Careers Practitioner ES Level 1, Range 4

Job posted: 11/06/2024
Applications close: 24/06/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1419885

Reference: 1419885

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1   Extensive knowledge and experience of Vocational Education and Training (VET), VCAL and VCE Pathways in a school setting.

SC2   Demonstrated high level oral and communication skills, including articulation of goals, intervention strategies, data collection, evaluation, interpersonal and high organisational skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to achieve school goals.

SC3   A proven ability to apply analytical, investigative and conceptual skills to the development of new and innovative projects.

SC4   Demonstrated experience in the use of current career development software packages including Work Expo, Career Tools, VTAC and the capacity to engage with the development of materials and resources for the online environment.

SC5   Demonstrated capacity working with young people and communities, providing advice and support on matters relating to careers and educational pathways, together with current knowledge of agencies, networks and community services related to careers and pathways programs, including the demonstrated ability to deliver career development programs for Year 7 to Year 12 students.


Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

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 employees position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


·     Assist in the coordination, delivery and administration of a range of career support services across the school involving a range of work areas: Career Counselling, Year 7 & 8 'Career Exploration' through Learning for Success (L4S), Year 9 'Career Insight' through Pathways to Success (P2S ), Year 9 Morrisby, Year 10 Steps to Success (C2S), Year 10 Work Experience program, Year 11 & 12 Careers & Pathways Programs, VTAC, SEAS, Scholarships and Strategic Partnership Access and Pathways programs, VET, Structured Workplace Learning, SBAT's, Career Action Plans, Subject & Course Selections, Case Management of students at risks and Transition from school exemptions and exits.

·     Advise the whole school community in best practices in Careers & Pathways, including VET, Structured Workplace Learning, Work Experience and all career matters, e.g., Process, Policy, Outcomes & Programs.

·     Support the pathways team in the course and subject selection activities.

·     Provide professional counselling services to students and record all interviews in an electronic database.

·     Provide expertise and advice for students regarding options relating to careers, courses, pathways, and vocations.

·     Undertake Career Action Plan's interviews with Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students, including students at risk, Koorie students and students who may exit.

·     Run careers-based sessions via assemblies and in classes.

·     Collaborate and liaise with the VCE VM team regularly to improve the work-readiness of students.

·     Coordinate and assist students with work placement opportunities using the School to Work Portal and Work Expo.

·     Manage and coordinate regular meetings with the VCE VM Leaders.

·     Develop links with agencies to organise mock interviews.

·     Connecting at-risk students to short courses, training or employment opportunities.

·     Deliver VTAC & Pathway materials and undertake VTAC & Pathway interviews with each Year 12 VCE VM student seeking tertiary further studies or employment.

·     Target students for industry-based excursions, programs and guest speakers.

·     Ensure knowledge and expertise are kept updated regarding career trends, workforce changes and job opportunities to assist students in gaining employment.

·     Work collaboratively with parents, Wellbeing, Administration, Leadership teams and external organisations to support students transitioning to further education, training, or employment.

·     Work with leaders to review practices and make recommendations for future planning.

·     Work with, assist and participate actively in various Career events.

·     Develop strong relationships with commercial partners, community organisations, and the employment sector to benefit students.


·     Provide advice and support to the school community on careers, career pathways and educational pathways.

·     Utilise networks to actively research new opportunities for CESC.

·     Engage with the Head Start program to support students access to appropriate apprenticeships and traineeship pathway opportunities.

·     Provide support and assistance to students who have exited (aged 15+) and follow-up tracking six months after exit.

·     Develop strong relationships with commercial partners, community organisations, and the employment sector to benefit students.

·     Assist with the Destination Data, follow up tracking six months after exit.

·     Be committed to lifelong learning and undertake appropriate professional development.

·     Attend outside agency meetings such as; Careers Practitioners Seminars & DVCEA meetings.

·     Act as a resource person to students, staff, parents, community, employer groups, career and tertiary personnel.

·     Attend required SSG meetings to support students.

·     Participate in Parent/Teacher interviews, information evenings and course advice evenings for subject selection.

·     Provide feedback and knowledge to Assistant Principal's, leaders and teachers to ensure a collaborative approach to learning, ensure the success of careers-based programs and ultimately improve student outcomes.

