Student Wellbeing Coordinator - Berry Street School
- Morwell location
- Flexible learning setting
- Full time fixed term from 16.04.18 – 16.11.18
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The Berry Street School caters for young people primarily aged 12 to 18 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education. The school currently has 4 campuses at Noble Park, Morwell, Shepparton and Ballarat. Each campus delivers the Trauma-informed Positive Education model. The school offers an adaptation of the National Curriculum for years 7-10 and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). The Morwell Campus has an enrolment of approximately 65 students.
Many students referred to Berry Street Education Services have experienced trauma in their lives as a result of neglect, abuse, violence, or being witness to violence, or disrupted attachment. Our students may have significant gaps in academic achievement and have found it difficult to learn in a group setting while presenting behavioural and social problems in school.
We are currently seeking a fixed term Student Wellbeing Coordinator for our Morwell campus. The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing and supporting the delivery of a trauma-informed model of education as well student wellbeing strategies and programs. The role will provide support to students and campus staff.
To be successful in this role you will have a demonstrated ability to engage with and support young people with complex needs. You will have an understanding of trauma and its effect on the capacity of young people to engage in education and you will be familiar with working within a school setting and their day to day operations.
A tertiary qualification in education, social work, welfare or youth work or related discipline is required for this role.
Queries to Elodie Ryan, Assistant Principal on 03 5134 5971
Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm Thursday 15th March 2018
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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.