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Director of Wellness will have an integral role in leading and enhancing all aspects of students and staff wellness (wellbeing), be responsible for the review, development, implementation and oversight of exceptional and bespoke wellbeing programs, structures, policies and procedures that align with the School/Company’s Attributes of Wellbeing, including Aspirational Wellbeing, Cognitive Wellbeing, Emotional Wellbeing, Moral Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, and Spiritual Wellbeing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Director of Wellness provides outstanding leadership across the whole School/Company that places student and staff wellbeing at the heart of the School/Company’s vision and core values.

  • Lead and complete the development and implementation of a rigorous strategic wellbeing framework that has a coherent philosophical foundation consistent with the Company or School’s vision and core values, involving key stakeholders including students, staff and parents
  • Ensure the School/Company is providing integrated and research-based preventative approaches that support the wellbeing of students and staff

Framework and Attributes of Wellbeing

  • Develop and lead Wellbeing Team
  • Oversee the development, application and review of all School/Company wellbeing policies and practices, including pastoral care structures
  • Oversee School counselling services
  • Lead a strong community wellbeing education program; mentor and take an active role in the various wellbeing programs and activities for students and staff
  • Support the development and implementation of student transition programs
  • Develop strategic and sustainable partnerships with organisations and agencies that support the School/Company’s wellbeing strategy, including a system of monitoring students ‘at risk’
  • Liaise and consult with parents, staff and students concerning student wellbeing and pastoral needs

Professional Learning and Team Leadership

Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to support staff development, and to promote a high performing wellbeing team.

  • Work collaboratively with teaching and co-curricular staff to embed practices that actively support student wellbeing
  • Work closely with colleagues on the Wellbeing Team to develop and implement an effective approach to student wellbeing that is consistently applied across CISS schools
  • Mentor staff and provide constructive and informed feedback to support, promote and acknowledge exceptional pastoral care
  • Promote and support relevant professional learning opportunities for staff
  • Present at Staff Professional Learning, Parent Events, School Open Days, and School Assemblies, and any other School/Company events/activities as required
  • Develop relevant documentation including handbooks, course outlines and scope and sequence documentation

Facilities and Financial Management

Manage facilities and finances to ensure they are directed to achieving student and staff outcomes and a positive return for the implementation of wellbeing strategies.

  • Ensure that a supportive and safe environment is provided
  • Actively assess the value of external speakers and events
  • Maintain and manage the wellbeing budget and develop budget submissions in conjunction with the Leadership Team and Company/School Chief Accountant

Work Health and Safety

This role is deemed to be assigned as a member of H&S Committee, the Director of Wellbeing must:

  • Take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that her/his actions or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
  • Comply with any reasonable instruction given by the Company/School
  • Assist in the support of a safe workplace by reporting hazards, incidents, accidents and potential risk
  • Appropriately use any equipment provided at the workplace

Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the Company/School that is related to health and safety at the workplace

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in education, school counseling/psychology/health or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a leadership role of student/staff wellness; working experience in K-12 international school would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving excellence in pastoral care, education, and a passion for the development of a holistic wellbeing approach that meets the needs of all students and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff to learn, bringing vision to life and encouraging a culture of innovation, professionalism and collaboration
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the formulation, writing and effective implementation of policy documents
  • Proven ability to write and develop curriculum documents
  • Experience managing a team of wellbeing professionals (desirable)

Abilities/Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of pastoral care, wellbeing and the social and emotional capabilities
  • Rich knowledge of current innovations in wellbeing and experience in the collaborative development of high-functioning professional teams
  • Ability to use research and evidence to guide decision making
  • Ability to empower young people and encourage self-reliance and resilience
  • Ability to provide candid and considered feedback to peers, colleagues and staff
  • Open, collegial, consultative style that combines a disposition towards distributed leadership with a willingness to lead from the front
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to lead by example and delegate effectively
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to engage with people from varying backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Ability to take a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to show continuing professional learning and capacity for reflection
  • Self-motivated, conscientious, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Honesty, integrity and compassion
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with the School’s leadership
  • A desire to be actively engaged in the life of the School

WORKING CONDITIONS

Director of Wellbeing collaborate with various stakeholders across the CISS and external experts and agencies related to the area of wellness:

  • Works closely with the CISS Leadership Team (Leadership Chair, Principal, Vice Principal)
  • Works in conjunction with the Admissions Team, ASO Team, and Reception Team (BCIS), divisional lead teachers and all teachers to identify potential at-risk students in both the Vietnamese and Canadian programs

Communicates with the parent community to bridge the gap between home and school

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

Standard office hours Monday to Friday, Saturday’s morning, including schools’ activities and events outside of normal working hours. This role will be entitled highly competitive salary package, transport (school van) support for business travel/wellbeing events.

 

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