Student Engagement and Transitions – Ignatius Learning Centre

Ignatius Learning Centre

Richmond, VIC

Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 October 2021

<ul><li>Keen to combine your passion for education and social justice, whilst making a difference? </li><li>Richmond location – close to public transport. </li></ul><p><b>About the organisation </b></p><p>Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. </p><p>Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community. </p><p>We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research. </p><p><b>About the program </b></p><p><b>Ignatius Learning Centre </b></p><p>Jesuit Social Services is establishing a new School – the Ignatius Learning Centre. </p><p>Enrolling students for the first time in 2021, the Ignatius Learning Centre offers an education that fosters responsibility and transformation, and that engages young people who have had a severely disrupted education and are at significant risk of incarceration and/or further involvement with the youth justice system. </p><p>As a specialist Catholic Secondary School guided by a Catholic social ethos and Ignatian heritage, we provide a holistic education, so that students can experience success in a safe and supportive environment. The Ignatius Learning Centre enables students to restore hope, experience a sense of belonging, flourish and reach their potential. </p><p>The Ignatius Learning Centre opened in Term 1 of 2021, initially enrolling approximately 20 young men, aged 15 – 17, offering the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) as the curriculum. </p><p><b>About the roles </b></p><p>The Student Engagement and Transitions officer role is a part of the Engagement Team at the Ignatius Learning Centre, and reports to the Head of Engagement. </p><p>The role is to strengthen the capacity for the school to engage its students, particularly those with long histories of disengagement, school exclusion and involvement in the Criminal Justice System, due to complex and challenging behaviours. </p><p>The role will be a balance of assertive outreach, 1:1 intensives with students and presence in classes. The role will involve a small case load of students requiring assertive outreach to get them into school and 1:1 support when at school. </p><p>The role will also involve a small transition case load (4-6) for graduating students transitioning into further education (TAFE, University) or vocational/ transitional pathways post completing their VCAL certificate at the ILC. </p><p>Qualifications/industry experience in the following areas: </p><ul><li>Minimum CERT 4/ Diploma, in relevant Social work / Youth Work / Community Services, </li><li>Preference Bachelors Social Work / Youth Work </li></ul><p>This is a full time position and a drivers license is required. </p><p>Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.</p><p><b>Candidate requirements</b></p><p>To be successful in the role you will have: </p><ul><li>Demonstrated understanding of young people involved with youth justice, histories of school disengagement and trauma. </li><li>Demonstrated ability and experience, working with marginalized, complex, young people, their families and communities to achieve positive outcomes. </li><li>Demonstrated experience in performing assertive outreach, establishing relationships and connection with young people and their families. </li><li>Demonstrated experience in working in complex, high pressure demand driven environment. </li><li>The ILC is guided by an evidence based culturally responsive pedagogy. Provide an example from your experience that demonstrates your understanding and implementation of culturally responsive practice. </li><li>Ability to work with young people and their key stakeholders, not limited to; parents/carers, care teams, Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) </li><li>Experience and knowledge relevant to working with young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. </li><li>Understanding of and sympathy for the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services, and a demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in this dimension of the role. </li></ul><p><b>What Jesuit Social Services can offer you </b></p><ul><li>A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program </li><li>Ongoing role related training and development </li><li>An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work </li><li>A welcoming and supportive environment </li><li>Employee assistance program </li><li>A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits </li><li>Generous leave </li></ul><p><b>How to apply </b></p><p>To view the Position Description and to apply for the role, please visit</p><p>For further information please contact Imogen Cowan on 0417 678 170. </p><p>Applicants are <b>required to respond </b>to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Applications that do not directly address Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. </p><p>Please apply in confidence. </p><p><b>Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 5 October 2021. </b></p><p>Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice. </p><p><b>Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. </b></p><p><b>Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care. </b></p><p><b>You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct</b></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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