Student Wellbeing Coordinator K-12

The Executive Director of Schools invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the following Leadership position:

Located at the Inner Western Regional Office, Lidcombe
Commencement date: Term 2 to be negotiated
Closing Date:   25 March 2019

This is a senior leadership position. As a senior leader in Sydney Catholic Schools the Student Wellbeing Coordinator K-12 collaborates with the Regional Consultant(s), the Principal, the School Leadership Team and the Head: Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Care to take forward the Mission of the Church with a focus on evangelisation and student wellbeing.

The role is significant in contributing to the continuous improvement of student wellbeing which is integral to the System’s strategic improvement agenda. This will require the building of whole school capacity to enable a better understanding of the needs of student wellbeing.

The Student Wellbeing Coordinator will be expected to lead the Inner Western Student Wellbeing Team and to build leadership capacity through drawing on his/her specialised knowledge of, and experience in, student wellbeing and learning, through the use of coaching and mentoring.

The role requires a clear understanding of the Student Wellbeing agenda, which will enable the Student Wellbeing Coordinator and his/her team to identify the needs of the school community in order to develop whole school strategies for student wellbeing and the provision of effective professional learning.

The role requires a flexible, adaptable leader who has the capacity to think strategically in order to best enable the provision of student wellbeing services.  This strategic capacity will need to be supported by highly developed interpersonal, communication and organisational skills which are essential for providing leadership to the wide ranging aspects of the role.

Essential:

  • Willingness to engage with and contribute to, the life and mission of the Catholic Church
  • Successful experience as a practitioner/leader in the field of wellbeing and pastoral care
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams and school communities to achieve wellbeing for learning
  • An understanding of current research and practice in the field of wellbeing and pastoral care
  • Valid NSW Driver’s Licence and comprehensively insured motor vehicle
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a leadership role in the field of wellbeing and pastoral care
  • Experience supporting students with complex social and emotional needs.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of schools and school systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of adult learning and capacity building
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver professional learning

Application Process
Potential applicants should register their interest by completing SCS Application Form and email together with a cover letter addressing the criteria hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au.

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