Youth Worker

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022 - 02/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1277624

Reference: 1277624

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated understanding of youth work and evidence of knowledge of current practices

Demonstrated experience engaging with youth that could have complex needs

Demonstrated experience working within a multi discipline team

Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated experience in group development, implementation and review


Sunbury College is heading toward ensuring that the school is prepared for its current and future needs. The College is aligned with evidenced based practices including School Wide Behaviour Support, Respectful Relationships curriculum, Safe School Coalition and eSmart.

The School has a strong focus on student voice, engagement, wellbeing and academic growth and achievement.

The role is one that works in the Student Support division of the school, with the main focus around whole school engagement, improved wellbeing and increased academic outcomes.

It is expected that you contribute to the improvement of student outcomes in the following areas:

Connectedness to school

Learning outcomes



Learning Confidence

The role will require the following skills and practices: Engagement

Whole school engagement with students, staff, community and other professionals

Being innovative in program development, implementation and evaluation

Using evidence-based practice to engage students, staff and the community

Attending and participating in extra curriculum activities ie. Camps, school activities


Meet the wellbeing needs of students, parents and staff in a timely and professional manner

Provision of one on one support and group work to meet the wellbeing needs of students, staff and community

Perform assessments using College assessment framework and make referrals as needed to appropriate professionals and services.

Identify students at risk of educational engagement and work with others to support


Keep detailed notes and records of conversations with staff, students, community and other professionals

Meet minimum key performance indicators as defined

Work with and attend regular meetings with the team and other teams as required

Provide Leadership with regular updates and participate in group supervision


Evaluate the success of your programs through improved student outcomes

Make referrals to other departments in the school, such as Careers, Senior and Middle school program managers and Student support officers, as required to improve academic outcomes 

Reports to: Student Wellbeing Coordinator and School Leadership


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:


Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;

Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;

Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;

Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;

Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

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

Other Information

Please feel free to call the principal, Craig O'Bree, on on 0428 634 371 if you have questions or would like more information about the position.

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 preemployment 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

Sunbury College is a vibrant, cohesive and inclusive school located 35km (about 30 minutes' drive) from the CBD in Melbourne's north-west growth corridor.  The college holds the values of respect, responsibility, resilience and endeavour as guiding principles.  It has a focus on the academic growth, personal development and general wellbeing of each student.  It is greatly valued by its local community of Sunbury and surrounds, and is experiencing growing enrolments.

The student enrolment is currently 1100 and growing.  The staff are in the main a mixture of mature, experienced teachers in the expert range along with a number of graduates providing the school with an energetic mix.  Our staff are committed, professional and collaborative.  They value continuous improvement and development.

A comprehensive curriculum is offered from years 7-12, including VET options, and the college is organised around these sub-schools (Years 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) and four houses. The college has well established co-curricular programs with high interest and success in sport, the performing arts, student leadership and student engagement activities.

Sunbury College is set on eight hectares and has well-established facilities in the final stages of being modernised. Our new classrooms and science building are now fully established.

Our strategic directions going forward have a strong emphasis on pedagogical development and on student agency and voice in their learning.  In the area of student pathways and transition the college aims to provide a post compulsory program, counselling and advice that maximises the further education, training and employment options for all students. As part of its focus on student engagement and wellbeing, the college has undertaken to provide a supportive and productive learning environment supported by positive student and teacher relationships that promotes overall well-being and engaged, motivated learners with a strong sense of connection to the school community

Youth Worker

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022 - 02/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Craig O'Bree | 039744 1066

Youth Worker