- Full Time Ongoing (includes a 6 month probation period)
- Immediate commencement available for the successful candidate
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.
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
- 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
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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 options
- Induction, Wellbeing and Professional Development Opportunities
- Dedicated support to assist new youth workers
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received
Our organisation supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment directed at ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
All applications for this position will be subjected to screening procedures as detailed in the Commission of Children and Young people and Childs Guardian legislation. These checks are consistent with Edmund Rice Education Australia's commitment to child protection policies and procedures.