Student Wellbeing Worker – school based

Title:   Student Wellbeing Worker – school based
Program:   Student Welfare Worker (SWW) Program
Hours and Term:   12-18 hours/week per school (see hours per school below) during school term only, Casual, fixed-term contract to the 9th December 2022 (extension re-commencing Term 1, 2023 – subject to school satisfaction.  Ongoing funding is approved for this position til December 2024).
Location:   Based at nominated school/s in the Metropolitan Education Region.  Current openings:

  • Bundamba State School (primary school) – 18 hours/week (3 x 8:30-3:00)

Award:   Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (QLD TPEO rates) Level 2.4 Casual ($41.54/hour)
Responsible to:   ICYS Programs Manager and ICYS CEO
Accountable to:   ICYS CEO and ICYS Management Committee

About ICYS:

ICYS Ipswich Community Youth Service, a not-for-profit community based organisation, has been providing assistance and support to at-risk children, young people, their families and their communities in the Ipswich and surrounding regions since 1983.  As a multi-service organisation, ICYS provides a range of support programs and activities to assist and empower young people to make positive choices and decisions for their future. 

For 39 years, ICYS has been providing support and assistance to children and young people based on individual need including assistance with educational engagement, housing and homelessness, vocational training, employment assistance, crime prevention & intervention, information, referral, advocacy, practical assistance, drop-in, emergency relief and recreational activities in the Ipswich and surrounding regions. 

Each year ICYS provides direct services to thousands of children and young people across five Local Government Areas (Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the western suburbs of Brisbane) from our offices in Ipswich and Lowood and within our partner schools.

Program Outline:

The ICYS Student Welfare Worker (SWW) and Chaplaincy Program is funded by the Queensland State Government (and with Federal Government funding for Chaplaincy positions) to provide additional support to students and families as part of the school support teams.  ICYS has been delivering SWW services in schools since 2015 and currently has 12 active contracts with local schools that prioritise students, family and community at their core.  We are proud to currently partner with some exceptional schools to deliver the SWW program: Ipswich West State School, Goodna Special School, Riverview State School, Bundamba State School, Amberley District State School, Jindalee State School, Glenore Grove State School, Forest Hill State School, Toogoolawah State School, Toogoolawah State High School, Camira State School and Milpera State High School. 

Schools benefit from having a SWW employed at ICYS due to our strong community links and our 25 years delivering school-based programs.  ICYS currently have formal partnerships with 9 State Primary Schools, 6 State High Schools and 1 Special School across the Brisbane, Ipswich, Somerset and Lockyer Valley regions through our Student Welfare Worker / Chaplaincy and Youth Support Coordinator programs.    

TO APPLY:

  1. Please read the Position Description: PD Student Wellbeing Worker June2022 and submit an application letter expressing your interest in the position to bso@icys.org.au (maximum 2 pages);
  2. Your application letter must clearly outline how you meet the Position Prerequisites listed on page 4 of the Position Description; and
  3. Your letter must clearly state which school/s you are interested in (please advise if you would like to combine schools); and
  4. This letter must be accompanied by a current resume including at least 2 referees (at least one must be a recent supervisor).

Applications are rolling, submit any time.