,

Career Practitioner ES1-3

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1283107

Reference: 1283107

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Selection Criteria

ES 1-3

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be able to clearly demonstrate:

1. A broad understanding or experience in career counseling and hold or be willing to complete the one year Graduate Certificate in Career Education/ Career Development.


2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with teaching and ES staff, students, parents, service providers, industry and the wider school community.


3. The ability to be flexible, adaptable and multitask while meeting deadlines. A willingness to accept significant responsibility, work independently and ensure college compliance with DET accountability requirements.

4. Excellent organisational skills & computer skills.

Role

Specific role & responsibilities requirements:

The Specific Duties of the Careers Practitioner is to combine the co-ordination of Careers Education with the Specific Duties of Careers Counsellor and VET co-ordination, including:

  • Co-ordination of the Career Education Program.
  • Acting in resource, liaison and advisory capacity & disseminating information to PLTs.
  • Liaison with industry, businesses, employers, tertiary institutions and service clubs.
  • Course selection advice to students in Years 9-12.
  • Ongoing contact with parents and former students.
  • Organisation of Work Placements.
  • Any other duties as required by the Principal that relate to Careers Education.

 

The successful applicant needs to be flexible and open minded in the following areas:

A.         CAREERS RESOURCE CENTRE

The maintenance of a pleasant, informal centre where students are encouraged to browse and seek advice individually or in small groups. The centre should be stacked with the latest career information and displays of suitable material supported by regular notices included in newsletters.

B.         LIAISON WITH STAFF, INDUSTRY, COMMUNITY AND PARENTS

  • Liaise with staff to encourage the classroom teacher to incorporate career education material within the curriculum.
  • Maintain community contact with local employers, community service groups and the LLEN.
  • Organise guest speakers and to gain relevant information for class use.
  • Be available for parent interviews and encourage parent involvement in career counselling.
  • Support past students where appropriate who are  seeking careers advice
  • Work closely with representatives of the Head Start Program on a weekly basis to ensure FSC students have knowledge of and full access to the range of opportunities afforded by the program and that career guidance in the college actively promotes Head Start opportunities.

 

C.         STUDENT COUNSELLING

  • Provide opportunities for individual counselling of students
  • Encourage students to seek appointments to discuss their pathways options
  • Maintain a high level of communication with all senior students about Career Pathways through assemblies, classes, CATS and discussion groups
  • Advertise the opportunities for individual counselling with students and their parents through Information Nights and newsletters.

 

D.         WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is closely allied with careers education. At FSC the Careers Co-ordinator is expected to organise the Work Experience Program for Years 10, and Years 11 and 12 where appropriate and organise mock interviews.

  • Ensure students are prepared through class work in areas such as work integration, study of issues such as unions, resolution of employer/employee disputes, etc.
  • Organise placement of students. This task requires considerable liaison with employers and may necessitate travel and time away from school.
  • Ensure that all legal requirements are met, e.g. arrange completion of forms, worksite scrutiny, visitation of students on the job by class teachers etc.
  • Follow up work experience through interview of students and contact employers. Collect and process reports from employers and teachers.

E.         VET

Co-ordinate the VET/ SBAT /SWL Programs.

  • Ensure compliance with Child Safety Regulations regarding VET/SBAT/SWLs.
  • Monitor attendance and engagement of students in VET/SBAT/SWLs.
  • Provide professional development to staff as required
  • Liaise with local VET cluster regarding programs offered at the school, and work placements to be carried out by students as part of their VET programs
  • Attend local Careers / VET / VCAL network meetings and some career practitioner briefings at TAFEs throughout the year
  • Ensure all documentation regarding VET/SBATs/SWLs and VET Tasters is submitted to VASS Co-ordinator for data entry.
  • Liaise with RTOs and industry to explore SBAT opportunities for our students
  • Meet with RTOs, parents and students as required
  • To support the VCAL students regarding Structured Workplace Learning opportunities.
  • Coordinate staff visiting work placements
  • Ensure students, employers and staff visiting placements complete relevant paperwork
  • Respond to issues that may arise during work placements in cooperation with relevant teacher

 

Other Details:

This position is 9am to 4 pm Monday to Friday with a 50 minute unpaid lunch break each day. As per DET requirements, this position has a 6 month trial period.

Current salary range at .8 is $ $53749 to $62907.  This will increase once the new agreement is signed off.

Responsibilities

Specific role & responsibilities requirements:

The Specific Duties of the Careers Practitioner is to combine the co-ordination of Careers Education with the Specific Duties of Careers Counsellor and VET co-ordination, including:

  • Co-ordination of the Career Education Program.
  • Acting in resource, liaison and advisory capacity & disseminating information to PLTs.
  • Liaison with industry, businesses, employers, tertiary institutions and service clubs.
  • Course selection advice to students in Years 9-12.
  • Ongoing contact with parents and former students.
  • Organisation of Work Placements.
  • Any other duties as required by the Principal that relate to Careers Education.

