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Education Support Specialist - Tamworth

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Permanent Full Time Ongoing Opportunity
  • Flexible working arrangements/Car or Car Allowance
  • Multidisciplinary team/Salary sacrifice options

Own It - How we get the job done

We are seeking a passionate, dedicated and experienced Education Support Specialist to join our new Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care Team in Tamworth. The ITTC Multidisciplinary team has been designed to provide short term supports based on specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time limited goals (SMART) to young people in the New England region, who have been referred into the ITTC program.

The Educational Support Specialist will be required to provide time limited (up to 13 weeks) direct cultural and health supports in a child-centred environment or through the outreach program. The role of the Education Support Specialist is to support the Therapeutic Specialist ITTC and the ITTC Multidisciplinary team by assisting with achieving the overarching goals for therapeutic intervention.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Respond to referrals for educational supports by the DCJ CFDU in the New England region
  • Engage young people aged 12- 18 years who are at risk of having a placement breakdown  
  • Conduct an educational intake assessment with the young person and relevant stakeholders to assess their educational and learning support needs
  • Provide individual educational support using a trauma informed and strengths-based approach
  • Support young people to improve their connection with education
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for young people within the ITTC program
  • Assist and advocate for young people to be engaged in appropriate educational programs

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

  • Relevant Degree in Teaching or Education  
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years’ experience in teaching
  • A capacity to reflect on your own work and actively participate as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with diverse young people and their carers, family or external supports
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one

Keep Calm & Be Happy - How you will interact with people and other benefits

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary: $75,000 - $90,000k + 9.5% superannuation
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Flexible Work Environment/ Car or Car Allowance
  • Discounts with partner organisations including private health insurance, computer suppliers, tyre and auto, and travel discounts
  • Ongoing Learning and Development opportunities with an Industry Leader

Respect - Who we are and why we do it

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

Join Us - Next step

All applications must be lodged online, please click the Apply Now button below. If you have any additional questions please contact Sara Buchanan on sara.buchanan@lifestylesolutions.org.au, using the subject line: Education Support Specialist - Tamworth enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from under-represented communities and groups are strongly encouraged. We can provide adjustments to the recruitment process if required; please contact the Talent Team on 02 4014 7800 to discuss how we can help.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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