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Learning Leader - Mental Health in Primary Schools Project

University of Melbourne
  • Job no: 0058111
  • Location: Parkville
  • Role type: Full-time or Part-time (0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years
  • Faculty: Faculty of Education
  • Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
  • Actively contribute to the Mental Health in Primary Schools Project and its aim to enhance student wellbeing and mental health.
  • Work with the Faculty of Education’s Teaching and Learning Team to guide and support Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaders participating in the project.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

Oversee content delivery, coordinate learning activities, and provide support to a cohort of Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaders (MHWLs) and their affiliated schools within the Mental Health in Primary Schools Project (MHiPS). Aid in the creation of individual development plans and facilitate tailored learning modules as part of the MHiPS Training Program.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting MHWLs by developing learning goals and monitoring and tracking progress against goals.
  • Delivering the MHiPS programs’ core training modules in the form of seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions. Responding to any training related queries.
  • Completing bi-yearly job analysis, and subsequent analysis of data identifying trends and actions to be taken.
  • Comprehensive reporting to determining risks to project delivery and quality, encompassing both quantitative summaries and qualitative analysis of emerging trends and patterns.
  • Contributing to research publications as directed by the Education Lead.

Who We Are Looking For

You will bring valuable experience in learning support roles and possess a deep understanding of mental health and wellbeing strategies tailored for schools. Your ability to effectively convey information and guide interactions, coupled with your exceptional ability to nurture strong relationships, empowers you to engage and lead captivating learning sessions.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an appropriate field (education, wellbeing, psychology, social work or other Allied Health).
  • Knowledge and experience of evidence-based strategies to support the mental wellbeing of primary school students, ideally in a classroom context.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills; ability to present and facilitate learning regularly (in person and on zoom).
  • Strong ability to develop and sustain multiple relationships with individuals and with a group.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

The successful candidate will be required to work in a hybrid model working from home and working from The Faculty of Education. 

The expectation for a full-time position is 3 days per week based in the Parkville office.

If opting for 0.8 FTE, availability is required from Monday to Thursday.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education (FoE) fosters staff productivity, growth, and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. Conducting research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. The Faculty of Education stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. The faculty provides research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of the time. Leading purposeful engagement with society, and sharing resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Petra Newton via email at [email protected], using the subject line: Learning Leader - Mental Health in Primary Schools Project enquiry via EthicalJobs. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

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