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Student Welfare Officer

Advertiser: Chatsworth State SchoolMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
8 Aug 2019
Location
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Education & Training, Student Services

Student Welfare Worker – One Mile and Chatsworth State Schools
Employer: Association of Women Educators Inc
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time, School Term Only
Classification/s: Social Work, Youth, Community Development, Education & Training 
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) 
Location: Gympie and Chatsworth
Job posted on: August, 2019
Applications close: 30 August,2019

 

One Mile and Chatsworth State Schools are located in the North Coast Region.

 

Currently, both schools are looking for a committed Student Welfare Worker. This role is a term by term, part time contract of a minimum 20 hrs (3 school days One Mile, 1 School day Chatsworth) a week commencing as soon as possible until end of term 4 (13 December 2019). With the possibility of extension in 2020.

We are seeking a person who has experience working with school aged children and family support.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Purpose of the Role:

A Student Welfare Worker is a safe person for children and families to connect with at school. Working with other members of the school’s support team, the Student Welfare Worker aims to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and well-being of all students.

The role will include but are not limited to the following duties:

Social and/or emotional support;

  • assisting students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills that support learning, positive behaviour and constructive social relationships through social skills programs.
  • providing students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, (with consent from the school Principal) in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.

Mentoring;

-acting as a role model for students and assisting in the development of supportive relationships for, with, and among students.

-delivering peer leadership and support programmes

Community development;

-enhancing the links between the school and its community, working with school-based support staff and community-based organisations and networks to support students.

Educational support;

-assisting with classroom activities (under the direction of a teacher) where involvement by the student welfare worker provides further social, emotional support for those students who may be at risk of disengagement.

Extra-curricular activities

-participating in general school activities, for example sports days

We are looking for a person with the following attributes/requirements:

-Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the service systems available to local community members and a demonstrated ability to support individuals and families to access the information and resources needed to support them.

-Demonstrated ability to maintain and build upon linkages with key stakeholders. The work is based in Education Queensland State Schools, applicants must abide by the requirements of the Public Service Act 2016 and Education Queensland Code of Conduct. Ability requirements:

  • Being approachable to all students, staff and members of the school community.
  • Computer literacy
  • Energy required to undertake activities with young children
  • A demonstrated ability to work both within a team and autonomously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in settings outside of your direct team regularly will be essential to generating the outcomes needed for this service.

Essential:

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work or Pastoral Care or equivalent tertiary qualification.  Qualifications must include mental health related and making appropriate referrals unit/s of competency. Mandatory requirement
  • Skills and qualifications that meet SCHCADS Award – Level 4   Mandatory requirement
  • Hold a current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Undergo a National Police Check (NPC) for working with children conducted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for, a Blue Card issued by the Public Safety Business Agency.
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for an Application for Suitability Check by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

 

How to apply for this job

Please email cover letter and resume to:

 principal@chatsworthss@eq.edu.au

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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