At Seymour College, we work to create a positive and engaging school environment that promotes the health, wellbeing and learning outcomes of students through improving resilience, coping skills, personal engagement, a sense of belonging and life skills.
The Student Wellbeing Coordinator works with other welfare professionals and agencies to address student needs which can be placed under four domains that provide a staged response to addressing the needs of students within the college environment:
· Primary prevention – developing and promoting whole school health and wellbeing initiatives including addressing student attendance, transition and transience;
· Early intervention – coordinate and facilitate small group programs for students;
· Complex response intervention – develop case coordination for individual student support;
· Postvention. – restoring wellbeing for students, families and staff in response to a crisis or complex event
These levels of service delivery span the continuum of care provision and to some extent overlap, from the support needed by all children and young people, to the additional support needed in crisis situations. For example, to improve student attendance, the Student Wellbeing Coordinator may work in early intervention, to address a student’s recent, unexplained absence from school, and to address the multiple risk factors presented by a student requiring a complex response.