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Generalist Teacher - Primary

MacKillop Family Services
  • Caulfield - role commencing in 2021

Due to further expansion of our education services, MacKillop Education in Caulfield is seeking a passionate and highly skilled Teacher to commence in 2021. An exciting opportunity to join an evolving organisation where you can provide quality education and support to our students who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from education.

About MacKillop Education

The central goal of MacKillop Family Services is to support, to foster hope and to promote justice for children, young people and their families, particularly those who experience distress, disadvantage and abuse. Education is central to that goal.

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. MacKillop Education currently provides education support to these young people, through outreach programs from three sites: Geelong, Maidstone, and Warrnambool. We offer education support through our Children in Residential Care Programs (CIRC) and the Western Education Support Team Program (WEST).

Our schools in Geelong (Foundation – VCAL), Maidstone (Years 3-6), Caulfield (Foundation - Year 10), cater for students who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging, from education. The education programs provide flexible learning pathways and they equip students with the skills to either remain at MacKillop School, re-enter mainstream school or, for senior students, to take up employment or further education options, including traineeships and apprenticeships.

About the role

The Generalist Teacher (Primary) is a member of our Mackillop School in Caulfield and reports to the Principal. This role will contribute to the development of education programs appropriate to the identified learning and wellbeing requirements of children with complex and diverse needs, who have often experienced trauma, abuse or neglect.

This is a full time, permanent position. This position will be primarily based in the Caulfield campus of the MacKillop School. Some travel may be required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop education programs for a range of students following a rigorous assessment of their initial and ongoing educational needs.
  • Set and demonstrate high expectations for student learning and education outcomes through the development of Individual Education and Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Support the Primary Team to enhance capacity and implement systems and processes related to learning and wellbeing.
  • Model a commitment to Child Safety, unconditional positive regard and trauma informed practice at all times.
  • Work collaboratively in the development of the primary curriculum which is focussed on enhancing learning outcomes in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Provide regular informal and formal feedback to family/carers, care teams, school and network staff on the progress of each student.
  • Support the development of transition and behaviour support plans that cater for the learning needs of individual students.

About you

Our successful applicant will have a passion for and commitment to working with children who have complex and diverse needs and are disengaged from learning. Experience in working with children with special needs and challenging behaviour is highly desirable.

We are seeking someone who is resilient, flexible and has the capacity to work collaboratively as a part of a committed and passionate team.

Our successful applicant will have a strong knowledge and experience of developing curriculum and supporting students with special needs.

Key Selection Criteria

  • 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.
  • A four-year teaching qualification or equivalent and eligibility for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in implementing highly aspirational initiatives in student learning, informed by the Victorian Curriculum.
  • Experience in the design, delivery and assessment of programs that cater for diverse and complex needs of individual learners and a commitment to trauma-informed practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary developments in education and a capacity to engage students who have a range of learning difficulties and challenging behaviours.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues to improve the quality of programs and enhance student outcomes.

MacKillop is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records checks and hold a valid employment working with children check to be successful.

For more information, please contact Angela Alibrando, Principal Caulfield at Angela.Alibrando@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Generalist Teacher - Primary enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you think you have the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people and our team, then we want to hear from you.

To view the Position Description, please click HERE.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now where you will be redirected to the Generalist Teacher (Primary), Caulfield vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.

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Please address the key selection criteria (as outlined in the Position Description) within your cover letter, as part of your application.

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