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Our TFCO story so far…

OzChild began delivering TFCO in Australia in 2017. Starting in Victoria with one team we are now delivering the program in NSW and QLD with five teams on the ground across the three states. The program supports children and young people aged 7-17, who are at risk of, or currently living in residential care facilities.

Due to the successful outcomes being achieved we have now expanded delivery of the program into South Australia to support young people aged 12-17 years (TFCO-A).

Your role:

The role of the Teacher is to provide educational support to the children and young people in the program and work closely with the school and treatment team to support the child to achieve success in educational settings.

The TFCO program is particularly effective for children who may have a history of trauma and/or neglect.

For more information see https://www.ozchild.org.au/service/treatment-foster-care-oregon-tfco/.

What you will do:

  • Implement education plans for young people
  • On call duties for carers and children 24/7 if in crisis on a roster
  • Guidance and support for students and teachers
  • Supporting the child's behaviour so they can learn
  • Improve educational participation
  • Improve educational outcomes
  • Improve learning outcomes
  • Assist other schoolteachers and staff and help them respond to behavioural, social and learning needs

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Teaching or Education
  • We take a team approach so someone willing to share and engage in a team
  • Proven classroom teaching experience
  • Experience working with young people aged 12-17 with challenging behaviour
  • Strong administrative skills and experience
  • Expert understanding of the SA teaching standards and both behavioural and learning needs of students
  • Curriculum expertise
  • Supporting those at risk of poor learning outcomes and children in out of home care
  • Current driving license (essential)
  • Understanding of a broad range of issues that impact on the education system

OzChild offers:

  • Part-time permanent position
  • Start date term 1 2022 (January 2022)
  • Flexible hours and location, work 4 or 5 days to fit in the hours
  • Hours are 30.4 per week, this is a 0.8 FTE role
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

How to Apply

You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Teacher enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to South Australia.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do https://www.ozchild.org.au/.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

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