Youth Worker - Rockhampton Flexible Learning Centre

Job Description

Youth Worker

  • Full Time Continuing (includes a 6 month probation period)
  • Start: As soon as can be negotiated.
  • Salary starting at School Officer Level 5 - $75,924

Rockhampton Flexible Learning Centre is a coeducational Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. It has a clear commitment to social justice and stands in solidarity with disadvantaged people of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds with a particular sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The school provides holistic learning experiences that address the social needs of students, and promotes their emotional, cognitive, spiritual and academic development.

EREA provides a supportive, flexible working environment where we are committed to supporting the ongoing professional learning of all staff members including specific targeting programs as identified. We endeavour to employ people that have the drive and motivation to work towards successful outcomes for our young people.

What is the role?

The role of the Youth Worker within our school is to support, design and develop engagement, wellbeing and social inclusion responses and program activities for the school that directly enhance the engagement of the young people that attend the school. All program activities complement the educational programs on offer and support the engagement of young peoples learning at the school. Some of these programs include outdoor adventure based learning, sports and self reflection workshops.

For full details of the position please refer to the Position Description by clicking APPLY

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues for contemporary youth culture to be able to identify potential barriers impacting on young people and their families in the wider community
  • Ability to identify barriers to young people engaging in activities and adapt programs accordingly
  • Promote the values and principles of the school to ensure inclusion, empowerment and youth development when developing and implementing program activities
  • Commitment to work under the four principles of operation, Respect, Safe and Legal, Honesty and Participation to establish a “common ground” to resolve conflict, negotiate learning, recognise rights, where responsibilities and consequences are modelled and explored

About you:

  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with disengaged youth
  • Minimal Certificate IV qualification desirably in a youth or human services sector and/or the ability to obtain one within the first 12 months of employment
  • Previous experience in a youth or human services sector
  • Applicants must hold or have the ability to attain a current Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card No Start Blue Card system legislation
  • Ability to work within the four principles of Honest, Participation, Respect and Safe and Legal
  • Proficient computer literacy including the ability to learn various computer software systems and ability to train and support other staff
  • Local travel is a requirement of this position therefore it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current 'C' drivers license

Employee benefits include:

  • Small group sizes with a flexible approach to learning
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (if an employee co-contribution is made)
  • Salary sacrificing benefits, including FBT exempt payments of up to $15,900 p/a
  • Induction, Wellbeing and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Dedicated support to assist new youth workers

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for a position, please complete the application form below. To support your application, you will be required to provide a current CV and Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, experience and suitability for the role.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Owen Mayor -Head of Campus via owen.mayor@ereafsn.edu.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3PM (AEST) FRIDAY
21 JUNE 2024.

The successful applicant must possess (or be eligible to obtain) and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.