Student Wellbeing Officer

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Portside Christian College

Portside Christian College is a non-denominational Christian college based in the Western suburbs of Adelaide that caters for students from Foundation to Year 12, with an Early Learning Centre and Trade Training Centre.

At Portside Christian College, we deliver Teaching and Learning programs using the Understanding by Design curriculum framework from a biblical perspective. We offer professional, rewarding and supportive teaching environment and create outstanding opportunities for professional learning and career progression.

If you are committed to high quality teaching and learning, enjoy a challenge, and want to work alongside other professionals dedicated to quality outcomes for learners, then please apply.

Our Purpose

Equipping students for life

Our purpose is to equip students for life. We are a ministry of Portlife Church and operate to provide education for Christian families. We believe our task is to enable each child to develop uniquely and progress academically, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually through authentic Christian education. All teachers are committed Christians who aim to model Christian values and educate students from a biblical worldview perspective. We aim to inspire and equip learners with knowledge, skills and wisdom to face life’s challenges. We encourage students to develop a personal relationship with God and grow in Christian grace.

Our Values

We aim to equip students for life by encouraging our school community to live our values every day. Christ is at the centre of all our values, and He is the centre of our lives.  Being Christ-Centred is essential to making our values meaningful and effective.

Position Description
Position title:  Student Wellbeing Officer
Position number:  WSO02
Agreement: Portside Christian College Enterprise Agreement (2021)
Award: Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2020
Level: General Level 4
FTE: 0.67 FTE [4 days per week during school terms]
Reports to: Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Direct reports: Nil
General responsibilities:
·         Have an understanding of and commitment to the College Vision, Purpose, Values and Statement of Faith

·         Act in accordance with the College Handbook (Staff), Staff Code of Conduct and Staff Device Agreement, as well as all other College policies and procedures

·         Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with staff, students and parents

·         Actively contribute to the Christian life of the College community

·         Attend meetings, functions and extra-curricular activities as required

·         Participate in the College’s ongoing Professional Learning opportunities


Role and responsibilities:

Model and Promote Excellence:

·         Demonstrate College Values

·         Promote restorative practices and student resilience with strategies that foster self-regulation, self-awareness and problem solving

·         Network and liaise with practitioners and service agencies as appropriate

·         Sound understanding of the referral process for appropriate agencies

·         Refer students to the College Inclusion support team to facilitate multidisciplinary support to meet the needs of the students in a holistic environment

·         Provide support to the student regulation room, teaching students the skills of self-regulation

·         Understand the legal and ethical underpinnings of child safe practices

Daily Organisation, Operations and Resources:

·         Implement and monitor support plans for students with mental health needs

·         Complete reporting and notification requirements in line with College policies and procedures

·         Adhere to the College policies and procedures

·         Attend meetings, functions and extra-curricular activities

·         Participate in the College’s ongoing professional learning opportunities

·         Engage professional improvement and development including being observed, receiving feedback and being coached

·         Work within Work, Health and Safety aspects of Portside Christian College

·         Sustainably source, manage and organise appropriate resources at all times

Pastoral Care:

·         Implement positive culture through understanding and participating in restorative approaches and KARR framework

·         Create an atmosphere of nurtured respect, kindness and learning

·         Liaise with parents and staff regarding students’ wellbeing needs

·         Liaise with College Leadership and Teams to promote positive outcomes, student resilience and wellbeing services

·         Encourage positive student relationships within the classroom, among peers and at home

·         Participate in College activities to develop rapport and connection with students and the wider College community

·         Provide pastoral support, mentoring and appropriate service referrals to students


Desired qualifications of successful candidate:

·         Level 4 duties typically require a skill level which assumes and requires knowledge or training equivalent to:

(i)                  Completion of a diploma level qualification with relevant work related experience;

(ii)                 Completion of a Certificate IV with relevant work experience;

(iii)               Completion of a post-trades certificate and extensive relevant experience and on-the-job training;

(iv)               Completion of a Certificate III with extensive relevant work experience; or

(v)                 An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

·         A personal commitment to the vision, purpose and values of Portside Christian College and Statement of Faith

·         Active involvement in a Christian Fellowship

·         South Australian Government Working with Children Check

·         Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC) Training


Desired skills and abilities of successful candidate:

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, staff and parents

·         Effective facilitation skills, ensuring participants meet learning objectives

·         Effective time management skills with proven ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise workload

·         Ability to work effectively as part of the Student Wellbeing Team

·         Punctual and flexible with a high level of time management

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality

·         Ability to show initiative, be proactive and positive

·         Ability to manage the demands of the position including administration and professional responsibilities

·         Ability to actively contribute to the Christian life of the College community

·         Proficient in digital technologies


Applications are to include:

·         Cover letter, maximum 1 page

·         Written response to the above “Role and Responsibilities” criteria, maximum of 500 words

·         Curriculum Vitae outlining details of qualifications and areas of study, educational history, previous employment and relevant personal information

·         Completion of the Portside Christian College Application for Employment – Non-Teaching available on our website at  under the Explore – Careers heading

Application deadline and details:

Applications are to be received by 9am on Tuesday, 16th April 2024.

Applications should be addressed to:

Mrs Belinda Elsegood, Human Resources, Portside Christian College


To apply for this job email your details to

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Have a safe and blessed Christmas!

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