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Careers at The Centre

Staff at the centre

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with us.

At The Centre we work with local communities to empower individuals through participation, connections, pathways and learning.

We have a longstanding history of providing education and training within the north east, and have recently expanded our reach down the Hume to Seymour and surrounding areas.

We are a community-based organisation with strong links to Federal, State and Local Government; business and industry; schools, TAFE, and universities; community groups and organisations, building alliances and partnerships for the benefit of learners and the community.

As an organisation we encourage our clients and ourselves to be lifelong learners – this includes being curious and taking responsibility for our own learning, whether it is formal learning for the job, or learning about what each of us do here at The Centre, or learning how to productively connect with each other to achieve our vision. We achieve wonderful outcomes with our clients that are often life changing and transformational.

We encourage you to read more about our organisational culture 

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

The Centre is an equal opportunity employer and a Child Safe Organisation.


Community Programs Administrator 

0.5 EFT Fixed Term – concluding June 2021

About the position

The Community Programs Administrator will provide administrative support to all programs and initiatives in the Community Programs area.  The Centre’s Community Programs team manages various community and volunteering programs, including The Volunteer Centre and Community Visitors Schemes across the Hume region. These programs focus on recruiting and matching volunteers with roles and opportunities which suit their needs, interests and skills. This role will be instrumental in supporting compliance and record management when recruiting volunteers, supporting recruitment advertisement. The successful applicant will also have be instrumental in social media posting, website updating and event organisation, while providing administrative support to various other projects and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Certificate III or higher in business administration or a related field.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and with a diverse range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within schedules and timeframes to achieve outcomes and meet deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within websites, Facebook and other social media.

To Apply

If you have a passion for education, commitment to lifelong learning and want to be part of an amazing team environment, we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please review the Position Description or email andrea.matheson@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Position Application form

Email your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria to andrea.matheson@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 6th December 2020

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

 

 

Education Support Trainer/Assessor

(Wangaratta and surrounds)

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and vibrant educator to help our learners to build their skills for a career as a Teacher’s Aide, supporting children and teachers in the classroom.

Our Trainers are experts in their field who care deeply about supporting our learners to achieve their goals. This role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to improve the lives of others and to give back to their industry.

Take the opportunity to shape the skills of the emerging workforce, as a trainer for CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support with The Centre for Continuing Education.

To be successful in this role, applicants must be able to demonstrate an effective communication ability, strong personal organisational and time management skills. Trainers must be highly motivated, positive and able to engage with learners from a variety of backgrounds, skill and education levels.

Required Qualifications

  • Extensive and current industry experience is essential, as is a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or significant progress towards it.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience delivering vocational programs to learners, using appropriate methods and meeting compliance requirements for recording and reporting assessment outcomes
  • Ability to work confidently and conscientiously while unsupervised, off-site and in different delivery areas to provide high quality education and training programs to learners
  • Experience in developing and accessing activities that incorporate techniques to engage learners who may be disengaged to achieve positive outcomes
  • Relevant industry experience

To Apply

If you have a passion for education, commitment to lifelong learning and want to be part of an amazing team environment, we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please review the Position Description or email sharee.castagna@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Email your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria to sharee.castagna@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 6th December 2020

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


Inclusion Programs Trainer/Assessor

Full time
Based in Wangaratta and surrounds

Do you have an extroverted nature and passion for engaging with learners who have cognitive and intellectual disabilities?

Our Inclusion programs at The Centre are engaging and supportive, helping learners to gain the confidence and skills needed to apply for and enter the workforce, volunteering opportunities or to progress to further study.

As a trainer of our Transition Education, and Work Education programs you will need to successfully interact and engage with learners, providing a high level of excitement and positivity that is infectious.

In this role, you will directly impact and influence the future of individuals with a cognitive or intellectual disability to assist in developing their skills and abilities to develop connections within their wider community.

Applicants must have proven experience in working with special needs clients and/or the disability sector.

To be successful in this role, applicants must be able to demonstrate an effective communication ability, strong personal organisational and time management skills. Trainers must be highly motivated, positive and able to engage with learners from a variety of backgrounds, skill and education levels.

