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Student Wellbeing Youth Worker

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

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284991

Reference: 1284991

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

1. Appropriate qualifications and/or experience including a demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for self and others.

2.Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain detailed confidential data on students.

3.Capacity to work as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary professional team and contribute significantly to the achievements of the team.

4.Demonstrated capacity and experience to provide counselling to students and parents individually and in group settings and experience in the delivery of student and family wellbeing services.

5.Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain networks that enhance the provision of effective internal and external services for students at risk.

Role

 

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.

 

The Youth Worker will but is not limited to: 

  • Working closely with the Student Engagement and Wellbeing Team to address needs and promote student engagement and wellbeing 
  • Working with staff and support agencies to implement a range of programs within the school community to foster resilience, improve attendance, and respond to identified social, emotional and educational needs 
  • Other duties as negotiated with the Principal 

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and support to the whole College community in the development and implementation of programs based on the wellbeing needs of students 
  • Work with staff and students to develop positive relationships within the college 
  • Meet regularly with staff and students to review and refine programs   
  • Other duties as negotiated with the Principal

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

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

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

The Lakes South Morang College is a vibrant learning environment with an innovative approach to curriculum. Opening in January 2007 the school enjoys facilities purpose built for 21st century learning. The Learning Street is a focal point for curriculum delivery and educators work collectively in Learning Teams to deliver specific literacy and numeracy skills while promoting curiosity and inquiry learning.

 

Located in the City of Whittlesea the Secondary campus is situated on Jardier Terrace and Gordons Road this site currently caters for Years 7 to 11 students while the Primary Campus on the Lakes Boulevard and Gordons Road has Prep to Year 6 students. The two areas are separated by a nature reserve administered by the City of Whittlesea. The students may be able to use the reserve for learning activities. Our student population is 750.  The school will be expanding to Year 12 in   2022.

 

Secondary – Jardier Terrace site. This site includes the main administration area and school business hub. Learning facilities include a resource centre, 20 general purpose classroom spaces opening onto a flexible, common learning area, an arts precinct, gymnasium, performing arts spaces, dance, music and drama, food technology, a canteen and a STEM centre.

 

Primary - The Lakes Boulevard site. This site has an administration, general purpose classrooms, art room, resource centre, multi purpose room and a canteen. Merriang SDS -The Lakes campus is co-located on this site.

 

The design of the school is innovative and makes great use of flexible learning spaces, indoor and outdoor learning opportunities, and ICT capability throughout the buildings. The Primary to Secondary concept takes into account the latest research about the best learning environments for students and will provide for seamless transition between the primary and secondary years.

 

Why The Lakes matters, why we exist.  We do things differently, to prepare our students with the skills they need to succeed in the future. At The Lakes, we create an environment that gives our students the problem solving and critical thinking skills they need for the future, while also building resilience and leadership:

-We use the world around us to create cross-discipline learning opportunities.

-Our teachers don’t sit behind a desk at the front of the classroom and lecture, they work side-by-side with students to solve problems together.

-We create learning spaces across our campus – everywhere is a classroom at The Lakes, because the learning never stops.

-Our students benefit from access to teams of teachers in every class and have access to a broad range of teaching expertise.

 

We use our cutting edge facilities and state-of-the-art technology to support our approach to learning and teaching:

-Our solar panels do more than just turn the lights on, they teach our students about power usage and the science of renewable energy.

-Our 3-D printers bring to life the creativity of our students and the technical coding skills needed to program them.

-Our music classes bring our student’s writing skills to life and allow them to write, perform and record complete pieces of music – celebrating their skills and building their confidence.

 

Building on our success and model of teaching we are responding to community needs and driving a bid to extend our offering to year 12.  Leadership, collaboration, relationships and community underpin all programs operating at the Lakes. Examples of these are:

-Strong, connected communities need safe, open, accessible centres that create a sense of belonging and are a place of strength in good times and refuge in hard times.

-We open our doors to others, recognising that we have an important role to play in providing a gathering place for the whole community to foster strong local connections.

-Our teachers are recognised and celebrated as leaders in the community, the sector and in the fields of expertise.

-Our students benefit from the mentorship of staff, and gain the confidence to step into leadership opportunities in our school and community.

-Our staff work as a team and work with our students, side-by-side to build strong and respectful relationships.

The Lakes mode of learning is through inquiry and we work to engage our culturally diverse community in an inclusive learning environment.

 

 

Student Wellbeing Youth Worker

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Bill Panas | 9404 9000

Student Wellbeing Youth Worker