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Youth Worker

Templestowe College, or TC as we call it, continues to grow, and grow quickly. 620 students in 2015, 800 in 2016, 1,000 in 2017 and over 1,150 in 2018. As we continue to grow, we are also a community that prides itself on continuing to evolve, with the needs of students placed at the forefront of what we do. We love helping young people ‘Take Control’ of their own learning and fulfil their dreams NOW, not endlessly preparing for “the future”.

We have students aiming for different pathways including VCE, Non-Scored VCE, VCAL, TAFE and many more alternatives. We are looking for some exceptional people to join our team and help make TC even better.

Why TC? Great kids. Great staff. Supportive parents. Inclusive, respectful, purposeful environment. Staff are empowered to follow their passions and be co-learners with the students. It’s fun.

As part of our growth, we are looking to increase the size of our Student Support Team. The statistics around the wellbeing of young people cannot be continued to be ignored and as such we are increasing the size of our Student Support Team in order to offer varied supports to all of our students. In 2019, our Student Support Team will consist of an Educational Psychologist, a Careers Advisor, two Counsellors, a Social Worker and a Youth Worker. We are now in a position where we are looking to employ the Youth Worker for this team.

This position is a full time ongoing position. The successful applicant will be required to attend for 38 hours per week, generally during school hours. The successful applicant is not required to attend during the school holidays, but may be expected to be contactable in emergencies.

As the Youth Worker, the successful applicant, could potential carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Meeting with young people to identify and discuss their problems.
  • Providing support and advice in a one-on-one or group setting.
  • Assessing risks and providing crisis counselling to young people experiencing trauma.
  • Referring students to appropriate specialists or community agencies.
  • Acting as an advocate and raising issues with government departments.
  • Providing information about services and resources available locally.
  • Planning and conducting programs focused on the specific needs of young people.
  • Organising and supervising group activities
  • Writing reports, submissions and applications for funding.
  • Liaising with other professionals such as: social workers, educational psychologists, local authorities, health professionals, refuge workers and parents.
  • Undertake other duties as directed by the Principal

How to Apply for this Job

We are a Victorian Government School. The application process can either be carried out through Victorian Recruitment Online (Click here for link to Recruitment online) and look for job ID: 1138652 or by emailing your application to [email protected] by the 18th November.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and your responses to the selection criteria below:

 SC1.   Capacity to work as part of a collaborative wellbeing team, delivering wellbeing services to the school and contributing significantly to the achievements of the team

SC2.   Demonstrated experience in, and capacity for, undertaking functional behaviour assessments and leading the development of behaviour and safety plans for students

SC3.  Demonstrated experience in providing counselling support to students individually and in group settings

SC4. Demonstrated ability to successfully and respectfully engage with families to support a young person’s engagement with school

SC5.   Demonstrated commitment to your own professional learning and growth

SC6.   Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills

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

Other Information

 

- 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

 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

Job contact

Name: Sally Holloway

Phone: 03 9850 6333