Internal Vacancies

Educational Leadership - Wellbeing

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services, Community Development, Other, Other

Summary of program and its objectives:

In 2017, the Brotherhood of St. Laurence established the specialist senior secondary, David Scott School (the School), based on work undertaken to deliver Community Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at the Frankston High St Centre. The David Scott School, delivers the VCAL curriculum in an integrated and highly individualised education program, to meet the needs of young people (aged 15-19) in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region. Enrolled students are unable to participate in mainstream schooling because of a range of complex personal and educational barriers, and are at risk of, or have disengaged from education. The School delivers an innovative applied learning model informed by evidence about what works for re-engaging and maintaining young people in education, and in preparing them for the world of work and/or further study. The School also provides career pathways support in conjunction with multi-disciplinary well-being support for students facing complex and challenging circumstances (for example, family issues, substance misuse, mental health, socio economic, housing and social and emotional issues) to allow them to complete their education.


Main responsibilities of the role:   

The Educational Leadership - Wellbeing position will be a highly skilled and experienced practitioner with demonstrated effective student wellbeing management skills that include the use of evidence-based and advantaged thinking approaches in order to support students to reach their individual potentials. The incumbent will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team in the development of an inclusive wellbeing program. They must optimise the potential for every student to have a secure, positive and successful educational outcome. The Educational Leadership – Wellbeing leader is expected to contribute to the effective development, provision and evaluation of the School's Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) for students with individual learning needs


To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • A Bachelor qualification or specialist/post graduate qualification where applicable in one of the following:
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Education (with a specialisation in Wellbeing)
  • Hold full registration with the requisite professional body where applicable (for Social Work applicants, be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers and for Psychologist applicants be registered with Australian Clinical Psychology Association)  
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively build and supervise a team within a multidisciplinary context
  • Demonstrated experience in a secondary school/education setting including a background in student wellbeing and engagement
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and lead whole school improvement initiatives, including the implementation of effective student wellbeing and engagement strategies within a trauma-informed and advantaged thinking framework
  • Capacity to undertake or direct educational and wellbeing assessments and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to develop student support plans accordingly
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning for self and others to enable further development of skills and expertise that can be shared within our school community
  • A high level of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including the capacity to develop strong relationships with external stakeholders, as well as the ability to negotiate effectively and work through issues constructively with staff, students and relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated high level ability to monitor and assess student learning and wellbeing data at the individual, cohort and whole school level and to use this data to inform improved student wellbeing and engagement
  • Understanding of specific wellbeing frameworks and capacity to map school ethos, actions and responses accordingly
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to ensure the School is a Child Safe environment
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in teaching and current full VIT registration
  • Understanding and demonstrated experience of NCCD requirements
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License


This is a permanent full time position working 38 hours per week in Frankston, VIC. Salary will be based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay. For further information about the role phone Stacey Bushell on 03 8781 5911. The closing date for this vacancy is 04/06/2020 at 11:55pm.


 As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.


 The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.   

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