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Youth Support Coordinator - Redbank Plains State High School


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Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated and dynamic individual to join our team as Youth Support Coordinator at Redbank Plains State High School. In this role, you will provide welfare support to students who are at risk of disengagement from school or who require additional support to maintain their studies. The successful candidate will work within a team and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders. The duration of this vacancy is from 12 July 2021 to 10 December 2021, unless otherwise determined.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: AO3
Workplace Location: Ipswich region
Job ad reference: QLD/MER375191/21T
Closing date: 20-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $63527 - $70492
Fortnightly salary: $2435.00 - $2702.00
Job duration: From 12 July 2021 to 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Mr Tom Beck
Contact details: (07) 3432 1222
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About the school

Redbank Plains State High School sees education as essential pathway to social justice, equity and social mobility. We are an aspirational educational institution with an international perspective, that expands our students' world view and expectations of their lifetime opportunities and capacities. We teach the knowledge, skills and character traits that enable students to succeed in all their future endeavours; scholastic, sporting, cultural and personal. We provide a fair and safe educational environment where all can learn to the best of their abilities and students develop the confidence to choose their life pathways and have the means to achieve them.

About the role

As the Youth Support Coordinator you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Identify barriers to young people achieving outcomes and referral to appropriate support services.
  • Maintain records of student contact on a daily basis.
  • Support students to achieve satisfactory learning outcomes.
  • Develop and monitor post program support as required to meet program performance criteria.
  • Develop and foster relationships between the school and families of students to assist at risk students to remain engaged with education or training.
  • Conduct home visits with students and their families, as appropriate, to advise and provide strategies for a more positive educational experience.
  • Be part of the professional team working with the school and the community and liaise with students, teachers, parents, guidance officers, special needs teacher, administrative officers, officers of welfare agencies and other government departments.
  • Monitor attendance patterns of students or groups of students and, in accordance with the school's attendance plan, implement early intervention strategies.
  • Inform and educate parents, community members and students on relevant issues that may be impacting student engagement.
  • Develop and implement programs to support social and emotional wellbeing as required e.g. addressing social skills, assertiveness or self esteem.
  • Identify and provide appropriate assistance to students experiencing difficulties at school and at home which may put them at risk of leaving school prematurely.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.