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Education Support Worker - Geelong

MacKillop Family Services
  • Part-time Fixed term position
  • 0.6EFT, 2 year contract 28/01/2022 – 28/01/2024
  • Based at the Geelong Campus, Victoria.

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MacKillop Education:

MacKillop Education is a Catholic Specialist P-12 School that comprises of three school campuses; Geelong, Maidstone and Caulfield. It caters for children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from mainstream education.

The students referred to MacKillop have a history and/or ongoing experience of trauma and their needs are complex and diverse; self-regulation is difficult for our students and this can result in challenging social and emotional behaviours.

Children in Out-of-Home Care are a high priority client group of MacKillop Education, as are adolescents at risk of leaving school without vocational skills.

The School provides flexible learning pathways that equip participants with the skills to either re-enter a mainstream school or pursue alternative pathways, including further education, training or employment. It teaches to the Victorian Curriculum (P-10) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at years 11 and 12. VET Certificates can also be accessed during senior studies.

We are looking for compassionate people that can be positive role models, give emotional support and are capable of building trust and rapport with staff and young people within our MacKillop Education Program.

Position purpose:

This position is situated within MacKillop Education at the Geelong campus.

Education Support work collaboratively with classroom staff by supporting them to enhance the learning outcomes of students.

This position is a member of the Secondary team and reports to the Education Support Leader.

Primary objectives:

The aim of the Education Support position is to enhance the classroom learning and wellbeing of students, in partnership with a Key Teacher. Education Support play a key role in engaging students in the classroom and co-regulating with students when dysregulated in the classroom. Education Support may be required to work with students individually and in small groups, across the school programs. The role is also required to enhance specialist intervention programs, conduct student outreach and work with families to support program engagement.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
  • Relevant work experience and a minimum Diploma Qualification, Certificate IV in Education Support or Special Needs or equivalent.
  • An understanding and commitment to the objectives and values of the organisation, including Sanctuary Commitments, as outlined above, and a capacity to represent MacKillop values as required by the role.
  • An understanding of teaching and learning support strategies and the ability to implement these as required.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in understanding the unique nature of providing high quality educational experiences to young people with multiple and complex needs, including those marginalised from school and society through trauma, abuse and neglect. This includes the ability to co-regulate with students who become dysregulated.

For a full listing please view Position Description.

Our offer:

  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay)
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Career Development

You must have a:

  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • Valid Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check

The Australian Government recently introduced the NDIS Worker Screening Check, an additional, national legislated compliance requirement to determine if a person is cleared to work with people with disability. MacKillop requires all client facing staff obtain the NDIS Worker Screening Check. An employment application will require the submission of evidence that this check has been attained or an application has been submitted. For more information and how to apply please view: Victoria:Department of Justice and Community Safety

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

How to Apply:

Please click Apply Now to follow the subsequent instructions and submit your application.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact:

The Office Manager on 03 5248 2557 or at Judith.hickey@mackillop.org.au using the subject line: Education Support Worker - Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement of appointment to this position.

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