Support Worker (Re-Engagement Program)

About the Role
The Centre is establishing a re-engagement program that aims to re-engage students and prepare them to transition back into mainstream school. Learners will range in age between 15 and 17 years and will be referred to the program by their school.

The support worker in this program will play a crucial role in supporting the social and emotional development of students in the program who are disengaged and facing challenges. The support worker will work collaboratively with the Teacher, school partners, families, and community stakeholders to create a supportive environment that empowers youth to overcome obstacles and thrive.

About You
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of our Learners in the program. Our ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in supporting a Learner’s social, emotional and academic growth.

You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with students from diverse backgrounds and create a safe and supportive environment where all students feel valued and respected.

Qualifications and Licences

  • Qualification in Social Work, Counselling, Education Support or significant experience in working with disengaged youth.
  • Current employee Victorian Working with Children Check Card (WWCC)
  • Satisfactory National Police Records Check

What can we offer you?

  • As a not-for-profit Benevolent Charity, The Centre can offer Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing which can provide you with tax savings.
  • Work-Life Balance through Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply, send the below to hr@thecentre.vic.edu.au by 10th March 2024

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Please also address the following key selection criteria:
    1. Experience working with youth who require social and emotional support.
    2. Strong understanding of youth development principles and learning strategies
    3. Experience in working with youth in group settings.
    4. Strong knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practices.

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For any questions, please contact Sharee Castagna on phone (03)5721 0200 or email sharee.castagna@thecentre.vic.edu.au

The Centre encourages all people of diverse backgrounds to apply to join its team including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) communities and those living with a disability.

We reserve the right to interview and potentially make an appointment PRIOR TO CLOSURE OF APPLICATION DATE.