Student Wellbeing Counsellor - Camberwell High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Camberwell VIC, Australia
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1228762
Location: Camberwell High School
Department: Camberwell High School
Role Type: Student Wellbeing/Welfare
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By: 06/22/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 07/11/2022
Hours: 15.20
Contact Name: Louise Spencer, Business Manager
Phone: 03 9836 0555
School Website: www.camhigh.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Camberwell High School was opened in 1941 with over 350 girls and boys enrolled. Today we have an enrolment of 1200 students including 80 International students. Our school continues to enjoy a reputation for academic success and responds to the diverse needs of the school community by offering a rich and diverse curriculum and extensive co-curricular programs which provide students with a strong foundation for further learning. We also offer a broad selection of electives that allows students to choose the path through school that best suits their interests, skills and abilities.

Our campus is located on a 3.2 hectare site in Canterbury with ready access to public transport. At the heart of the school is the original cream-brick building surrounded by up-to-date specialist facilities including the Brereton Library, Sports Hall, Drama Performance Space, Arts & Technology Centre, Music Centre, Enterprise Centre and Senior School Study Centre.

Camberwell High School’s purpose is to prepare all students to be active and engaged participants in society. The school promotes learning that is transformative, focused on growth, dynamic, respectful and built on positive relationships. The school community works together to challenge all to exceed expectations for achievement in all areas of endeavour.

The school is committed to a vision for learning focused on stimulating and engaging learning which is articulated in the learning landscape. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their learning and develop independence. Learning is structured to allow for the variations in student knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are challenged to extend their learning from a variety of starting points in common assessment tasks set by collaborative teams of teachers at all year levels. Providing high quality feedback to students and encouraging student reflection about their learning progress is a priority.

The Camberwell High School Community values of achievement, respect, responsibility and creativity are reflected in the Camberwell High School motto of Disco Consulere Aliis (learning to be considerate of others), and this underpins all that we do in our school community.

Camberwell High School Council and Staff are committed to and promote the safety, inclusion and wellbeing of all students. There is an expectation that the person in this position undertakes their role with the same commitment.

Applicants for all positions are strongly advised to access the following documents on the school’s website at www.camhigh.vic.edu.au

  • Strategic Plan 2018-2021
  • Annual Implementation Plan
  • Vision for Learning
  • Learning Statement
  • Learning Landscape

Selection Criteria

SC 1 Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain comprehensive confidential data on students

SC 2 Demonstrated ability to undertake individual support and counselling for students and families

SC 3 Capacity to coordinate the delivery of a range of student wellbeing support services

SC 4 Demonstrated ability to lead aspects of the School Wellbeing Policy and use appropriate Junior and Senior School practices to support students and families

SC 5 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain networks that enhance the provision of effective internal and external services for students at risk

Role

It is expected that the person in this position holds qualifications as a Social Worker and is an eligible member of AAWM or relevant Professional Body

The purpose of this role is to coordinate wellbeing structures and practices to support students and staff in this school. Camberwell High School’s approach to wellbeing recognises the best learning environment and the best educational outcomes are achieved through the shared partnership between students, parents and teachers. This partnership is based on a commitment to shared responsibility, cooperation and respect.

Duty Statement

Actions/Tasks:

  • Provide counselling and support to students parents/guardians and staff.
  • Assist in delivering positive classroom and extra curricula programs that promote and improve student wellbeing, safety, resilience, engagement and connectedness, across the school (e.g. peer support, restorative practice and personal development programs) in consultation with the Student Support and Pathways Team.
  • Collaborate with Student Learning Leaders and classroom teachers to develop individual program plans for identified students to address their personal needs.
  • Provide information and advice to parents and students upon request, including coordination and referral to DET Student Support Services, other Government agencies and alternative
  • education/training/employment programs
    In conjunction with Junior School Student Learning Leaders support the orientation and transition of Junior School students
  • Provide information and feedback to the Junior Sub School Leader regarding individual student’s needs, issues and concerns and assist in the development of effective learning programs that can be implemented for students at risk
  • Assist Junior School students and their families, who require financial assistance in the form of maintenance or student allowances for school, excursions and/or camps, books and uniform
  • Provide weekly and confidential feedback and updates to the Assistant Principal line manager about students and staff being assisted
  • Meet regularly with School Wellbeing Coordinator to discuss and share relevant case management details
  • Participate in meetings of local and/or networks of school wellbeing staff as are seen to be appropriate

There is no leave purchase allowance attributable to this position.

Responsibilities

To abide by the Schools Code of Conduct which expect and require staff and visitors to ensure the protection of students

  • To fully support the school’s Child Safe Policy for the prevention of student abuse by identifying risks early, taking all allegations and concerns seriously, reporting to appropriate staff who have specific responsibilities regarding Child Safety to remove and reduce risks to all students at Camberwell High School
  • Provide counselling to students and staff as required, and where appropriate with particular attention to Years 7-9
  • Provide referrals to other support agencies where necessary
  • Provide positive school programs across specific levels that promote student wellbeing
  • Provide support to parents, students and teachers (particularly teacher mentors) in the provision of appropriate wellbeing programs and strategies in Junior School support
  • Liaise regularly with School Wellbeing Coordinator regarding matters relating to wellbeing
  • Report regularly to the Assistant Principal line manager regarding all aspects of work
  • Ensure appropriate confidential and systematic record keeping is maintained for all students receiving support.

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

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

22 Jun, 2021