Required

  • Travel to surrounding towns throughout the North East
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or significant progress towards it.

Highly desirable

  • Bachelor of Education or equivalent degree.

(Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience)

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience delivering vocational programs to learners, using appropriate methods and meeting compliance requirements for recording and reporting assessment outcomes
  • Ability to work confidently and conscientiously while unsupervised, off-site and in different delivery areas to provide high quality education and training programs to learners
  • Experience in developing and accessing activities that incorporate techniques to engage learners who may be disengaged to achieve positive outcomes
  • Relevant industry experience

To Apply

If you have a passion for education, commitment to lifelong learning and want to be part of an amazing team environment, we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please review the Position Description or email sharee.castagna@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Email your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria to sharee.castagna@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 23rd November 2020

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

 


Finding Strengths is funded by the Federal Government to pilot an initiative to profile learning difficulties (for example, ADHD or dyslexia) in offenders on Parole, or on Community Corrections Orders, and to help them understand that underlying learning difficulties may have resulted in negative education and employment experiences, and as a result poor life outcomes.


Learner Engagement Officer

Full time Fixed Term Contract to 30/06/2021

Based in Wangaratta, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Centre’s innovative and ground-breaking project – Finding Strengths.

As a Learner Engagement Officer within the Finding Strengths project team, you will provide case management and support to facilitate the engagement and learning journey of people who are on Parole or Community Corrections Orders who have learning disorders in Wangaratta and Wodonga.

We welcome applicants with diverse skillsets, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for this role.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma or Bachelor qualification in social work, youth work, family therapy, education, social sciences

Key Selection Criteria

  • Extensive experience and capability to interact and relate to people with significant barriers to accessing education and employment, including low educational attainment, lack of self-confidence, mental health issues and interaction with the criminal justice system.
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of using a strength’s based approach to providing support and case management to those experiencing disadvantage or difficult circumstances.
  • Through an individual and client-centred approach, ability to display empathy and build trust with vulnerable learners to assist them in understanding their personal goals, and to assist them in planning and taking action to achieve engagement in learning.
  • Experience and capability to work within a case management framework, including maintaining accurate case management records, and participating in team case management support mechanisms.

Applications submitted without a cover letter and responses to Key Selection Criteria will not be considered for this role.

To Apply

If you have a passion for education, commitment to lifelong learning and want to be part of an amazing team environment, we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please review the Position Description or email alicia.canning@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Email your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria to alicia.canning@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 25th October 2020

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


Industry Liaison Officer
Full time ongoing
(Shepparton and surrounds)

Be a part of the Centre’s innovative and ground-breaking project – Finding Strengths.

As an Industry Liaison Officer, you will liaise with external agencies to build and manage relationships, securing employment opportunities for project participants.

This role is based in Shepparton, with regular travel to Wangaratta, Wodonga and Seymour

To be successful in this role, applicants will understand emerging labour market needs and ensure appropriate training pathways are available.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in the Employment Services industry, training and assessment or qualifications in Marketing or Business Development would be advantageous to this role.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Extensive experience and the capability to interact and relate to people with significant barriers including low educational attainment, lack of self-confidence, mental health issues and interaction with the criminal justice system and be able to successfully advocate for and support them into employment and education.
  • Experience in and demonstrated understanding of the current labour market, employment service industry and jobseeker requirements. Ability to identify opportunities for partnerships within the employment services industries and develop relationships with employers to create potential job opportunities for participants.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and be able to work flexibly and independently in a changing environment as part of a team to achieve common objectives with a high level of professionalism.

Applications submitted without a cover letter and responses to Key Selection Criteria will not be considered for this role.

To Apply

If you have a passion for education, commitment to lifelong learning and want to be part of an amazing team environment, we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please review the Position Description or email alicia.canning@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Email your resume, cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria to alicia.canning@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, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community and those living with a disability.



Interested in working with us?

We are always searching for trainers with experience in training in First Aid, Forklift, Special Education, Inclusion programs, Disability, Individual Support, Education support & Employability skills.

For further information and to obtain a position description on these opportunities please contact Yair Kellner on 03 5721 0217 or email yair.kellner@thecentre.vic.edu.au