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Teacher - Ipswich


Our TFCO Story so far…

In QLD we began delivering TFCO in October 2018 with one team - delivering TFCO–C for children aged 7-11 in Toowoomba. We have now expanded our delivery to grow our reach, delivering a second TFCO program from Ipswich which is where you will be based as the Teacher in the program.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is an evidence-based, internationally successful program providing an alternative to residential care and getting children and young people aged 7-17 with complex behaviours back to a stable, family life.

The purpose of the Teacher role is to provide educational support to the children and young people in the program and work closely with the school and treatment team to support the child to achieve success in educational settings.

What you will do:

  • Implement education plans for children
  • Guidance and support for students and teachers
  • Supporting the child’s behaviour so they can learn
  • Improve educational participation
  • Improve educational outcomes
  • Improve learning outcomes
  • Assist other schoolteachers and staff and help them respond to behavioural, social and learning needs

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Teaching or Education
  • We take a team approach so someone willing to share and engage in a team
  • Proven classroom teaching experience
  • Experience working with young people aged 7-11 with challenging behaviour
  • Strong administrative skills and experience
  • Expert understanding of the QLD teaching standards and both behavioural and learning needs of students
  • Experience working as part of a treatment team
  • Curriculum expertise
  • Supporting those at risk of poor learning outcomes and children in out of home care
  • Current driving license (essential)
  • Understanding of a broad range of issues that impact on the education system

OzChild offers:

  • Part time permanent position
  • Evidence informed training and professional development journey
  • Expert support from TFCO model purveyors
  • You do NOT need QTC registration to apply for this role
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture
  • Really flexible, work 3, 4 or 5 days to fit in the hours
  • Hours are 22.8 per week, this is a .6 FTE role
  • Work in school in school hours and have time off over the holidays still

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a Blue Card for QLD which is linked to our organisation.

How to Apply

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.

You can view the position description and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au.

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