Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Adviser

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Job Reference:
External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Business Unit:
South Australian Sports Institute
Valetta Road, Kidman Park
Salary Range:
$83,273 - $92,614
Up to 2 Years
Closing Date:
12 Dec 2022

Role Highlights

  • Key role working closely with a range of coaches, athletes and their families.
  • Support the next generation of SA Olympians and Paralympians.
  • Foster and retain talent within the SA high performance sport system.

Role Details

Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement (AW&E) is recognised as essential to the fostering and retention of talent in the Australian high performance sport system. AW&E supports sustained excellence in high performance as well as success in other major aspects of life. SASI recognises the important roles of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and the National Institute Network (NIN) partners who collaborate in an effort to deliver best practice in AW&E. The SASI AW&E Adviser supports athletes as they navigate high performance programs, empowering them to find a balance between wellbeing, engagement in activities outside of training and competition, and the requirements of sport. This includes providing athletes with opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as referral for mental health servicing and meaningful community engagement initiatives. Effective delivery of this support requires sophisticated understandings, both of an athlete’s individual needs and the HP environment in which they operate. Underpinning all ‘operational’ considerations is a cultural foundation that ensures that an athlete’s experience of a HP program is affirmative, encouraged, and supported, and that athletes are able to talk positively about their time in sport. The AW&E Adviser reports to the Performance Services Manager. The role holder will foster strong working relationships with coaches, athletes and their families, SASI staff and the National AW&E Network.

Special Conditions

  • The Incumbent will be required to participate in the Agency's Performance Management Program.
  • The Incumbent may be assigned to another position at this remuneration level or equivalent.
  • Some work outside of normal hours may be required.
  • Some interstate travel involving overnight absences will be required.
  • This role requires a Working with Children Check.
  • Current South Australian driver’s license is essential
  • You must be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work within Australia for the length of the temporary appointment.

Essential Qualification:

  • Tertiary qualifications in education, psychology, social work, business, sports management or other relevant field

For more information please see the role description:

About the Department

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is the lead agency for the Government’s policy on sport and active recreation. ORSR is responsible for State Government policy and legislation as it relates to the sector, its key programs, sport and recreation infrastructure and funding programs. The ORSR supports sport and recreation organisations, Councils and the community through the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity.

About the Business

The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) is the High Performance Sports hub in South Australia. Its purpose is empowering people to achieve their sporting dreams and inspiring South Australians. SASI does this by: 

  • Providing the highest quality daily training environment, including embracing leading-edge technologies to optimise the performance of its people, programs, projects and partners. 
  • Optimsing national representation and medal success on the world stage for South Australian-based athletes and teams 
  • Pursuing excellence in practice, services and culture 
  • Developing sustainable talent pathways for athletes and coaches
  • Enhancing the community’s engagement with SASI  

Contact Us

Enquiries to Keren Faulkner - Performance Services Manager
(08) 7424 7671
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.