Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Melbourne



As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game–from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary we are all united by a common goal, toprogress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities.


The Wellbeing Coordinator is responsible for promoting the development and performance of wellbeing strategies within the NAB League club and providing individual support and guidance to drive players to pursue off field study, work experience or any other form of development.

We are looking for multiple Wellbeing Coordinators across the following NAB League metro regions:

- Western Jets
- Northern Knights
- Oakleigh Chargers
- Eastern Ranges
- Dandenong Ranges You will join the NAB League region as a Part time employee working 8 hours per week on either the Boys program (9 month contract) or the Girls program (5 month contract).

Please note, employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a Valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.


- Promoting the development and implementation of wellbeing strategies within the club
- Facilitating the delivery of social education programs for players, including but not limited to, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health etc.
- Attendance of training and matches (at Club’s discretion)
- Constant liaison with management and coaching staff to develop players (both on and off the ground) during their time in the program
- Provide individual support and guidance to drive players to pursue off field study, work experience or any other appropriate form of personal development
- Develop, guide and counsel players on themes linked to both personal and football related topics when appropriate.
- Advocate for Safeguarding children and ensuring we are doing all we can to keep children within our programs safe at all times OUR IDEAL TEAM MEMBER

- Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills including the ability to effectively liaise with diverse stakeholder groups including players, coaches, parents and other staff
- Demonstrated ability to be discreet and work with confidential and sensitive information
- Have a sound understanding of the NAB League and the Code of Conduct
- Understanding of processes pertaining to medical and professional referral services (e.g. psychologists, doctors, counsellor)
- Flexibility in responding to the unique needs of pathway players
- Previous experience in dealing with adolescents and issues to do with wellbeing
- Understanding and experience with Safeguarding Children processes and practices
- Qualification in Psychology, Counselling or Education or related field (preferred)
- Previous Professional and formal training within wellbeing area (preferred)
- Either have completed the following or have a willingness to complete the following: Mental Health First Aid Youth Certificate ASSIST training and SAFE Talk Training THE PERKS

- We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
- My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
- AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
- My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners
- Play Your Way – A flexible approach to your working life Applications Close: 16 January 2020

  • access
  • coaching
  • education
  • nutrition