·     Cooperate fully with requests by the Careers Development & Pathways Leader and School Leadership team to complete other career-related tasks not outlined in this job description, as required.


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

DE 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 includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

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.

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

Location Profile

Cranbourne East Secondary College (CESC), located in the Hunt Club Estate, adjacent to Cranbourne East Primary School and Marnebek School, was established in 2011. The College is in Cranbourne East, approximately 55 kilometers south-east from Melbourne CBD.  As a Public Private Partnership school, we continue to experience rapid enrolment growth, with a year 7-12 enrolment exceeding 2150 students in 2024, an almost 10% increase on 2023.


The Cranbourne East community and cohort is very multicultural, with a significant number of students born overseas and coming from language backgrounds other than English. Students from refugee backgrounds make up approximately 9.7% of the entire cohort and 1% of students are indigenous. The 2024 SFOE index is 0.4551.


The College currently has the equivalent of 173 full time staff, including a Principal, seven Assistant Principals, 11 Learning Specialists, 21 Leading Teachers, EFT 156.1 teaching staff, and 56.6 Education Support staff.

Cranbourne East Secondary College continues to develop a strong sense of community through areas of focus including house culture, student voice and agency, attendance and connectedness, transitions, Positive Education, and wellbeing.


CESC is known and respected for the high expectations we have of our entire community, in all aspects of college life. These expectations extend beyond agreed behaviours and are ingrained in the learning that students are demonstrating in the classroom and form the basis for our comprehensive extra-curricular programs.


At Cranbourne East Secondary College, we stand by our purpose and motto:

¿Giving every student, every opportunity to exceed their potential by providing a high-quality pathway to success.¿ 


We endeavour to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and co-operation which is underpinned by our college values of Respect, Growth, Achievement, and Responsibility.


It is these values that form the basis of our positive school-wide behaviour recognition which also encompasses extra-curricular engagement, leadership, and community service.


The College had a school review in 2023, with a new strategic plan in place for 2024-27. A review of the organisational structures occurred post this review to ensure comprehensive leadership in priority areas to support achievement of goals and targets.


The College is organised into year level teams for both students and teachers. Year Levels are led by teams of teaching and ES staff, overseen by a Sub-School Assistant Principal. Teams include leadership in the space of connectedness, engagement, transition, and voice and agency.

English, Maths, Science, Humanities, and Health and Physical Education are compulsory from Years 7 to 10 with the Arts, Technology and Languages compulsory in Junior School and offered as electives in the Middle Years.


Enrichment and support interventions are numerus at the College, including Connect 4 Success, Effective Reading Program, English and Mathematics enrichment classes, Applied Learning Programs, STEM and Sport Pathways, and Hands on Learning. Equal are the extra-curricular opportunities like Inter-School Sport, instrumental music program, annual College Production, and Blue Edge Program.


As students move into Senior School, broad and robust traditional Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Major (VM) pathways are available to students. The award winning VM Program has yielded immense, ongoing successes of our students, particularly coupled with the 4C¿s (Cultivating Creative Cultures with Communities) link. Ongoing growth in our VCE results has led to a consolidation of median student study score of 33 in 2023. Students have an immense breadth of subjects to choose from, with high enrolment and participation in Vocational Educational Training (VET) on-site and with community providers.


Our highly resourced careers team ensures each of our students are provided quality individual counselling towards their chosen career pathway, whilst supporting careers education from year 7 in curricular programs of Learning 4 Success, Pathways 2 Success, and year 10 core subject, Industry and Enterprise.

Our college wide, Instructional Model & Professional Learning Teams drive our teaching and learning practices. This approach to teaching and learning promotes consistency between learning areas and year levels, and supports targeted pedagogical approaches, using data, to meet students at their point of need to promote growth and achievement for every child.

We recognize and value the importance of wellbeing for all our students and in response have a dedicated team overseeing an extensive range of supports that ensure our students enter our classrooms ready to learn. This team works closely with sub-school leaders and work extends into the classroom with a collective focus on Positive Education and tiered supports. Staff are currently undertaking professional learning in the Berry Street Educational Model across the next two years to enhance trauma informed pedagogical approaches.

Careers Practitioner ES Level 1, Range 4

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4


Russell Lee | 03 5990 0200

Careers Practitioner ES Level 1, Range 4