Wellbeing Coordinator | Part Time 0.5FTE | 3-Year Contract

Applications Close: Friday January 22 2021

Wellbeing Coordinator | Part Time 0.5FTE | 3-Year Contract

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia that plays a key leadership, governance and funding role to football throughout the State whilst also driving the overall development and growth of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

WA Football is in an exciting period and we are now in the market for a dedicated and driven Wellbeing Coordinator to to deliver individualised programs and initiatives in the areas of wellbeing, mental health, personal development and off field career planning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the WA State Academy IDP process;
  • Act as the primary conduit between Schools, clubs, WA State Academies and the AFL National Academy regarding individual football development;
  • Regular meetings with individual players with regards to player IDP’s;
  • Assist with AFL National Academies when required and attend AFL Wellbeing educational seminars;
  • Deliver 1:1 and group sessions regarding:  mental health, public speaking/media training, social media, personal growth and life skills;
  • Review minimum standard compliance for State Academy;
  • Coordinate and manage the national based athlete wellbeing monitoring system for WA athletes;
  • Develop a working relationship with each Club’s wellbeing staff to open lines of communication in relation to athletes in both State and Club League squads;
  • Develop and maintain a network of resources who may need to assist in key welfare outcomes ie. referral to Professional Services for players and staff;
  • Where appropriate and in conjunction with AFLW/WA clubs, support players in seeking employment, living arrangements, and education; and
  • Support players transitioning into and out of the State Academy, including those not selected in the AFLW draft process.

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in athlete wellbeing;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and contemporary wellbeing strategies and initiatives;
  • Educational facilitation experience with groups of young athletes;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of young athletes; and
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

All applicants will be required to present a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

The role will be offered with a 3-year (0.5FTE) maximum term contract).

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume online via SEEK. Applications close 12pm, 22 January 2021.

The West Australian Football Commission is committed to equal opportunity in employment and the principles of diversity. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.