Student Wellbeing Officer

Location Other Locations
Job Type Contract
Reference Ad-25214
Contact Shivangi Sharma

About Us

MTC is a social enterprise that enables people to overcome barriers on their path to meaningful work. We do this through the employment, mentoring and training programs we deliver.

Each year we support over 20,000 people across NSW and QLD that are vulnerable and experiencing disadvantage with new skills, confidence, and opportunities.

About the Role

We are looking for someone to join our youth and community team (YAC) on a part time basis for a 12 month contract. This role will be based in a school setting which means it will be during school hours. 

The Student Wellbeing program works closely with partner high schools and primary schools within the Sydney and Illawarra regions, to deliver student resilience and wellbeing services to school students through group and individual support.

Reporting to the Youth and Community Manager, the Student Wellbeing Officer will be responsible for the below duties, such as:

  • Provide students with support and/or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
  • Organise and facilitate one-on-one and group sessions with students and staff, and prepare materials and resources as needed.
  • Facilitate community partnership programmes between the school and the wide community, under the direction of the school principal.
  • Develop relationships with, and refer students to, specialist services within the school or externally as appropriate, under the direction of the school principal.
  • Provide individual support to all referred students and ensure individualised plans are developed collaboratively with students to identify goals and strategies for their engagement at school or other agreed education objective.
  • Ensure all activities are risk assessed and a risk management plan is developed in consultation with participating schools.

About You:

The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification Certificate IV in Youth Work or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the NSW Education system and general school operations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Child Protection Act
  • Current NSW driver's licence and access to vehicle
  • Demonstrated experience assisting disengaged young people to remain in school or participate in further education through coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience working in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Experience building rapport and working relationships with stakeholders and program participants and ability to forge effective partnerships with a range of key stakeholders.

Why Choose Us

At MTC, you will have the opportunity to become a positive and lasting influence on someone’s life.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and at MTC, you will be working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with lived experience of disability are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If there are reasonable adjustments to a recruitment process, role, or your work environment to help you, let us know.

Our core values of empathy, innovation, collaboration, and achievement, create a customer-centric culture that empowers us to do what it takes for our customers to know that they matter.

We also offer:

  • Salary packaging and incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Recognition and Reward scheme

Now is the time to act and be rewarded by making a difference to your community. To learn more about MTC and our opportunities, go to

How to apply

Applications are being reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible with a resume and cover letter.

As part of our commitment to the safety of the children and vulnerable communities we work with, you will be required to undergo a Police Clearance (conducted by MTC) and maintain a valid Working with Children Check (funded by you).