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Student Support Officer (Youth Outreach Worker) - Dubbo Coll...

Department of Education - Dubbo, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Full-time temporary appointment up to 17 December 2021
  • Are you passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of our future generation?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of dynamic team in a school environment?

About the role: Student Support Officers work within the school community to enhance student wellbeing and learning outcomes in partnership with the wellbeing team and the school counselling service. Student Support Officers provide individual and targeted wellbeing support and whole of school wellbeing initiatives and programs that are evidence-based. They have a pivotal role in working collaboratively with external agencies and creating referral pathways for students and families to child and family support agencies.

Diploma or higher qualifications in Youth Work or relevant Human Services including Youth Work, Counselling, Social Science, Social Work and demonstrated successful experience working with young people to improve their wellbeing and mental health.

A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process to fill future Student Support Officer roles (including both temporary and ongoing). A recruitment pool is valid for 18 months.

About the NSW Department of Education: We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education


Essential Requirements:

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

  • Successfully completed a Diploma or Higher qualification in social work, youth work, welfare or related discipline. (Relevant qualification must be completed at time of application)
  • A current Working with Children Check clearance. For more information, visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

How to apply:

The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.


Please address the pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. Within your application and responses please ensure you demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description

Please upload certified copies of your qualifications and/or academic transcripts with your application.

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

If you proceed to interview you will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of Identity information
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Declaration for child-related work

For enquiries about this role, contact Debbie Head, Principal on 0400 336 694 or by email at debbie.head@det.nsw.edu.au

Pre-screening questions:

  • The role of a Student Support Officer involves working with individuals and groups of students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of learning and support needs. Tell me about a time you had to support a young person/colleague/peer with additional learning and wellbeing needs to achieve a common goal (300 words maximum).
  • Working with young people to achieve positive outcomes requires strengths and skills across personal, interpersonal and professional domains. Outline how you have used these skills in your professional role supporting the wellbeing of one or more young people (300 words maximum).