Transitions Advocate (Malmsbury Campus)

Job posted: 24/02/2023
Applications close: 25/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1333681

Reference: 1333681

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

SC1. Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable young people, their families and communities to achieve positive outcomes.

SC2. Demonstrated experience developing holistic strength based case/care plans with young people.

SC3. Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders, not limited to, but including Department of Education & Training (DET), Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and families/guardians.  

SC4. Demonstrated knowledge of the Victorian education system, youth justice system and appropriate transitional supports/services and case management experience.

SC5. Demonstrated experience in working in a high pressure demand driven environment.

SC6. 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 vacancy is located at our Malmsbury Campus. The successful applicant may be required to work some school holiday periods.

This Transitions Advocate will work to support the delivery of a Parkville College transition plan for every student who spends two weeks enrolled at the school. Transition plans will require superior relationships with students, teaching teams and will be written to offer future educators the best opportunity to engage and support the growth and development of all our students.

The Transitions Team advocate will work in partnership with the student, Parkville College teaching teams, schools, family/carers, Community Youth Justice and Department of Education representatives to develop a robust and strength based transition plan as to enhance the student’s educational growth and development beyond their involvement with the school.

Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

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.


  • Perform targeted outreach with young people, their families and support networks to discuss and negotiate educational engagement, career pathways and opportunities.
  • Develop educational pathways for young people involved with Youth Justice that are directed to the full development of the young person and with their involvement.
  • Create bespoke student plans that capture student voice in conjunction with the student, family, teachers and key stakeholders.
  • To play a pivotal role in the Parkville College enrolment process
  • Advocate for the enrolment of students into appropriate school, educational and training environments.
  • Liaise with Department of Education to resolve enrolment issues as necessary.
  • Deliver group programs to students where planned.
  • Participate in leadership supervision, professional development and wellbeing group supervision regularly.
  • Record and analyse data pertaining to career and transitions pathways from Parkville 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 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

Location Profile

Parkville College is a multi-campus college spanning Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct, and the Secure Welfare units in Maribyrnong and Ascot Vale. 

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 the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. 

The college delivers education to, and in the best interest of, some of Victoria's most vulnerable, yet inspiring young people who are filled with enormous potential. The Parkville College education model incorporates strong local partnerships to deliver a flexible range of educational opportunities 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. 

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

Other Information

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

Transitions Advocate (Malmsbury Campus)

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Job classification:

Not provided


PRUE ROBERTSON | 54210 468

Transitions Advocate (Malmsbury Campus)