Student Wellbeing

Yarram Secondary College

Yarram, VIC

Posted 8/12/2019

Yarram Secondary College offers Year 7 to Year 12 coeducation on a single campus, located 220 kilometres from Melbourne. The township of Yarram, population 2100, is a central hub for the surrounding smaller, rural and agricultural communities.

The school has a large site with several ovals, sealed and covered recreational areas, and garden spaces. These surround a central core structure of 24 teaching and learning spaces, an administration block, a library, an open learning space and a two court shared community stadium.

Yarram Secondary College has a second campus, Yarram Community VCAL, based offsite and catering for students 16 to 21 years of age.

YSC is a member of the Wellington Network of Outer Gippsland, South Eastern Victoria Region. It is the major destination for students graduating from the five local primary schools (government and catholic). It attracts 95 per cent of the intake pool at Year 7, with the nearest alternative secondary schools situated over 50 kilometres away.

Total enrolment numbers, currently at 315, have remained relatively stable with a balance of student transfers in and out. The projected enrolments show a slight decline based upon population demographics. The school provides for students in the township and those who are bussed in from surrounding areas (200).

Students come from a range of family backgrounds, with an overall Student Family Occupation and Education index of 0.5409. The notable recent change to economic circumstance is the impact of the dairy industry on the wellbeing and provision for families. Assistance is provided through individual educational plans for Koorie students, Out of Home Care students and those on the program for students with disabilities (including a specialised learning centre).

The 2019 staffing profile includes: two principal class members, two leading teachers, two learning specialists and 23.2 equivalent full time teaching staff (EFT) and 14.8 EFT education support staff.

The school motto is ‘Learning for Life’ and opportunities to ‘learn local, live global’ are embraced. The tradition of developing the whole student through a balanced focus upon academic, vocational, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes continues.

The school curriculum is based upon the Victorian Curriculum.

A collaborative, inquiry based personalised curriculum which builds students’ 21st century learning capabilities is provided as: Year 8 Broadening Horizons, Year 9 Community and Year 10 Entrepreneurial Change Makers programs.

A range of senior course pathways include the Victorian Certificate of Education, Vocational Education and Training (on and off site), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and University courses via face to face, Distance Education and Polycom delivery.

Enrichment opportunities are provided through art, music, chess, instrumental music, performance productions, leadership, public speaking, camps and excursions, sport and external online and residential academic programs in Maths, Science and Engineering.

Global connections are offered through a Sister School program, involving reciprocal exchange visits, including the Year 9 Young Leaders to china program. Year 12 students can participate in an end of secondary schooling trip to Cambodia to undertake humanitarian and environment work.

Selection Criteria


1. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain comprehensive case notes/records.
2. Demonstrated ability to work independently in undertaking individual support and counselling for students and families.
3. Experience in coordinating the delivery of a range of student wellbeing support services/programs.
4. Capacity to conduct relevant professional learning programs for staff.
5. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain networks that enhance the provision of effective internal and external services for students at risk.
6. Effectively lead a team of staff to achieve the outcomes aligned with the organisation’s goals.


Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions. Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations.

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal. Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school. Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


  • Manage the delivery of support services to students, teachers, parents and other school clients.
  • Ensure all external providers deliver the required service.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Other Information

This is a leadership position with roles amd responsibities as delegated by the Principal. Specific roles and responsiobities can be provided upon request - contact YSC for more information.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

Program Benefits

No job description available


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