In 200 years of delivering excellence in education, Sydney Catholic Schools ‘SCS’ has grown alongside the city’s dynamic, ever-changing, multicultural landscape. With 150 schools, more than 70,000 students, and around 10,000 staff, we are a thriving community of communities.

Education Officer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait (ATSI)  Islander Student Wellbeing provides specialist advice, assistance and operational support to schools within the Archdiocese of Sydney and internal Sydney Catholic Schools (“SCS”) departments in supporting the wellbeing of ATSI SCS students.

The Role

The Education Officer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait (ATSI) Islander Student Wellbeing will report to the Specialist: ATSI Student Wellbeing and will be responsible for;

  • Supporting school staff in understanding and implementing relevant SCS Student Wellbeing policies and practices.
  • Exercising leadership through support, advice and professional development for members of school leadership teams and teachers using a coaching/mentoring model.
  • Collaborating with school staff in monitoring and reviewing the ongoing effectiveness of the structures and plans implemented to achieve positive student wellbeing outcomes.
  • Collaborating with schools and internal SCS teams to support school implementation of the requirements of relevant legislation.
  • Providing case management support to schools for students demonstrating behavioural, mental health and other wellbeing issues.
  • Assisting school-based case management teams with the coordination of appropriate interventions with all stakeholders, including the broader school community and external agencies.
  • Assisting schools in developing required documentation and communication relevant to the process of keeping all students safe.
  • Organising assessments, interventions and ongoing review meetings with stakeholders.
  • Liaising with health professionals and community agencies.
  • Organising professional development around student wellbeing issues impacting on learning and relationships within the school community.

The Person

To be successful in this position, you must possess:

  • University Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Education or Teaching.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in any of the above disciplines.
  • Experienced in leading staff in professional learning.
  • The ability to articulate contemporary trends in student, child and adolescent wellbeing in both local and international contexts.
  • High order written, oral and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Valid Working With Children Check clearance (WWC) number.
  • Willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.
  • Ability to address and meet focus capabilities, as stated in the Role Description.

The Process

To apply for this position please click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing the criteria

Closing Date: Friday 23 April at 11.59 pm

General Enquiries: Please contact the People and Culture services team referencing the advertised position and requisition number 1652, via email to pcservices@syd.catholic.edu.au

If you encounter technical issues please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8460 (Mon-Fri).

Please note: This is a child-related position, and a Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

**Currently based in Leichhardt but will be relocating mid year to a Sydney CBD location.