes and co-lead triage to physiotherapy and allied health services.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.


Physical Education and Sports

School Type


Job Closing Date

25 Jan, 2022