16 May

Student Welfare Officer Jobs Vacancy in Skillsplus Frankston

Position
Student Welfare Officer
Company
Skillsplus
Location
Frankston VIC
Opening
16 May, 2018 10 days ago

Skillsplus Frankston urgently required following position for Student Welfare Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Student Welfare Officer Jobs Vacancy in Skillsplus Frankston Jobs Details:

Our organisation is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of
children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. We are committed to the cultural safety
of Aboriginal children, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds,
and to providing a safe environment for children living with a disability.

Mandatory checks for all staff include a Working with Children Check, National Police
Check, Victorian Institute of Teaching Card, Proof of legal entitlement to work in Australia

Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check (under the relevant DHHS funded Programs)
and would include any person/s related to DHHS funded programs and associated
requirements.


HOW TO APPLY :

Your application should include:
 Curriculum Vitae 
A cover letter addressing the advert competencies, and key selection criteria detailed in the position description
 The names and contact details of two professional referees
 Copy of current Working with Children Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching Card
 Copy of Police Check (no more than 12 months old)

We request that your application for the position is forwarded to hr@skillsplus.com.au


POSITION OBJECTIVE :


The primary responsibility of the Student Welfare Officer is to provide welfare support students and staff in order to
ensure a positive engagement with the Youth Education program.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

Provide 1:1 counselling, group counselling and debriefing to students and staff. Where appropriate, refer students
to external support agencies such as Department of Human Services or other local networks. 

Work as an advocate for the students where required, including during student performance counselling.
 Assist the Program Manager/Coordinator to identify, develop and implement current and new opportunities that

generate additional community awareness and student outcomes and engagement.



KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

Develop and deliver programs aligned with Youth Education to support building resilience and knowledge in areas
of health and wellbeing. 

Train, mentor and support staff to deal with student management, critical incidents and welfare issues in
accordance with policies and procedures. In consultation with the Program Manager/Coordinator 

Lead response/s to critical incidents and debriefing.
 Work collaboratively with local and relevant services. 
Assure compliance required by Government legislation and contractual obligations and company policies and

procedures.
 Recommend policy and procedure to Youth Education Leadership team relating to health and wellbeing.
 Ensure Case Files are updated and stored in line with organisational and legislative requirements.
 Create and maintain close business relationships with customers, suppliers, industry associations and government.

Membership and participation in local Youth and/or Welfare Networks to enhance the development and promotion
of the Organisation in the local area. 

Attendance and participation in relevant site and Youth Education meetings including; quarterly all staff meetings,
monthly site meetings, fortnightly staff meetings and monthly meeting with manager. 

Completion of reports as required by the Organisation including monthly welfare report to the manager.
 Market all SkillsPlus and BRACE business products and services to current and potential customers.
 As required, assist in classroom duties within Youth Education.
 Carry out other duties as required by the Program Manager/Co-ordinator



KEY RESULT AREAS :

Performance - Student Wellbeing
Manage and broker wellbeing arrangements for students as required
 Complete a wellbeing intake process for each young person 
Parental engagement and support
 Facilitate referrals
 Crisis management in accordance with critical incident plans
 Pathway and exit planning in consultation with Coordinators
 Make curriculum recommendations to Coordinators based on identified priority areas (i.e. drug and alcohol)
 Attendance at debriefing & supervision

Networks and Relationships
Establish and maintain a database of external referral agencies
 Attend site and youth meetings
 Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including schools, agencies, Government, LLEN’s etc.

Record Management
Maintain accurate and timely student case notes via the Wellbeing Database
 Communicate key information and events to staff as required
 Preparation of Intake survey
 Report survey results

Policies and Procedures
Review and update wellbeing policies in consultation with Coordinators and Program Manager with a primary focus

on Student engagement guidelines, Wellbeing intake process & forms, Exit processes
Administration
Maintain accurate case management/student and course records, and complete all required reporting.
 Contribute to continuous improvement of the Training department and wider organisation.

Compliance
Participate in internal and external audits.


Safe and Healthy Workplace/Environmental Responsibility:
Contribute to ensuring a safe working environment for co-workers and visitors;
 Identify and implement opportunities to improve environmental responsibility.





SELECTION CRITERIA :

Skills and attributes
1. Possess a high level of organisational and time management skills.
2. Possess high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to resolve conflict situations.
3. Strong computer literacy skills, including the Microsoft suite of products and database applications.

Knowledge and experience
4. Experience in working with disengaged Youth.
5. Experience in responding to Critical incidents and Debriefing.
6. Thorough knowledge and understanding of Youth development
7. Knowledge of legislation and/or Child Safe Obligations relating to working with Youth.
8. Experience in the delivery of educational programs or sessions.
9. Desired experience in working with young people in a training environment.
10. A pleasant, positive, and professional attitude in dealing with clients and other staff members.


Qualifications
11. Certificate IV or Diploma of Youth Work
12. Relevant Counselling Training


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