Director of Wellbeing and Engagement

St Mary's College (see more jobs from this school)

Adelaide, SA 

Head of Faculty / Department

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 17 June 2024

Full-time 1.0 FTE (POR 4) Permanent Substantive Teaching Role Commencing Term 3, 2024

<p><strong>Full-time 1.0 FTE (POR 4)</strong></p><p><strong>Permanent Substantive Teaching Role</strong></p><p><strong>Commencing Term 3, 2024</strong></p><p><strong>The Opportunity:</strong></p><p>St Mary’s College is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Wellbeing and Engagement to lead and enhance our student wellbeing and engagement programs.</p><p>This is a unique opportunity where you will play a crucial role in shaping a supportive and inclusive school culture. You will lead a high-performing team, collaborate with key leadership members, and implement evidence-based practices to enhance student outcomes.</p><p>This role offers the chance to integrate wellbeing initiatives with the school’s mission and identity, promoting excellence in education within a nurturing environment.</p><p>If you are passionate about student wellbeing and ready to lead transformative change, we invite you to join our dedicated and dynamic team.</p><p><strong>About You:</strong></p><p>We are seeking a compassionate and experienced leader with a deep understanding of the integral link between student wellbeing and learning.</p><p>Your background in restorative practices, trauma-informed care, and inclusive education equips you to handle complex student needs with empathy and expertise.</p><p><strong>Key Qualifications and Experience:</strong></p><ul><li>Experience in adolescent mental health, with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and needs of this age group.</li><li>Demonstrated experience working with middle and secondary school students, demonstrating an ability to connect with and support students during these critical developmental stages.</li><li>A strong track record of creating positive, respectful relationships within a school community and leading multi-disciplinary teams.</li><li>Commitment to continuous personal and professional development, with the ability to mentor and coach staff effectively.</li><li>Alignment with the Catholic Dominican ethos, dedicated to fostering an environment where all students feel valued, supported, and capable of achieving their full potential.</li></ul><p><strong>About Us:</strong></p><p>St Mary’s College is an R-12 school, educating girls in the Catholic Dominican tradition since 1869. Our Dominican spirit inspires us to be seekers of truth, to be daring and courageous, open minded and to hold an unwavering commitment to inclusivity and welcome.</p><p>St Mary’s College empowers young women to excel in learning and in life. We nurture relationships that challenge and support students to contribute to a more just and compassionate world.</p><p><strong>How to apply:</strong></p><p><strong>If you are interested in learning more about this role, we invite applicants to contact College Principal Clare Nocka for a confidential discussion at Ph: 08 8216 5700</strong></p><p>Potential applicants are asked to visit the college website to obtain an Applicant Information Package <strong></strong> </p><p>The Application Information Package provides context and further information on how to apply for this position. </p><p><strong>Applications Close: Monday 17th June 2024 at 9:00 am</strong></p><p><br /> </p>