Teachers (Full-time and Part-time)

Job No: 104993
Location: Adelaide

  • Do you want to make a direct impact on disengaged young people's educational journey?
  • Take on a challenging and rewarding role re-engaging young people to achieve positive outcomes!
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $78,000 - $100,900 plus super, commensurate with your skills and experience
  • Enjoy a strongly supportive culture with ongoing professional development opportunities 
  • Applications close Sunday 18th November at 11:30pm AEST

About Youth+ & FAME

Edmund Rice Education Australia Youth+ (EREA Youth+) is a network of flexible learning centres that offer young people an opportunity to reconnect with education in a setting that is non-judgemental, inclusive and flexible. With a focus on literacy and numeracy, all programming and learning activities are developed based on young people’s individual learning plans which are customised based on learning levels and what they require to re-engage.

FAME Flexible Learning Centre (FAME) is a Catholic school steeped in the Edmund Rice tradition. FAME first began as a mobile service in the southern suburbs of Adelaide for young people from complex backgrounds who had disengaged from mainstream schooling. FAME creates a setting where young people can access a safe environment, experience a high level of wellbeing and receive educational support to help them achieve outcomes in their Personal Learning Plans (PLP). FAME aims to re-engage young people who have either disengaged with their schooling or who are looking to access a different model to mainstream schooling with the chance to access a variety of activities including music, physical fitness, art, catering/hospitality and other engaging options.

FAME now operates across two Onkaparinga council youth centres, the Wardli Youth Centre, Christie Downs and Base 10 Youth Centre, Reynella. FAME works within the four Youth+ principles (Respect, Participation, Honesty, and Safe and Legal), and invites staff and young people onto a “common ground” where everyone has a voice in making decisions and establishing working agreements to foster a positive environment where young people can achieve positive educational and wellbeing outcomes.

About the Opportunity

EREA Youth+ now has two fulfilling and challenging opportunities for pragmatic and passionate Teachers to join the team at FAME Flexible Learning Centre, one on a full-time basis and one on a part-time three day per week basis.

Reporting to the Head of Campus and the Network Principal, these roles will see you responsible for implementing teaching strategies that cater to the needs of secondary-aged students who have disengaged from mainstream education and may have learning delays or complex learning issues, encouraging a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collaborating with teachers and youth workers to develop and implement learning plans for each young person that include literacy and numeracy development; 
  • Supporting young people to access support services such as counselling, health support and community activities;
  • Working with the team to develop cultural links, community and family connections which support the engagement and connection of young people to both the FLC and the wider community;
  • Collaborating with the team to support a socially inclusive program that responds to the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and cultural needs of young people; and
  • Participating in the daily routines and activities of the FLC, including morning meetings, lunch, bus pick-up and drop-offs, electives, outings and camps.

For more information, please view the full position description here.

About You

To be considered for these roles you must hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Teaching, and be a registered Teacher in any Australian State.

A demonstrated experience in flexible learning and integrating wellbeing into your pedagogy and curriculum, in addition to a patient behaviour management approach, are essential for these roles.

Your ability to cope with rapid change in daily plans and develop individualised approaches for individual student needs will be crucial to your success, alongside the tenacity and adaptability to support disengaged young people with the challenges they face in their educational, social, spiritual and cultural lives.

The ideal candidates will be personable and tenacious educators with at least 5 years experience in a diverse Primary or Secondary educational environment.  

Please note: Only Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents with current Teacher Registration will be considered. Prior to commencement, you must hold or obtain a Working with Children Clearance.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace while reaping the incredible rewards that arise from the challenges faced day to day. You will see the direct impact you've made on young people's educational journey during your time with EREA Youth+, and will enjoy a long-lasting and extremely gratifying career.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $78,000 - $100,900, based on your experience level.

In addition, EREA Youth+ also provides ongoing professional development opportunities.

Bring your creativity and passion for reuniting young people with educational opportunities to this rewarding career path - Apply Now!

Applications close Sunday 18th November at 11:30pm AEST

To apply for this role, please prepare a Cover Letter that details your responses to these three Selection Criteria, respond to the questions in the Application Form below and then attach to your application alongside your CV.

  • Demonstrated high levels of ability in developing and implementing a range of flexible learning choices (curriculum) which meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of young people disenfranchised from education and social connectedness. Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of the Australian Core Skills Framework is required.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills in the context of relating to work colleagues, young people and parents in a cross-cultural environment. In particular demonstrated success in building relationships with disenfranchised young people.

  • Experience with working with disenfranchised young people 

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