Student Voice Coordinator

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

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 15/04/2024

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1336634

Reference: 1336634

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrate an ability to organise and support an effective Youth Leadership program that supports young people.

SC2      Provide high-level support to students with varying knowledge and ability.

SC3      Demonstrate ability to provide expert advice in student management within a custodial setting.

SC4      Demonstrate the ability to manage work priorities, schedule time, and support an effective   Youth Leadership program.

SC5      Parkville College is guided by an evidence-based culturally responsive pedagogy. Provide an example from your experience that demonstrates your understanding and implementation of Culturally Responsive Practice in an educational setting.


The Student Voice Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Parkville College Youth Leadership Council. The Youth Leadership Councils are run at our Parkville College Campuses located within Youth Justice centres.  

The meetings are chaired by the Student Voice Coordinator, who is also responsible for oversight and coordination. The Student Voice Coordinator is also responsible for managing and facilitating workshops for Youth Council Members, which, contribute to the achievement and aim to develop new skills and capacities, including social and emotional skills, communication skills, team building, and conflict resolution skills, as well as engage with guest speakers and community services.  


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. A role at this level seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in 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.

In conjunction with the above requirements outlined the in VGSA, Parkville College also sees the below as key responsibilities of the Student Voice Coordinator.

  • Youth Leadership Council coordination, oversight, support and development of staff and students
  • Chairing Youth Leadership Council meetings
  • Designing and co-delivering Youth Council workshops
  • Demonstration and modelling
  • Providing feedback from Youth Leadership Council meetings to senior and executive leadership teams
  • Collaborate with colleagues, parents, carers, stakeholders and the community to provide targeted educational opportunities while fostering a safe, inclusive and respectful culture;
  • Conduct evaluation and long-term strategic planning.
  • The design, oversight and coordination of youth projects and initiatives
  • Display behaviours that reflect the Parkville College ethos and contribute to the strategic direction of the College.
  • Comply with legislation and College policies, processes, and instructions, including those relating to non-discrimination, safety, and duty of care;
  • Undertake and comply with mandatory training and regulatory requirements as determined by the College;

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 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

Parkville College is guided by the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) and The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DHHS) operating policies and procedures. Employees, service providers, and contractors must be triple-dose vaccinated to attend the site.

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

Parkville College is a multi-campus college spanning the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and the Secure Welfare Units in Maribyrnong and Ascot Vale. It is the only Victorian Government School that operates 52 weeks per year.

Parkville College is a registered specialist school that delivers senior secondary certificates for all children and young people detained in the custody of the Department of Justice and Community Safety and Department of Health and Human Services.

The College delivers education to, and in the best interest of, some of Victoria's most vulnerable, yet inspiring children who are filled with enormous potential. The Parkville College education model incorporates strong local partnerships to deliver a flexible range of educational options including VCAL and VET, in addition to the provision of holistic support to meet well-being needs and rehabilitative goals. In recognition of the custodial environment and existing educational disadvantage, the school program includes weekends and term breaks to enhance the learning opportunities for the children and young people in Custody and Secure Services.

Student Voice Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 15/04/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Aneta Trifunovski | 03 9389 4419

Student Voice Coordinator