First listed on: 27 November 2020

Wellbeing Coordinator (Residential College) 

About us:

Founded in 1872 as the first college of the University of Melbourne, Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community, inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise from Australia and around the world in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. With a staff of 300 employees and cohort in excess of 2,000 students, the College is celebrated for its high-quality education programs and active social engagement. 

About the role:

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Student Services, the Wellbeing Coordinator will provide initial counselling, referral, and advisory service for Trinity College Residential students, and works alongside the Student Leaders, Resident Advisors, Associate Dean and Dean to develop and implement the College’s wellbeing and pastoral care program.

The position work with the Associate Dean to develop, oversee and implement the wellbeing and pastoral care programs for the Residential College, including triaging cases, managing reports of student wellbeing from a variety of stakeholders, managing students at risk, the appointment of external referral agencies including counsellors, and the direction of proactive wellbeing programs for Residential students.

Skills & Experience:

To secure this exciting role, you will need a tertiary qualification relevant to the role in Social Work or Mental Health or other relevant area. A full membership eligibility for membership, of the AASW or APS or equivalent. Demonstrated experience in a similar role with specific work experience in the provision of counselling for young people as well as, experience in the assessment and management of complex cognitive and emotional, mental health, and developmental issues amongst a diverse population.

The successful candidate must also possess, experience in case-planning and case review, demonstrated ability in referring students to an appropriate external or internal support service, strong organisational and time management skills, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and an interest and desire to contribute to the educational vision, values, planning and strategies of the College.

Contract Term: This is a full-time, permanent position.

Salary:  Band 3 - FTE $75,253 to $81,968  plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading.

There will be occasional weekend work and work outside usual business hours, as required, which is in part acknowledged through the remuneration of this position and may also be acknowledged by appropriate leave in lieu, at the discretion of the Associate Dean


  • work in a warm and collegiate environment 
  • access to internal professional development 
  • access to wellbeing programs such as an EAP program, Pilates classes and heavily discounted gym memberships 
  • work-life balance and flexible fair work arrangements

Enquiries: Anthony McGirr, Associate Dean - Student Services / Phone: (03) 9348 7225

To Apply: Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or hold a valid work permit or visa. The successful applicant must secure, or be in the process of securing, a Working with Children approval. 

To be considered for this role, you must submit a current copy of your resume, cover letter and your response to the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description. 

Applications close by 5.00pm on Monday, 7 December 2020.

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