Student Wellbeing Officer (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Moe, VIC

Posted 9/11/2019

Location Profile

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.


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