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Careers, Pathways & Transition

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warragul

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1282852

Reference: 1282852

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warragul

Selection Criteria

KSC1  Demonstrated capacity to develop professional knowledge and experience to deliver required services including case management and course/career counselling.

KSC2  Demonstrated capacity to develop knowledge of community services, local training providers, and alternative programs.

KSC3  Highly developed communication skills with a range of stakeholders including students, parents, teachers, support staff, work experience placements, tertiary providers, and other relevant agencies and organisations

KSC4  Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues to improve student outcomes and/or services

KSC5  Demonstrated organisational and time management skills in a work environment where day to day priorities and tasks may vary considerably

Role

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

  • To manage the careers, pathways, and structured workplace learning functions with a high level of autonomy.
  • Work with the leadership team to design and deliver career development programs based as required.
  • Acknowledge and provide for the career development needs of students with a disability and experience in transition support.
  • Provide a one-to-one counselling service for students, parents, and the wider school community, including post compulsory options and career planning
  • Keep students aware of developments in workforce, industry areas and further education opportunities in the area/state/country
  • Develop students’ skills in resume and cover letter writing and interview skills.
  • Participate in running school information nights
  • 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.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

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

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.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

Warragul Regional College is a medium sized rural secondary college catering for 800 students in years 7 - 12.

The College is set on 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and as it is sited on one of the highest points of the township, the College is known as the School on the Hill.

Warragul Regional College has a proud history and celebrated its centenary in 2011.

The school provides a wide range of curriculum options to cater for its students. Students are encouraged to develop personalised learning with a focus on pathways, differentiation and extension. Students can choose elective subjects from year 8 onwards, with aspirations rather than age being the driver of choice. Our curriculum is informed by student choice and curriculum is developed to suit.

Students are empowered to undertake personal growth through goal setting and development of personal management skills.

Coupled with these things is our understanding of the workforce needs of local and future industry. The school is able to provide our students with access to high quality trade educational facilities and cutting-edge equipment. To further support our strategy, the school has recently completed and opened $5.3m state of the art STEAM Centre

The school is the lead for the West Gippsland Trade Training Alliance, which among its assets boasts a Trade Trading Centre delivering Vocational Education Training (VET) to our students. Access begins at year 9 and goes through to apprentice training in newly renovated facilities on the college campus. The Trade Training Centre plays a lead role in both our VCAL and VET pathways streams.

To support the rural community, students are also offered a pathway into agriculture. This utilises extensive horticultural facilities available on site. This enables hands on learning in all aspects of agriculture with a new emphasis on horticulture.

The school also provides students access to a wide range of sports with well maintained fields catering for all major sports complimented by a very well equipped gymnasium.

Warragul is 100 kilometres east of Melbourne in one of the fastest growth areas of the State. Warragul is ideally situated for water, snow and hiking activities that students can readily access. The education market is highly competitive, there are 8 secondary schools (including government and independent) with in a 20 km radius of the college.  

Our Vision

Our vision statement was developed with input from all our stakeholder groups. As such, it is a vision that reflects our collective beliefs.

“Warragul Regional College will be the school of choice for our community because we develop talents, nurture curiosity and empower individuals to follow their passion.

To do this, we will become more like a garden than a factory - we will nurture learning experiences suited to each student.

We believe that learning is growing.”

Our Values

The College has four key values (CARE):

  • Community: We take care of each other
  • Achievement: We strive for excellence
  • Respect: We respect people and property
  • Effort: We work hard

We expect all members of our learning community to demonstrate these values every day.

At Warragul Regional College we believe that `learning is growing', and that all students should progress in the growth of their learning regardless of their (individual) starting points.

We define learning as being actively involved in the process of acquiring, understanding and applying knowledge and skills.

We believe that good learners:

  • show passion and motivation
  • practice and persist
  • challenge themselves and explore possibilities
  • reflect and evaluate
  • learn with and learn from others
Careers, Pathways & Transition

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Nicole Pryor | 5623 9900

Careers, Pathways & Transition