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Hands on Learning School Support Manager - Flexible Location

Save The Children

Lead the expansion, impact and quality assurance of the Hands on Learning (HoL) program in schools in Victoria. For22 years, this innovative education program has been proven to significantly increase wellbeing, attendance, improve vocational and academic pathways, and reduce youth unemployment. In this exciting role, your passion for supporting young people will drive HoL's growth across the state. You'll play in a key role in ensuring that the young people who could benefit most have the opportunity to access a quality HoL program at their school.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. Save the Children has been creating better lives for children in New South Wales since we opened our first pre-school in 1962. See here for more information on our work across Victoria.

Where you come in:

In this part-time (four days per week), permanent position, you'll drive the program support, growth and implementation of the HoL program in the Greater Geelong/Surf Coast region, western and northern metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne. Hands on Learning is a school-based program which uses a variety of practical projects to re-engage students in their education and with their school and community. You'll liaise directly with schools, and you'll act as mentor to the HoL artisan-teachers who support students to complete building, landscaping, public art, cafe and team building activities. You'll be part of our Schools Education Engagement team and will report to our Program Development Manager.

Location for the position is flexible, though we would require you to be able to support schools in the Greater Geelong/Surf Coast region, western and northern suburbs of Melbourne. Your work will be reasonably evenly split between your home office base and visiting current and prospective partner schools.

You will make an impact by:

  • Proactively driving the expansion of HoL in these areas
  • Building lasting relationships with school leadership and a wide range of stakeholders, including community and other organisations
  • Delivering professional development to HoL artisan-teachers and teams
  • Supporting the quality assurance of HoL implementations
  • Building informal collegiate networks to facilitate sharing, learning and collaboration

Does this sound like you?

You're a self-starter, with a 'can do' attitude and a first-hand understanding of how schools work. You're comfortable and confident presenting in front of groups, and you'll relish the challenge of both building the capacity of the team and boosting HoL's profile across the state. Your dynamic and engaging personality will see you easily build relationships with school leadership teams, and your warmth and integrity will inspire talented HoL artisans-teachers to achieve ambitious outcomes for the young people they support.

This role requires:

  • Strong knowledge of schools and the education sector in Victoria
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the purpose of education and a student-centred approach
  • Proven first-hand experience and understanding of schools and the way they operate, including wellbeing practices and programs within schools
  • Demonstrated experience supporting adults and/or young people with practical projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Current driver's licence
  • Ideally, completion of a relevant tertiary level qualification in teaching, social work or trade related field

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Six weeks' annual leave
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Hands on Learning School Support Manager Greater Geelong, Western and Northern Suburbs Melbourne

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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