Youth Support Worker - Casual

Job No: XFS56
Location: Brisbane

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

The Xavier Flexi Schools Network and Flexible Learning Centres are Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.  The Flexible Learning Centres (FLCs) offer a full-time and multiyear secondary education program for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling.  Young people may express a broad range of complex education and social needs and FLCs respond with a variety of flexible and innovative teaching and learning practices including vocational planning and the development of social connectedness. 

The purpose of an Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Learning Centre is to provide young people with a varied and holistic set of learning experiences supporting them to identify and pursue an individual transition to adulthood, employment, further education and training and social connectedness.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

We are looking for casual Youth Support Workers who are interested in working across one or more of our Brisbane based schools located in Ipswich, Inala and Kingston.

  • The Centre Education Programme (Kingston)
  • Inala Flexible Learning Centre
  • Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre

Staff are expected to work within the framework of common ground and demonstrate the ability to work under the four principles of operation; Respect, Honesty, Participation and Safe and Legal.

This position will provide casual/relief support for the site.  The role is focused towards community relation development and assistance with best model of practice at the Inala Flexible Learning Centre, Centre Education Programme and Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre.

This role as a casual/relief position will provide short term assistance for the worker who fulfils the substantive position.

  • Monitor attendance patterns of young people, maintain records of program attendance.
  • Identify barriers impacting attendance to young people and provide appropriate assistance to those students experiencing difficulties at school and at home.
  • Engage with young people in a variety of situations and are able to communicate sensitively and effectively with diverse cultural groups.
  • Work collaboratively to provide a safe, caring and conducive work environment for all members of the FLC community.
  • Operate within the context of Edmund Rice Education Australia’s Corporate Policies and Procedures, particularly in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Health and Safety.
  • Involvement in other engagement activities may be negotiated with the Head of Campus as required.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Head of Campus
     

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualifications at Certificate level or equivalent qualifications relevant for a Youth Support Worker or such knowledge and experience to successfully carry out the duties of this position.
  • An understanding of and commitment to principles of social justice.
  • Willingness to engage in Professional Development and continued learning.
  • Sound level of verbal and written communication skills, including participating in meeting processes, report writing and negotiation skills.
  • Current and valid Blue Card or the ability to obtain.
  • Current first aid certificate or ability to obtain.
  • Current and valid Queensland Driver’s License.
  • Current Cert IV TAE or willing to obtain within the first 2 years.

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

  • Learning a different way to do school
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Options for salary packaging
  • Enhanced superannuation benefits
  • Induction, wellbeing and ongoing professional development
  • Free EAP counselling services


APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please visit www.ereafsn.edu.au and follow the Employment Opportunities tab to view the position description and instructions for making an application.

Applications accepted until 12:00pm on Thursday 18 August 2022

To apply for this role please clearly identify what position you are applying for and provide the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressed to Michelle Kinnane, Acting Principal, Xavier Flexi Schools Network, outlining your suitability and reasons for applying for the position
  • Curriculum vitae outlining relevant work history including contact details of at least three referees including your current employer  

 

Download a copy of the Position Description HERE

 

All applications for this position will be submitted to screening procedures as detailed in the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) legislation and the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005.    These checks are consistent with Edmund Rice Education Australia’s commitment to the protection of children and young people in their care.

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Xavier Flexi Schools Network

The Xavier Flexi Schools Network and Flexible Learning Centres are Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. The Flexible Learning Centres (FLCs) offer a full-time and multiyear secondary education program for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Young people typically express a broad range of complex education and social needs and FLCs respond with a variety of flexible and innovative teaching and learning practices including vocational planning and the development of social connectedness.

The purpose of an Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Learning Centre is to provide young people with a varied and holistic set of learning experiences which enable them to identify and pursue an individual transition to adulthood, employment, further education and training and social connectedness.