Flexible Learning Option Pathways Advisor ES1.3

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2024

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1337048

Reference: 1337048

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated high level of communication and organisational skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively, understand the processes to provide comprehensive careers and pathways advice to students, parents/guardians and colleagues.

SC2    A sound understanding of the needs of young people as they transition through secondary education with demonstrated ability to identify issues that prevent students achieving success and to develop strategies and programs to support them.

SC3     Demonstrated knowledge of Work Experience/Placement/VET programs including regulations and procedures

SC4    Demonstrated proficiency in the use and delivery of technology, specific to careers education resource tools and the capacity to maintain data integrity.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated skills and experience necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position

SC6     High level understanding of the needs of marginalised and vulnerable children who may have experienced complex trauma, including the barriers, enablers, and the ability to engage each child to progress their learning. Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, manage complex events and to balance competing demands.


Flexible Learning Option Pathways Advisor

  • Support students by providing advice on all career and pathways related issues. 
  • Have high level communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, parents/guardians, staff and members of the wider community.
  • Demonstrate highly developed organisation and planning skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of the school team.
  • Be familiar with computer-based resources, assessments and tools related to student careers programs – particularly Morrisby and Career Action Plans (CAP).

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 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.

Additional Information

  • The role is a fulltime onsite position located at the CaLM Campus in Kurunjang, with additional outreach work at Melton Library for FLIP Program Drop-In sessions with students.


  • To organise and manage student Career Action Plans (CAP’s)
  • To work with the school administration to ensure each student has an individual pathway supported by learning plans across the school from years 7-12
  • Provide culturally aware career development programs and services for students with disabilities, indigenous and EAL students.
  • To organise the Careers program across the school including Morrisby assessments with Year 9s and support with course applications
  • To ensure that the Careers Program supports an inclusive literacy and numeracy focus across the school and curriculum
  • To implement and supervise work placements and industry partnerships, liaising with the Headstart Coordinator, supporting School Based Apprenticeships, work experience and SWL
  • Support with special events including the Careers Expo and provide input to school information sessions
  • Participate in Pathways parent/teacher interviews
  • Schedule student tours of alternative settings eg Djerriwarrh Community College, Hester Hornbrook Academy.
  • In co-operation with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) cluster, oversee the responsibility for VET enrolments, planning of VET elements within senior course pathways, school-based VET administration and liaising with the VASS coordinator to ensure results are entered onto VASS.
  • Assist Administration with Census data and destinations data entries in February each year
  • Career Plan Census data to be updated in August each year
  • Support School and Industry partnerships including the implementation of industry partner targets with training interviews, site tours and entry level jobs
  • Support Wellbeing Coordinator with attendance
  • Advocate for Students at Risk

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.


  • Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
  • Current Working With Children Check.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Career Development and/or Career Counselling or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with at risk secondary school aged children and have had training and/or are familiar with trauma informed practices.
  • Experience working in a special school and/or flexible learning program

EEO AND OHS Commitment

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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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 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

Location Profile

Community and Learning Melton (CaLM) Link Up and Flexible Learning Intervention Pathways (FLIP) are two accredited re-engagement Flexible Learning Option (FLO) programs of Melton Secondary College. The CaLM program operates out of the CaLM campus that is located in Kurunjang, Victoria whereas students within the FLIP program have a blended learning timetable where they study online from home and are also provided face to face education support at the Melton Library and the CaLM campus. The CaLM program caters for up to 35 students from year 7 – 10 and FLIP caters for up to 60 year 7-10 students. The Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) is offered for up to 10 Melton FLO students. Many FLO students have experienced a degree of trauma and present with learning difficulties, social/emotional and mental health issues, low attendance, and challenging behaviours.

The FLO programs have a team of highly trained staff including an Assistant Principal, two Program Managers, six teachers, three Education Support staff, a Wellbeing Coordinator, and an Administration Assistant. The FLO program aims to support students to re-engage with mainstream education or follow a positive pathway into further education or training. It is personalised and aligned with the year 7-10 Victorian Curriculum and supported by a therapeutic approach based on the Berry Street Education Model. Onsite class sizes are small, and the academic program consists of literacy, numeracy, personal development, health, sport, nutrition, arts, music, technology, pathway planning and work-related skills. FLIP Melton is an online personalised program which seeks to reconnect students with learning, to engage them as leaders of their own learning and to help them achieve the learning and personal goals they negotiate through and directly with their Learning Mentor (VIT registered teacher).

Our Vision

Melton FLO believes that all students will have access to, and receive, high-quality education to reach their full potential in an environment consistent with our values.

Our Values

  1. Safety - Everyone at Melton FLO has the right to feel safe and respected while at school.
  2. Opportunity - Everyone at Melton FLO has the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment to reach their full potential.
  3. Connection - Everyone at Melton FLO has the right to feel valued and connected to the school and wider community.

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.

Flexible Learning Option Pathways Advisor ES1.3

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


David Reid | 0422 116 971

Flexible Learning Option Pathways Advisor ES1.3