- Galilee School
Communities@Work is a social enterprise, providing quality children's services that in turn serves the greater Canberra community. Our surplus for purpose philosophy enables us to provide valuable community support services to seniors, people with a disability and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.
About Galilee School
Communities@Work, Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specifically for disengaged and vulnerable young people in years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes. Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students.
Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a passion for working with disengaged and vulnerable students.
About the role
Galilee School is a trauma informed environment and as such, this position is required to support and regulate young people from complex and diverse backgrounds both in and out of class times.
This role has a strong focus on supporting students to maintain engagement in their day to day studies and activities in conjunction with their Individual Learning Plan and Positive Behaviour Support Plan. This is a part time role, offering 14hrs per week
- Act as a representative for the organisation at all times.
- Assisting Youth Workers and wellbeing staff in the delivery of student welfare services.
- Developing strategies in consultation with relevant school staff and the school Principal that support the wellbeing of the broader school community.
- Providing students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in consultation with relevant members of the School's Executive Team.
- Supporting students and staff to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students.
- Provide individualised support to young people attending Galilee School in alignment with the Student Support Framework
- Where relevant, and in consultation with the Head of Student Support, participate in case conferences and meetings with students, families and other agencies
- Participate in the process for the development of student's Positive Behaviour Support Plans and in implementing and reviewing the students' Individual Learning Plans
- Work proactively to support students to engage positively in the learning program and activities of the school
- Under the direction of the Head of Student Support, work proactively to maximise young people's attendance at the school
- Maintain confidential records
- Participate in Galilee School's staff meetings, professional development days and other organisational meetings where required
Skills and Experience
- Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
- Hold, at a minimum, one or more of the following qualifications: o Certificate IV in Youth Work; or
- Certificate IV in Pastoral Care; or
- Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care; or
- An equivalent qualification (as determined by the ACT Education Directorate); and this Certificate or equivalent qualification must include competencies in mental health and making appropriate referrals.
- A passion and drive and demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable, "at-risk" and disadvantaged youth
- Demonstrated experience and skills in conflict resolution and an ability to build influential and supportive relationships with young people and their families
- Have undertaken or be willing to undertake professional learning to support responding to bullying and cyberbullying in school
- Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written), including liaison, negotiation, motivational, case planning, reporting and the development and delivery of youth focussed programs
- An understanding of the role of a young person's Individual Learning Plan
- The ability to understand and implement strategies agreed upon in a student's Positive Behaviour Support Plan
- Possess high level organisational, planning and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a close team
- The ability to participate in physical demonstration of tasks and physical activities as well as exposure to environments and varying terrains
- Willingness to adhere to, and work within, the strategic vision, direction, and philosophy of Communities@Work Galilee School
- Current driver's license and be able to drive vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions.
- Understanding and experience in trauma informed practice.
Working for Communities@Work
There are many benefits to working at Communities@Work, not least of which the incredible difference is we make in the lives of people in our community. We offer our employees a range of generous employee benefits, such as leave concessions, child care discounts, healthy activity reimbursements and salary packaging. We also work with you to support your career development.
Financial benefits of working for a not-for-profit
As a not-for-profit charity, the taxation laws provide tax concessions for Communities@Work employees, meaning that a part of your wage can be paid tax free. Further to this, employees are able to package dine in meals & accommodation. These benefits increase the take home pay for many of our employees by many thousands of dollars per year. If you'd like to find out more, visit Advantage Salary Packaging's (our salary packaging provider) website www.salary.com.au which provides an overview.
How to Apply
Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier, Manager, Recruitment on 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.
Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.
Closing date for applications: 28/02/2020