Student Wellbeing Officer

Moe (Albert St) Primary School

Moe, VIC

Posted 9/11/2019

Moe (Albert Street) Primary School is situated in the Central Business District of Moe, in the Latrobe Valley Gippsland. The school’s student population is currently at 160 and is supported through a strongly defined curriculum as well a welfare, integration, extended transition and community based programs which is underpinned by the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes. Our school comprises of a Junior Unit (F-2) and a Middle/Senior Unit (Years 3-6) based around collaborative learning and teaching. Specialist programs focusing on the arts and sport are also implemented during and after school.

The school also provides a gardening program (at lunchtime), Busy Bodies after school program

The community of Albert Street Primary School “encourages everyone to dare to dream and reach their potential in supportive, caring environments. Together we recognise and celebrate our success.” We value Partnership, Respect, Optimism and Pride. We maintain a calm and gentle environment through sustained individual and group learning and behavioural plans. We currently have a Welfare Officer, Well Being Officer, Intervention and Special needs Coordinator, Speech Therapy Assistant and Learning Assistants to support students individually with specialized programs.


Purposeful planning occurs during year level, unit and whole school Professional Learning Communities. Numeracy and Literacy data is collected as per our Foundation- Year 6 assessment schedule as well as the pupil free assessment days held at the beginning of the year. Extensive interviews are held with each new family enrolling at the school to ensure their child is strategically placed to meet social, emotional and academic needs.

Student leadership is strongly embedded into the Albert Street School Community. Throughout the year the senior students are mentored about leadership qualities through formal and informal opportunities. These include participation in the Moe Rotary Scholarship Awards, inducting visitors to the school, peer mentoring junior students and speaking at Victorian Parliament House at the primary school congresses. School Captains plan and implement weekly assemblies while Sport Captains are responsible for lunchtime activities and equipment. Junior School Councillors are responsible for input into policy review, fundraising and capturing the voice of the student community.


The School Council plays a significant role in the governance of our school, in particular with the review of polices and overseeing the Annual Implementation Plan. A growing volunteer cohort of family members assists with cooking, gardening, fundraising and general classroom assistance.

Albert Street Primary School has a strong established partnership with local organisations and businesses such as Bunnings, Moe Rotary, Moe Lions, Federation University, Latrobe Community Health, Moe Life Skills, Freemasons and Moe BowlingClub. We have an establish the Albert Street Primary School Playgroup which focuses on oral language and social interaction.



Selection Criteria


SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.

SC6 Demonstrated capacity to to confidently liase with external organisations such as service groups.



Role



Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise. An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.



Responsibilities

No job description available

Who May Apply


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



EEO AND OHS Commitment


The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.



Child Safe Standards


Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx



DET Values


The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx


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