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Alumni, Pathways and Transitions Youth Worker

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 
  • Full time position with a non-school term time that will commence at the beginning of the 2022 school term

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, out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

Our Healing Oriented Framework guides us in our trauma informed knowledge to enhance trauma responsiveness across all programs and deepens the capacity of teams and services in complex environments to provide healing oriented care.

About the role

The Alumni, Pathways and Transition Youth Worker role is a key member of the Careers, Pathways and Transitions Team. The role is primarily responsible for supporting previous HHA students via the Alumni Program. The Careers, Pathways and Transitions team hold a shared responsibility for organising and implementing an integrated Careers and Pathways instructional program in accordance with curriculum and registration requirements.  

This role will also be responsible for providing support, advocacy and guidance to students who are close to graduating or exiting to ensure a successful post-secondary transition and engagement in the Alumni program. This role will include outreach and holistic case management.

Duties of this role may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide flexible and holistic evidence-based case work/and or coordination to young people with outreach support that promotes educational, social and emotional development. 
  • Providing education & pathway support for young who have exited the Hester Hornbrook Academy. 
  • Apply, navigate and understand the current and relevant education and employment opportunities for young people.
  • Support young people to access appropriate community services, wellbeing support and/or alternative education pathways as required.
  • Support the daily operations of the Alumni program, including individual education support, wellbeing support, scholarships applications and development of the Alumni strategy.
  • Develop and facilitate events and engagement opportunities for Alumni members
  • Assist in the growth and development of new and existing initiatives of the Alumni Program. 

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • Formal qualification in youth work, career education or a related discipline, and/or experience in the community services/education sector, working with young people with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers to accessing employment, education &/or training and ability to deliver engaging and effective education in this context.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide outreach and case management to post-secondary school students. 
  • Experience working with young people, LGBTQI young people and young people from diverse cultural backgrounds who have existing barriers to engaging in education.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed practice, restorative justice principles and the necessary skills to engage young people with multiple and complex needs.

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

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.
  • 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 24th January 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

    08 January 2022
  • Closing Date

    24 January 2022
  • Location

    Sunshine
  • Work type

    Full-Time
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