Careers Practitioner - ES1-3 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 10/06/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1415314

Reference: 1415314

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the development and implementation of a school careers and managed individual pathways program.

SC2    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a part of an effective team.

SC3    Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills.

SC4    Demonstrated organisational and time management skills in a work environment where day to day priorities and tasks may vary considerably

SC5    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth.


This exciting role will work closely with and support our current Careers and Pathways Team (made up of a Leading Teaching for Careers/Pathways and the VET Coordinator) to deliver the following responsibilities.

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.


  • Provide individual careers and pathways counselling and support to students across the college.
  • Collaborate and support students in the creation and development of career action and pathway plans.
  • Support Year 11 & 12 students, including individual counselling, and guidance regarding VTAC applications, SEAS and post-Year 12 options in further education, training, and employment.
  • Coordinate and assist with Morrisby Program for Year 9 students and the college Work Experience Program.
  • Monitor and track students post-exit as required by DET policy and provide support to students as needed.
  • Coordinate or assist in delivering key careers events including work experience, course counselling and careers excursions.
  • Support students in finding work experience and Structured Workplace Learning placements.
  • Ensure accurate and up to date records/databases are maintained for pathway planning.
  • Deliver careers and pathways related information for students, staff and families as required.
  • Provide employment advice and resources for students relating to part-time work, resume building and volunteer work, and other opportunities as required.
  • Maintain resources appropriate to careers and pathways.
  • Seek and develop new and innovative opportunities to support student careers and pathway planning.
  • Maintain regular communication with students and families via Compass, email, and the college newsletter.
  • Support the Careers and Pathways Team with the administration of VET programs.
  • Other duties as directed by the College Principal, Leading Teacher for Careers/Pathways or the VET Coordinator).

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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

Location Profile

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College (KWRSC) is a large co-education public school situated in the high-growth corridor of the Southeastern suburbs with easy access to Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula and the Melbourne CBD.

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College is going through an exciting change with a newly appointed Principal in Term 4 of 2023, and a new Principal Team formed for the beginning of 2024.

Our past and current enrolment sits around 1050 students. Many students travel by bus to attend the college.  Our current staffing profile consists of the Principal, 4.4 Assistant Principals, ten Leading Teachers, six Learning Specialists, seventy-one Classroom Teachers and thirty-one Education Support Staff.  Koo Wee Rup is a progressive community with a focus on community engagement and support.  The school is active in the Cardinia Network developing partnerships with other network primary and secondary schools.

The College is situated around attractive spacious grounds.  Previous rebuilds have enabled the update of three learning community centres with plans to upgrade the other centres when the opportunity arises through the Department.

Our vision is ¿to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and excellence in a community which provides all students with the opportunity to achieve their personal best¿.  We emphasise the importance of students being independent and responsible, and we instil the values of personal best, honesty and integrity, and respect for others.

At KWRSC our Strategic Plan 2020-2024 goals are to

-          Improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy across all domains,

-          Develop improved engagement of students in their learning, and

-          Improve student health and wellbeing across the school.

Curriculum offerings in Years 7, 8 and 9 consist of core components covering the key Domains.  In Years 9 and 10, elective offerings complement the core subjects.  Students are also able to study VCE subjects as part of their Year 10 studies.  In Years 11 and 12, we offer a comprehensive program that allows students to engage in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

The College has strong connections to the Head Start initiative and we currently have and will continue to have students undertake an array of SBAT options.  We also offer Certificate II VETDSS on campus to support the priority VET pathways as surfaced by the Firth review and the exciting new VCE VM senior certificate option.

KWRSC has a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including Instrumental Music, Musical Productions and Festivals and a wide range of excursions, competitions, sports programs, and camps as approved by the School Council.

Careers Practitioner - ES1-3 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 10/06/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3


Shaun Doherty | 03 5997 1444

Careers Practitioner - ES1-3 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)