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Education Support Workers - Geelong

MacKillop Family Services

About the Program

MacKillop Education is a Catholic Specialist P-12 School that comprises of three school campuses; Geelong, Maidstone and Caulfield. It caters for children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from mainstream education. The students referred to MacKilllop have a history and/or ongoing experience of trauma and their needs are complex and diverse; self-regulation is difficult for our students and this can result in challenging social and emotional behaviours.

Children in Out-of-Home Care are a high priority client group of MacKillop Education, as are adolescents at risk of leaving school without vocational skills.

The School provides flexible learning pathways that equip participants with the skills to either re-enter a mainstream school or pursue alternative pathways, including further education, training or employment. It teaches to the Victorian Curriculum (P-10) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at years 11 and 12. VET Certificates can also be accessed during senior studies.

About the role

The aim of the Education Support position is to enhance the classroom learning and wellbeing of students, in partnership with a Key Teacher. The Education Support role plays a key role in engaging students in the classroom and co-regulating with students when dysregulated in the classroom. The Education Support role may be required to work with students individually and in small groups, across the school programs. The role is located in Geelong, VIC.

About you

The incumbent will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
  • Relevant work experience and a minimum Diploma Qualification, Certificate IV in Education Support or Special Needs or equivalent.
  • An understanding and commitment to the objectives and values of the organisation, including Sanctuary Commitments, as outlined above, and a capacity to represent MacKillop values as required by the role.
  • An understanding of teaching and learning support strategies and the ability to implement these as required.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in understanding the unique nature of providing high quality educational experiences to young people with multiple and complex needs, including those marginalised from school and society through trauma, abuse and neglect. This includes the ability to co-regulate with students who become dysregulated.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities including student excursions, camps and the marketing of our education programs to the Catholic Education Office, the Education Department and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with others and exercise influence in a diversity of contexts.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, care givers, community service providers and other staff.

Please click here for a copy of the position description, that includes any additional role requirements.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now where you will be redirected to the Education Support, Geelong vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the Apply Now button at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description as part of your application. View a copy of the Position Description HERE.

For more information, please contact Justin Roberts (Principal) via email on justin.roberts@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Education Support Workers - Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs or via phone, 0408 825 100.

MacKillop promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.

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