 

The successful applicant needs to be flexible and open minded in the following areas:

A.         CAREERS RESOURCE CENTRE

The maintenance of a pleasant, informal centre where students are encouraged to browse and seek advice individually or in small groups. The centre should be stacked with the latest career information and displays of suitable material supported by regular notices included in newsletters.

B.         LIAISON WITH STAFF, INDUSTRY, COMMUNITY AND PARENTS

  • Liaise with staff to encourage the classroom teacher to incorporate career education material within the curriculum.
  • Maintain community contact with local employers, community service groups and the LLEN.
  • Organise guest speakers and to gain relevant information for class use.
  • Be available for parent interviews and encourage parent involvement in career counselling.
  • Support past students where appropriate who are  seeking careers advice
  • Work closely with representatives of the Head Start Program on a weekly basis to ensure FSC students have knowledge of and full access to the range of opportunities afforded by the program and that career guidance in the college actively promotes Head Start opportunities.

 

C.         STUDENT COUNSELLING

  • Provide opportunities for individual counselling of students
  • Encourage students to seek appointments to discuss their pathways options
  • Maintain a high level of communication with all senior students about Career Pathways through assemblies, classes, CATS and discussion groups
  • Advertise the opportunities for individual counselling with students and their parents through Information Nights and newsletters.

 

D.         WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is closely allied with careers education. At FSC the Careers Co-ordinator is expected to organise the Work Experience Program for Years 10, and Years 11 and 12 where appropriate and organise mock interviews.

  • Ensure students are prepared through class work in areas such as work integration, study of issues such as unions, resolution of employer/employee disputes, etc.
  • Organise placement of students. This task requires considerable liaison with employers and may necessitate travel and time away from school.
  • Ensure that all legal requirements are met, e.g. arrange completion of forms, worksite scrutiny, visitation of students on the job by class teachers etc.
  • Follow up work experience through interview of students and contact employers. Collect and process reports from employers and teachers.

E.         VET

Co-ordinate the VET/ SBAT /SWL Programs.

  • Ensure compliance with Child Safety Regulations regarding VET/SBAT/SWLs.
  • Monitor attendance and engagement of students in VET/SBAT/SWLs.
  • Provide professional development to staff as required
  • Liaise with local VET cluster regarding programs offered at the school, and work placements to be carried out by students as part of their VET programs
  • Attend local Careers / VET / VCAL network meetings and some career practitioner briefings at TAFEs throughout the year
  • Ensure all documentation regarding VET/SBATs/SWLs and VET Tasters is submitted to VASS Co-ordinator for data entry.
  • Liaise with RTOs and industry to explore SBAT opportunities for our students
  • Meet with RTOs, parents and students as required
  • To support the VCAL students regarding Structured Workplace Learning opportunities.
  • Coordinate staff visiting work placements
  • Ensure students, employers and staff visiting placements complete relevant paperwork
  • Respond to issues that may arise during work placements in cooperation with relevant teacher

 

Other Details:

This position is 9am to 4 pm Monday to Friday with a 50 minute unpaid lunch break each day. As per DET requirements, this position has a 6 month trial period.

Current salary range at .8 is $ $53749 to $62907.  This will increase once the new agreement is signed off.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Our College is located in Foster, approximately 2.5 hours from Melbourne CBD.

Students at the College live in and around Wilsons Promontory National Park, the Wilsons Promontory and Corner Inlet National Marine Parks, Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, State forests, farming, fishing, hospitality, conservation, recreation, health and education are major industries, supporting a vibrant community rich in sporting, arts and cultural activities. The environment is highly valued by the community. The Corner Inlet area attracts many people who choose the lifestyle offered in such a rich natural area.

The College maintains an enrolment of 260 students and aims to cultivate all of the advantages inherent in being a country secondary college, most particularly, in the creation of an intimate, caring and nurturing learning environment where the potential of the individual is optimized. The College maintains a staff of 42 people, including teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our school has worked tirelessly over recent years to institute a comprehensive plan to improve the quality of teaching and learning and this has resulted in significant improvement in various aspects of our school’s data. Foster Secondary College achieves excellent results in NAPLAN data, Student Attitude To School data and VCE data. In all of these areas our school has outperformed like schools as well as the state average. In 2021, our school had the best VCE results for a Government school in all of the Gippsland Region. This was celebrated in the local press.

The curriculum at Foster Secondary College is designed to offer depth in student learning and meet the demands of breadth in choice as we prepare students for a life of education after they finish school. The College has introduced the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) from Years 7 – 10 and is continually engaged in developing new courses that reflect both VELS and the assessment of, for and as learning pedagogies that are inherent in VELS.  Students in Years 10 – 12 may access Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects, Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses or enrol in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program.

While there is some overlap in these different courses at post-compulsory stage of learning, the College has formed key partnerships through the VET cluster, the Bass Coast South Gippsland Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) and with neighbouring schools to enhance delivery options for students. While VCE results vary in some years according to the cohort of students, Foster Secondary College consistently enables students to reach their potential and has a very strong record in achieving tertiary placements in universities and TAFEs, apprenticeships and employment for Later Years students. 

Career Practitioner ES1-3

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Colleen Smith | 040990-5397

Career Practitioner ES1-3