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Education Support Officer - Classroom & Education Support

Summary

  • Be part of a highly skilled and committed team driven to help young people realize their potential, with the opportunity to work across a multi campus school setting
  • A competitive remuneration package is available, accompanied with salary packaging benefits 
  • Multiple full time positions available commencing term 1 2022

About the program

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate wellbeing and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young parents, currently in or leaving out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

About the role

To provide high quality, responsive educational support to young people of the Academy.  Additionally, our Educational Tutors will be required to provide specialized literacy and numeracy support to achieve specific educational outcomes for students.   This will occur through a collaborative partnership between the Teacher, Youth Worker and HHAs Learning Specialist; Educational Assessment using an individualised learning process informed through data obtained from our BKSB assessment resource.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas including; literacy and numeracy skills
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of student resources, equipment, basic curriculum support resources and Individual Education Plans for individualized student learning to improve literacy and numeracy skills
  • Manipulate data/information and prepare reports and learning plans for students to help improve their literacy/numeracy outcomes
  • Work in collaboration with the Classroom Team (including teacher and youth worker), to observe how students are progressing with a task and difficulties they encounter and provide assistance where needed
  • Apply an understanding of trauma-informed practice to support students in a way that is empowering and engaging for the student cohort. 
  • Have a thorough understanding of a range of interventions that promote engagement, build rapport an develop prosocial behaviors and relationships.

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

Benefits

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

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.
  • Please note that your application will not be considered if you have not addressed the key selection criteria, which is located in the Position Description.
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 4th July 2022. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.

Our commitment to diversity

HHA/MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Our commitment to safety

HHA/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

    17 June 2022
  • Closing Date

    04 July 2022
  • Location

    Multiple Locations
  • Work type

    Full-time
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