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February

Youth Worker

PARADE COLLEGE - Bundoora, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Parade College is a member of the national body of Catholic schools known as Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). The College aims to help young men grow into well-rounded individuals who will make a meaningful contribution to society. In a vibrant learning community, students are encouraged to explore and develop their talents to the fullest and aim for excellence in all their endeavours.

As a long-standing Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition, Parade College strives to be a learning community that offers best practice education and pastoral care to its students to foster fullness of life and holistic growth for all.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates, for the Youth Worker position. The aim of the Youth Worker is to support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community.

The primary responsibilities of the Youth Worker will be to:

  • work as a member of the school’s wellbeing team in the delivery of student wellbeing services
  • contribute to improving student engagement and connectedness
  • contribute to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment
  • provide pastoral care and guidance to students operate within the school community and with external providers.

This is a part-time (FTE0.4) fixed term position for the remainder of the 2021 school year.

Special Requirements

The successful candidate would have the:

  • Minimum qualification requirements of Certificate IV in Youth Work, Certificate IV in Pastoral Care, Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care or an equivalent qualification that must include competencies in mental health and responding to client needs (incorporating making appropriate referrals).
  • Experience in providing support to children and young people and their families to address social and emotional needs.
  • Ability to provide pastoral care, advocacy and critical incident response to support children and young people, school staff and families.
  • Experience in delivering wellbeing services within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to support schools and teachers to identify and develop educational, social and emotional programs to support children and young people who are vulnerable or at risk.
  • Ability to support children and young people in out-of-home care or those impacted by trauma.
  • Ability to liaise with community service organisations, government agencies, hospitals, specialist programs and other allied health professionals.

Parade College is fully committed to the protection of children. The successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Childs Protection Policies.

Application Requirements

In preparing an application, please read the advertisement and position description carefully to ensure that you can demonstrate your ability to meet the position requirements and have a good understanding of the role.

Applications must include:

  • a covering letter
  • a separate statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria addressing your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • a current Curriculum Vitae; together with
  • a completed Application for School Officer Form available on the College website.

Applications should be emailed to hr@parade.vic.edu.au, addressed to the Principal.

Applications close at 4pm, Friday 5 March 2021.

Parade College acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

This community is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care.

Bundoora, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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