Student Wellbeing Specialist – Monbulk

  • Averaged - Part Time
  • Part Time
  • Monbulk, Victoria
  • competitive salary with salary packaging options AUD / Hour

About the role

Cire Community School is a leader in delivering innovative programs to students from prep to year 12 who have disengaged from education. The Community School offers an alternative to mainstream schooling, supporting some of the region’s most vulnerable and marginalised young people.

Our Student Wellbeing Specialists support a positive wellbeing culture at Cire Community School. This involves supporting students requiring assistance with their wellbeing needs on a day-to-day basis, encouraging engagement, providing interventions and referrals, working with external professionals and student support groups, liaising with parents/guardians and providing programs to student groups.

Working as a team, you will collaborate with students, teachers and learning support professionals to establish strategies that support self-regulation, assisting students to actively participate in their learning. Your days will be varied, always active and working with purpose to support the overall wellbeing of Cire students.

Due to growth, Cire has several permanent part-time opportunities, 4 days per week, at our Monbulk Campus.

The Perks

At Cire, we know that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that helps you keep more of your hard-earned money. With salary packaging and novated leasing, you can reduce your taxable income and put more money back in your pocket. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, you’ll feel great knowing your work directly benefits some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits that include access to EAP services, discounted childcare, and discounted courses. We also offer ongoing support and mentoring to help you grow in your career. So, if you’re looking for an organisation that values its employees, come join us at Cire.

About you

As an experienced Wellbeing Specialist, you:

  • Hold a qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Counselling, Education or a related field
  • Have experience working effectively with young people and the ability to build rapport and trust
  • Have a strong understanding of the complexity of adolescent development and the impact of trauma on development and engagement in education
  • Have demonstrated ability to quickly, sensitively and effectively assist with the de-escalation of young people in moments of personal distress
  • Are passionate and skilled in working with students ranging from years 5 to 12 who struggle in mainstream education
  • Are willing to assist students and staff by suggesting any adjustments that may need to occur in order for greater learning and engagement to ensue
  • Have a thorough understanding of Child Safe frameworks and regulations
  • Currently hold, or be willing to undertake, certifications including a Working with Children Check, Australian Right to Work Check, and National Police Check

To enjoy Cire’s environment and culture, you will have a community focus, friendly personality and positive attitude. You will demonstrate our Values of Respect, Quality and Integrity. You will enjoy being an integral part of a professional team.

What we’re about

Cire Services is a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation and one of the largest NFPs serving the diverse population of the Yarra Ranges and Casey regions, near Melbourne.

Our core services include:

  • Our Community School, a registered independent school, providing upper primary and secondary curriculum to disengaged students in an alternative school environment;
  • Cire Early Learning, supporting children’s services for long day-care, pre-school programs, occasional care, vacation care and before and after school care;
  • Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), offering accredited, pre-accredited, work skills and leisure courses; and
  • Our Community Hubs, bringing people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities.

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