Associate Head of Campus - Bowen and Burdekin Campuses

Job No: XFS8
Location: Milton

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

The Xavier Flexi Schools Network and Flexible Learning Centres are Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. Townsville Flexible Learning Centre with campuses at Bowen and Burdekin offers a full-time and multiyear secondary education program for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. The purpose of the 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.

The Townsville FLC was established in 2006 to meet the needs of the local community. In 2019 the Burdekin and Bowen Educational Engagement Programs were established after many years of local consultation. These new programs are campuses of the Townsville FLC and are expected to grow from one class group to several in the next few years.


ABOUT THE ROLE:
This position is working full-time, Monday to Friday for 5 years. A subsequent 5 years may be available upon successful review.

This position exists to provide leadership support across the Bowen and Burdekin Campuses of the Townsville Flexible Learning Centre. This leadership role is broad in its scope and focus across the total operations of the campuses working across portfolios on a strength-based framework. The role works in close cooperation with the Head of Campus, the Associate Head of Campus Townsville, the Principal and the Network Support Team.

Staff of the Bowen and Burdekin Campuses are employed through the Townsville FLC and based in either Bowen or Burdekin. They will have strong working relationships with other Townsville FLC staff located in Townsville, Burdekin and Bowen. The daily program with young people will include on-site and off-site activities. The Programs work intensively with a small group of young people in years 7-10 to build capacity to engage in further education and or training.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

The key accountabilities are based on a strengths-based framework from the five aspects; Identity, Educational, Relational, Administrative and Community, of leadership within a Flexi school.

Key accountabilities for the day-to-day operations and leadership of the Bowen and Burdekin campuses under the direction of the Head of Campus.

*To view the full Position Description please CLICK HERE.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Education with eligibility for teacher registration with Queensland College of Teachers and current open drivers license and ability and willingness to drive between Campuses in Townsville, Burdekin and Bowen
  2. Demonstrated commitment to the values of Edmund Rice Education Australia. In particular the person needs to be able to demonstrate a commitment to building just communities based on the Touchstones of; Inclusive community, Gospel Spirituality, Justice and Solidarity and Liberating Education, which enhance learning and wellbeing for young people.
  3. Demonstrated leadership of the development and maintenance of programs for young people at risk. Substantial knowledge of, and experience in, one or more of the aspects of leadership (as identified in the Key Accountabilities). In particular the person needs to be able to demonstrate an ability to assist staff in this area and to engage in reflective practice on how to best enhance learning for disengaged young people.
  4. Demonstrated experience and ability to provide leadership in trauma informed practice and wellbeing support that ensures that young people can achieve positive educational and social outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing a range of learning choices/curriculum and assessment which meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of young people at risk.
  6. Commitment to and ability to lead a multi-disciplinary community in reflection around working together under four principles of operation: Respect, Safe and Legal, Honesty and Participation. The principles establish a “common ground” among staff, young people and families, where the means to resolve conflict, negotiate learning, recognize rights, responsibilities and consequences are modelled and explored, both within the group and individually.


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 9:00am on Monday 22 November 2021.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the above Key Selection Criteria (listed above in points 1-9) in no more than 4 pages
  • Curriculum vitae outlining relevant work history including contact details of at least three referees including your current employer

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Individuals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only those applicants successful in obtaining an interview will be contacted.

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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.