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Hester Hornbrook Academy Educator


  • Be part of a team of committed and highly skilled educators, youth workers and administrators who help young people realise their potential
  • Two Full-time ongoing positions available
  • Melbourne CBD and Inner West location
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) is an Independent School, run by Melbourne City Mission (MCM), that provides programs for young people who have or are at risk of, disengaging with education. We deliver the VCAL at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior level and offer our students access to a range of VET courses.

The Hester Hornbrook Academy operates from multiple locations across Melbourne, with each class supported by an Educator and a Youth Worker who work in partnership to deliver the education program and support our students. Our students are aged between 15 and 25 and are referred to the school from a range of Community Service providers and mainstream schools.

The young people who attend HHA may present with multiple barriers to engaging in education, including challenging behaviours. Students present with a wide range of academic abilities and both Educators and Youth Workers work together to support students to achieve the goals that they set for themselves and reach towards their academic potential.

About the role

The Hester Hornbrook Academy is in an exciting time of expansion and currently seeking two full-time Classroom Educators in an ongoing capacity.

The Hester Hornbrook Academy Educator will form a part of an education team and be the primary teacher for their designated program/classroom. With the support of an Educator and a Youth Worker working closely and collegiately in every classroom, we aim to reconnect disengaged young people through a combination of learning and wellbeing support.

A primary focus of the Educator is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes, along with teaching a range of students/classes. This will include contributing to, and in some cases leading, innovation, curriculum development and demonstrating a range of best practice approaches within our setting.  Educators will use student data to inform teaching approaches which enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organising and implementing a teaching and learning program in accordance with VCAL curriculum and registration requirements
  • Completion of student assessments
  • Participation in a collegiate decision making process in relation to curriculum development and implementation
  • Ensure services are delivered within the framework of HHA’s policies and procedures, legislative requirements, and meet the relevant service standards.
  • All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to :


  • VIT Registration
  • Previous experience delivering VCAL or similar curriculum
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team
  • Knowledge of the legislative requirements when working with at risk young people and an understanding of the requirements for ensuring child safety
  • Resilience


  • Experience in a flexible learning setting

Download the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria. 


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognizes the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our staff.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and a statement that addresses the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via email

Applications close at 5pm on 20 September 2019. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date. 

Please note we will be reviewing applications and interviewing as they are received. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    05 September 2019
  • Closing Date

    20 September 2019
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD and Inner West
  • Work type

    Full Time
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