- Melbourne • Keilor Downs
- Job posted on: 14th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
Keilor Downs College will be the host employer of the Head Start Coordinator as part of the distribution of responsibilities for staffing across the Head Start cluster.
Head Start is an exciting new $49.8m (over 4 years) initiative from the State Government to increase the numbers of students undertaking high quality apprenticeships and traineeships while still completing their senior secondary studies through flexible arrangements.
Keilor Downs College will be the host employer of this Head Start Coordinator.
The Cluster Director is based at Victoria University Secondary College, Brimbank Campus. The Learning Leader, the two other Head Start Coordinators and the Industry Coordinator are based at four other schools across Brimbank Melton. The Head Start Administration office and Head Start Administration Manager is based at Keilor Downs College.
The Coordinator is expected to be highly mobile, building relationships with employers, schools, training providers and other agencies, monitoring student’s progression at school and at their workplaces.
Attendance is required for 114 hours (3 weeks) during the school vacation periods. At least one member of the team will be required to work each week of school holidays to support relationships with employers and support students in their workplaces. This will be rostered across the Head Start Coordinators and Cluster Director, with days to be negotiated.
The role requires the Head Start Coordinator to work across Keilor Downs College and other cluster schools.
The Head Start Coordinator is responsible for developing and supporting Head Start arrangements between students, employers, and school staff as part of the Head Start cluster team. This will include working closely with individual school and regional careers and pathways staff to promote and recruit students into the Head Start program. Building employer and industry connections to source and support the delivery of Head Start apprenticeships and traineeships in their local area.
Localised industry knowledge and labour market trends relevant to the western metropolitan Melbourne region is highly desirable.
The Coordinator will be required to build relationships with multiple stakeholders including TAFE, the LLEN, apprenticeship support networks, pathways and career practitioners and other student-centred teams within participating schools.
The Coordinator will report to the Head Start Cluster Director and will be required to contribute to the development of the Head Start team and program and to provide regular reports on activity and outcomes.
The successful applicant will be required to work some school holiday periods.
Due to potential amendments to both local school and DET policy in response to the COVID-19 situation, some flexibility will need to occur in relation to interview, appointment and commencement processes for this position. This may involve changes to interview dates, times and location at short notice, as well as the need for flexibility regarding appointment deadlines and possibly commencement of position. As the situation develops, there may also present a need to maintain flexibility regarding working location(s) and communication between program members once an appointment has been made.
All queries regarding this should be made directly to the Cluster Director, Marg O’Shea, via email or phone: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Headstart Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or call mobile – 0438 030 166