Location: Central Office, Leichhardt (relocating to CBD in 2022)
Commencement Date: Immediate
Closing Date: Monday, 6 December 2021
Capacity: Full-time, temporary (maternity leave cover)

***SCS Staff may apply for this role as a secondment***

The Company

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

Reporting to the Supervisor: Student Wellbeing, this role is responsible for providing specialist advice, assistance and case management support to schools within the Archdiocese of Sydney and internal Sydney Catholic Schools (“SCS”) directorates in supporting the wellbeing of SCS students.

Major Accountabilities

The Educational Officer: Student Wellbeing  is required to perform tasks which include but are not limited to:

  • 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 learning and
  • relationships within the school community.
  • Working from a systemic, strengths-based framework within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Promoting open communication and consultation between families, SCS and external stakeholders in support of student wellbeing within the school-based case management model.
  • Promoting mechanisms for identifying students at risk and those with wellbeing issues and supporting schools in establishing plans that can be included on the NCCD database.
  • Promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.
  • Promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.
  • Working in close collaboration with other members of the  SCS Student Wellbeing Team and the Diverse Learning Team.
  • Any other duties as directed from time to time.

The Person

To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • University Degree in Psychology, Psychotherapy or Social Work.
  • Membership in relevant professional association.
  • Experience in, and demonstrated ability, leading staff in professional learning.
  • 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.


  • Postgraduate degree in Psychology, Psychotherapy or another discipline.
  • Experience with Google Workspace (Drive, Gmail etc)
  • A broad understanding of the national and international implementation of SPBL.
  • Is a Baptised Catholic with demonstrated evidence of ongoing commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and engagement in the life of a Catholic faith community such as a parish or an established community within the Catholic Church, as an expression of their relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Process

To apply for this position please click “apply now” and follow the prompts.

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

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria

General Enquiries: Please contact the People and Culture team, referencing the advertised position and requisition number 1912, via email to pcservices@syd.catholic.edu.au

If you encounter technical issues please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri).

Please note: This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment. 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.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education Care Workers) Order 2021, all of our staff are required to provide Vaccination Evidence that is compliant with the Order as a condition of employment. Compliance with the Order and providing the evidence is an essential requirement of employment with Sydney Catholic Schools.


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