Middle Years Careers Advisor

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1284890

Reference: 1284890

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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.


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 counselling to students and their families
  • Communicate careers information to students
  • Support with course selection processes and information evenings
  • Maintain appropriate student records, ensuring confidentiality and communicate effectively with other staff
  • Gather, analyse and utilise data to advise on and evaluate school programs in terms of careers and pathways support for students
  • Coordinate the Morrisby report process for Year 9 students
  • Support teachers to deliver careers curriculum to middle years students
  • Coordinate the MyCareer Portfolio process for middle years students
  • Attend local Careers network meetings


Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position. The minimum qualification required is a CICA endorsed Cert IV in Career Development, however it would be an advantage to hold a CICA endorsed Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice or Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling endorsed by CICA.

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

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

Kambrya College is a co-educational Government secondary school in Berwick, Victoria, Australia. In 2022, we will have a student population of approximately 1800 students, and we offer a wide broad range of programs from Year 7-12, culminating in highly successful VCE (academic) and VCAL (applied learning) programs in the senior years.

In the Junior School (Years 7-9) we operate four vertical sub-schools which each reflect one of our core values (integrity, achievement, respect and compassion). Students join one of these four sub schools and remain in this sub school with their peers and a core group of teachers until Year 10. Senior School students are still part of a sub school however they have their own separate buildings and facilities including a study room and access to a small kitchen.

We have a strong focus on student health, engagement and wellbeing, and we are use a School Wide Positive Behaviour System to recognise student behaviours and create a culture of mutual respect.   We have a large Student Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Centre which hosts a range of clinicians and counsellors to support students.   We have a range of tailored programs to support both the emotional and academic development of our students.

The College has a great range of facilities, including include six fully functional science laboratories, three kitchens (including one hospitality centre), a three court gymnasium complex, a 200 seat performing arts theatre, woodwork rooms and art studios. The College has a strong focus on delivering numeracy and literacy skills for all students and has a range of programs to support student development. To support aspiring athletes, the College also runs an Athlete Development Program and has recently constructed a new centre to support their program. Our vocational training facilities for senior students include fully equipped centres for Building and Construction, Plumbing, Hairdressing, Beauty Services, Hospitality and Kitchen Operations, and Sport and Recreation Management.

Kambrya builds and maintains strong international connections with sister schools in Japan and Germany. Cultural visits to these countries are an annual event which many students in all year levels look forward to participating in. Furthermore, the College facilitates a range of Australian based camps and experiences for students.

Our staff culture is one of both high expectations and collective efficacy. Our annual DET staff opinion survey results consistently show that we are 10-20% above the state average in all core indicators, such as school climate, collective efficacy, collective focus on student learning, and staff trust in colleagues.

Middle Years Careers Advisor

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Gayle Sparks | 03 9707 7607

Middle Years Careers Advisor