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Project REAL Teacher

Banksia Gardens Community Services

Banksia Gardens Community Services is a vibrant community service charitable organisation operating in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Our programs focus mainly on education and training, young people, early childhood, environmental sustainability and community participation and advocacy.

An exciting position is available in our Project REAL, a re-engagement program integrated in the Northern Centre for Excellence in School Engagement. Project REAL is dedicated to the re-engagement in education and learning of primary school-aged children showing clear signs of disengagement, often as a result of exposure to early adversity and stress.

Project REAL employs a multi-disciplinary team to work with these young people using a therapeutic framework, with the ultimate goal of re-engaging them into their school by achieving the following objectives:

  • Increase the child’s sense of self-esteem and agency;
  • Establish corrective relational experiences;
  • Apply the latest evidence to repair neurobiological damage caused by traumatic experiences;
  • Maintain and improve community connections with school and circle of friends;
  • Help participants to develop constructive interests and hobbies;
  • Build a body of knowledge that can help build our capacity to effectively work with severely disengaged youth.

The purpose of this position is to assist in the delivery of the teaching and learning programs of Project REAL and to provide support to the lead teacher as a member of the learning community team.

As a valuable member of the team this position works towards promoting a social and ready to learn context conducive to a successful re-engagement journey for our young children.

We are seeking a committed, qualified and experienced teacher, with tertiary qualification in Primary/Secondary teaching, particularly working with highly dis-enfranchised children and families.

Join a passionate and dedicated team making a positive difference in our community. Attractive salary packaging, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance available.

A full position description is attached below.

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