Student Wellbeing Worker

Job No: Berry3157
Location: Ballarat

  • Wellbeing role at Berry Street’s specialist trauma-informed school
  • Part Time (0.6) permanent position
  • $82-92K Remuneration Pro Rated (inclusive of Salary Packaging and superannuation)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Berry Street School is a specialist independent school consisting of four campuses based in Shepparton, Morwell, Ballarat and Noble Park. We provide a Victorian Curriculum and VCAL program for students aged 12 to 18 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education, and delivers a trauma-informed education model.

The Ballarat Campus utilises a therapeutic and trauma-informed education model that combines a strong curriculum with knowledge and insight into the significant issues that impact on a young person's engagement in education. Growth and demand for the student enrolments at the campus has required the school to expand into more flexible ways to educate the young people in our care.

About the Role

The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing and supporting the delivery of a trauma-informed model of education and will have a demonstrated ability to engage with and support young people with complex needs.

  • Play a key role in implementing the trauma-informed model of education at the Ballarat Campus
  • Play a key role in the implementation of student wellbeing strategies and programs.
  • Provide support to students and families/carers to overcome barriers to participation in schooling.
  • Provide support to campus staff in the management of students.

About You

To be successful for the role, you must have a tertiary qualification in education, social work, welfare or youth work or related discipline with experience in the effective engagement of young people with complex needs.

Experience in an education setting is desirable.

What can Berry Street offer you?

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that genuinely cares about you

 For further information about this role, please refer to the position description.


Queries to Damian McKee, Assistant Principal on 0429 045 792

Applications including resume and Key Selection Criteria to be submitted by 11pm, Wednesday 12th June 2019. 

To download the Position Description, please click here

To download the Key Selection Criteria, please click here


Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

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.



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