Youth Worker

Job posted: 14/11/2022
Applications close: 27/11/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1315004

Reference: 1315004

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated understanding of the needs of young people in an educational setting.

SC2  Sound knowledge and understanding of mandatory reporting procedures, confidentiality and student rights.

SC3  Knowledge of relevant wellbeing programs.

SC4  Ability to engage and build rapport with young people and families


Attendance requirement for this position - 5 days per week (Monday - Friday) 

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised wellbeing support tasks. 

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established, and direction is readily available. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Youth Worker to join our dynamic and supportive wellbeing team, providing hands on support to young people aged 5 - 12 years of age. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join an expanding team, with a focus on supporting each other and building a community of practice, where we share and learn from each other.

You will ideally be studying or have recently graduated with a Certificate IV level qualification, or higher, in Youth Work, Community Services or a related field. You will work alongside experienced Youth Workers with knowledge and expertise in working with our most vulnerable communities. These Youth Workers will mentor and support you in building a successful career in the community sector, building your skills and knowledge in youth work, case management, family work and program development and facilitation.

You will be part of a team responsible for the day-to-day coaching and motivational counselling, assessment, case management, family work and referral for our students across the ages of 5 – 12 years old.

You will have the ability to deliver high quality support for our young people and their families and be eager to learn. You will have knowledge of trauma-informed practices and principles and understand how to embed that into your work.

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

Barton Primary School is a PPP (Public/Private Partnerships) school established in 2017. It is situated in the growth corridor of South East Melbourne in the City of Casey, 5km from the main street of Cranbourne. The school’s current enrolment is 990 students, however, the school is anticipated to grow to 1200+ within 3-5 years. Currently we have a 45% EAL student population. The school has been designed with contemporary learning environments that facilitate learning by enabling teachers to have a collaborative approach. This allows all students to experience a range of teaching and learning approaches to ensure they reach their potential. The school curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum. 

At Barton Primary School we understand that our students achieve success by being respectful citizens who take responsibility for their safety and learning. We embed “school-wide positive behaviours (SWPBS)” which outline high expectations regarding academic expectations as well as emotional and behavioural standards. These expectations are an integral part to the culture we create, and all members of our community are encouraged to; Be Safe, Be a Learner, Be Respectful & Be Responsible. These expectations underpin how we operate as a school and ensure we create a culture of shared achievement and responsibility. We are proud of our talented teachers and their ability to connect with the children.  

The current school profile includes 5 Principal Class, 4 Acting Learning Specialists, 44 full time teachers,15 part time teaching staff, 5 Tutors and 20 educational support staff, including 5 Administration Support.

This position provides an opportunity to work in a fast passed environment and within a dynamic Education Support Team. 


Youth Worker

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Benjamin Vevers | 03 8766 4000

Youth Worker