Careers Practitioner - Ed Support Level 1-Range 3

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 11/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1289058

Reference: 1289058

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC 1 – Demonstrated passion, commitment, knowledge and skills that supports highly effective course/careers counselling and related careers program

SC 2 – Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills; a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents, employers, agencies and other staff

SC 3 – High level capacity to perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school / DET Policy and the personal attributes required to do this work with limited supervision and guidance

SC 4 – Demonstrate high level administrative, organizational and resource management skills and proficiency in using office systems and relevant software

SC 5 – Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team as well as being able to provide ongoing support and guidance to staff and students

SC 6 – Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the National Career Education Strategy (including Career Portfolios and Morrisby) and the ability to support students with VTAC applications


Position Summary

The Careers Practitioner helps prepare students for the world of work and links career and subject choice to independent learning. The Careers Practitioner supports students about careers of the future, and provides information and resources to assist them to plan their future vocational direction and opportunities in post school life.

The Careers Practitioner has specific responsibilities in relation to the development and implementation of programs related to the various options available to students as they contemplate post compulsory secondary school and post-school options, within the College, through the leadership of the Leading Teachers Careers & Pathways.

The Careers Practitioner has a comprehensive understating of the tertiary system, both in Australia and overseas, with a strong technical understanding of the ATAR and tertiary entrance requirements.

The Career Practitioner is responsible to the Principal through the Assistant Principal & Leading Teachers – Careers & Pathways

Essential Requirements of the Role

  • The successful applicant will have formal qualifications within Course Counselling/Careers Advisory or extensive knowledge of course counselling in a school environment
  • High organisation and time management skills
  • Familiarity with VTAC application processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Career Education Strategy (including Career Portfolios and Morrisby)
  • High Interpersonal Skills
  • Capacity to work as a member of team
  • Ability to support students from a range of backgrounds


Primary Responsibilities

  • Course counselling for students across years 10-12, including one to one counselling services for students, parents and the wider community
  • Liaise with and provide information to parents, staff and students about school administration procedures and policy.
  • Provide support in the implementation of Careers Education Framework
  • Liaise with service providers, welfare agencies and relevant organisations to facilitate student referral.
  • Student support in pathways related areas such as Work Experience placements and careers expo’s
  • Work with Leading Teachers to support Feeder school with subject selections and course counselling
  • Work with Leading Teachers to implement and manage the Careers Action Plans
  • Support Leading Teachers with Coordinating information rollout, counselling for selection of VTAC and other study options, provide a counselling service at Change of Preference time for VTAC and special Entry and Access Schemes
  • Maintain and make available all records regarding student pathways
  • Must have adequate Qualifications around Student course counselling and CAPs or extensive experience
  • General administration support as required
  • Use of Compass to support student pathways
  • Supporting college staff in achieving due dates and other required duties
  • Reports to the Careers and Pathways Leading Teachers and AP
  • Other duties as negotiated with the Principal

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

Please ensure that your application (via Recruitment Online) includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience, including detailed employment history, as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home and VIT number)
  • a response addressing each of the selection criteria (recommended 1 page per criteria)
  • Names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of at least three referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application/selection criteria.

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Applicants wishing further information about the college or this position, are encouraged to contact the Principal, Mr Simon Haber, prior to the closing date of applications. Please contact the General Office on 03-97490246 or email tarneit.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Tarneit Senior College – ‘Integrity, Innovation & Focus’.

Tarneit Senior College is located in a developing area of Wyndham, approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The school is in close proximity to Tarneit Station which has exceptional local PTV services or short walk/cycle to the school. As a Senior College, the school only caters for years 10-12 students.

The college is experiencing a period of sustained growth for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. In 2022 we have approximately 970+ students enrolled. In 2023, the expected enrolment will increase to beyond 1100 students with a long-term enrolment projection of up to 1500 students across the 3-year levels. The college has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities. In 2022 the College staffing profile consists of a College Principal, 3 Assistant Principals, 9.6 Leading Teachers, 5 Learning Specialists, 64.2 EFT Teachers, Business Manager, including 29.82 EFT Education Support Staff.

Our feeder schools are local P-9 colleges, including Baden Powell College, Truganina P-9 College, and Tarneit P-9 College. Significant enrolment also comes from new families moving into Tarneit.

Comprehensive curriculum, pathways and transition programs enable the College to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students. The college offers a comprehensive and rich VCE program that caters for student preference, and a well-established VCAL program that allows for applied learning. There is emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential.

The college first opened in 2012 with stages 1, in 2018 Stage 2 of the Master Plan was completed; stage 3 has been funded and will be built in 2023. The buildings are designed with contemporary learning environments that facilitate a student-centered learning approach. Our Learning environments features a variety of adaptable learning spaces with ICT a strong focus in each space. The College facilities include a single-court competition standard stadium, food technology kitchen & Commercial Kitchen, science, arts & music rooms, and a 380 seat Auditorium. Outside areas incorporating playing field, basketball/netball court, beach volleyball courts and shaded seating areas.

Through a caring and safe ‘House’ structure; individual students are encouraged to think, reflect and develop into successful learners so that they can take their place in society as informed, responsible and active members of the community of Tarneit and beyond.

We encourage our students to participate in our extensive range of extra-curricular activities and community engagement programs which are tailored to suit a range of interests and abilities. We believe participation in these programs improves academic performance, builds connectedness to peers, expands student interests, and develops the skills required to actively contribute to the broader community. 

Tarneit Senior College is defined by:

•A well balanced curriculum program that utilizes purposeful and explicit teaching aimed at empowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoing growth and development

•Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices that embrace a full range of post compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students

•The participation of staff in professional learning teams focussed on subject expertise and high level understanding of students

•Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff and students

•Effective channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions and strong links with the wider community

Our teaching & learning focus includes an emphasis on developing the literacy and numeracy technical skills of our Year 10 cohort. This involves an increase in time spent in literacy and numeracy related subjects at this year level.

We have a continual focus on improving Yr12 ATAR results. This approach focusses upon improving teaching & learning delivery and the use of data to understand then improve our work.

Tarneit Senior College offers the unique opportunity for teachers and staff to work in a specialised senior environment catering for a large number of VCE/VCAL & VET studies, whilst also having the capacity to embed their understanding, implementation and delivery of the Victorian Curriculum through year 10.

Tarneit Senior College seeks teachers and educational leaders who have a passion for teaching within their subject area to the highest level and maximising outcomes for all students. Tarneit Senior College has a strong commitment to the development of Literacy and Numeracy through our Technical programs at Year 10 and a strong Pastoral Care program known as Tarneit Time across all year levels; all teachers are expected to be active contributors to the development and implementation of 1 or more of these key initiatives.

Careers Practitioner - Ed Support Level 1-Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Simon Haber | 03 9749 0246

Careers Practitioner - Ed Support Level 1-Range 3