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12 Month Max Term Full Time and Permanent Part Time Teaching Positions Available

  • January 29th 2018
  • Great development opportunities
  • $15, 900 Tax Free salary packaging available
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Merrylands Location
  • Stage 5 & 6

 The Organisation:

Youth Off The Streets prides itself on being able to meet the needs of students that currently cannot be met in mainstream schooling.  Our schools aim to offer young people who have become disengaged from education an opportunity to achieve either the Record of School Achievement, Higher School Certificate or the skills they require to go on to further vocational education, apprenticeships and/or employment. We work to reignite a passion for learning by structuring the curriculum so that students may best progress on their path to their own goals.

A majority of our success is based on the view that student oriented learning can take place in settings outside of the classroom.  We endeavour to meet curriculum outcomes in an integrated program within the community.

The Role:

Due to the successful growth and expansion of our schools, we are seeking a highly competent, committed and professional teacher to work within our holistic educational program. The successful candidate will have sound experience in teaching and working with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, those who may have issues with family, alcohol and other drugs, juvenile justice, challenging behaviour and/or childhood trauma. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and competence for teaching English.

Step Up is a Year 11 and 12 program offered at Chapel School, Merrylands Campus. The program provides students with the opportunity to complete their preliminary course and / or Higher School Certificate in a positive learning environment. The Step Up program is suitable for students who have completed Year 10 and / or older students who need further opportunities to gain their Record of School Achievement, workplace skills and / or TAFE qualifications.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare all programs for each class in a manner that will satisfy all NESA requirements
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge base through professional readings and onsite training to teach children with learning difficulties, behaviour disorders and or emotional difficulties
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Give notice to students of all assessment tasks, what is required and the due date
  • Maintain class notebooks for all students in your classroom
  • Maintain a Day Book/Teachers Chronicle and record all lessons taught, student attendance, assessment results, and evaluations
  • Actively participate in extra curricula activities with Key College/Lakes College/Bowen College/Chapel School, Step Up/Aspire/Eden College/Craig Davis College excursions, picnics, trips to city, camps, Service Learning, sport and presentation night etc.
  • Other duties as required by the Principal/Deputy Principal/School Manager
  • Perform other duties that provide Youth opportunities to promote the YOTS values

Essential requirements:

  • Four year Tertiary Qualification in Education
  • Current registration with NESA
  • Special Education qualification (four years) and/or four years’ experience in a special education setting
  • Experience teaching Stage 5 & 6 English
  • Ability to teach across multiple KLAs
  • Current Driver’s Licence and Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Capacity to initiate and motivate improvement in high school with disengaged youth
  • Capacity to creatively engage Aboriginal youth in Learning
  • Record of successful teaching, curriculum implementation and organisational skills
  • Expertise in student welfare and ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, colleagues and the community
  • Proven ability to monitor, evaluate and adapt programs to meet identified outcomes
  • Capacity to integrate technology effectively into the classroom, especially with literacy and numeracy 

Desirable requirements:

  • Expertise and understanding of school based apprenticeships and traineeships, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and externally delivered VET credentialing of students.
  • Additional skills in creative arts, sport, camps and excursions or other extra curricula activities is an advantage

The Person:

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record in an educational setting and be able to develop the confidence of staff and other stakeholders at Youth Off The Streets through consistent action, values and communication. You will be a team player and have the confidence to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will also have a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy working to achieve the desired outcomes of the organisation.

To apply, please send your resume through to[email protected]

Only those selected for short-listing may be contacted. Successful applicants will require a full probity check.

Recruiters need not make contact.