First listed on: 17 September 2021

Head of Student Health and Wellbeing


Full Time Ongoing

Start date: Term 1 2022

Closing date: 12 October 2021

MLC School is looking for a skilled and compassionate Head of Student Health and Wellbeing who will educate and inspire young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and in the lives of others

About MLC School

Founded in 1886, MLC School is an independent, nonselective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in Sydney’s inner-west.  Our tagline ‘dare to be more’ is not only our goal for our students, it applies equally to our staff.

Our highly professional staff, under the guidance of Principal Ms Lisa Moloney, challenge girls and encourage them to question traditional perceptions and roles of women.

The MLC School girl is at the heart of everything we do.

Who is the MLC School girl?

The MLC School girl is empowered with skills and capabilities that enable her to be adaptive, compassionate and courageous so she can confidently take her place in an ever-changing society. She embraces new challenges and opportunities; and strives for excellence. She is cared for and well supported so that she can confidently focus on her own individual, personal and academic growth. A wide selection of subject choices, as well as an extensive co-curricular program, aims to empower girls to be self-reliant and play an active role in their futures.

About the position

The Head of Student Health and Wellbeing will be a registered psychologist who is responsible for the leadership and delivery of counselling and psychological services across the student body, designing and conducting counselling programs from Pre K-12, and for providing external referrals to support the wellbeing and academic needs of students in the full range of domains.  In this context, the Head of Student Health and Wellbeing is the team leader who oversees provision of specialist advice to executive, teachers, parents and carers regarding students experiencing psychological, social or emotional distress.

Selection Criteria

You will be able to demonstrate your ability and commitment to:

  • Leading and delivering counselling services for students from Pre-K to Year 12
  • Leading the provision of health services, working collaboratively with the Senior Nurse to oversee the management of Junior and Senior Health Centres
  • Overseeing counselling and consultancy to individual students and/or their parents, providing appropriate feedback and follow up to parents, teachers and pastoral care staff, and assisting individuals and cohorts of students who are experiencing difficulties such as social anxiety, depression, communication problems, conflict resolution issues and working memory
  • Assisting teaching and other staff to identify and address student specific needs, social, emotional learning and/or behaviours
  • Working collaboratively as a member of the Pastoral Care Team and with the Learning Enrichment Department, parents and caregivers and other agencies to develop school-based support from parents

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a number of excellent benefits including

  • Dedicated focus on professional growth and development
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • State of the art facilities and collegiate environment
  • Employee Assistance Program available to you and your immediate family
  • Salary packaging and access to LSL after 5 years’ service
  • Discounted School fees
  • Onsite parking, easy access to public transport and Westfield Shopping Centre
  • Access to the School’s gym and indoor Aquatic Centre

How to apply

All applications are to be submitted via MLC School’s online Careers Portal and include:

  • a cover letter addressing the vacancy being applied for;
  • a resume;
  • a copy of your academic transcript; and
  • the names and contact details of three confidential referees.

You must upload your application in a single PDF document. 

Applications close on 12 October 2021.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only and MLC School reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

We do not welcome interest from recruitment agencies at this time.

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