Student Support Officer, Youth Outreach Worker – 223038

  • Company:
    Department of Education
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:

<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span style=""><br></span></p><ul><li>Are you passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of our future generation? </li><li>Do you enjoy working as part of dynamic team in a school environment</li><li>Can you manage diverse stakeholders in an ever-evolving environment?</li><li>Would you like to make a difference in a rural and country school?</li></ul><br><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto;"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>The community and staff of Molong Central School are committed to 'providing opportunities for personal achievement' for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We achieve this through: provision of effective teaching and assessment practices; delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum and co-curricular program which caters for the needs of individual students; nurturing and motivating the 'whole child' through extensive student welfare structures, educational programs and networks; emphasis on literacy, numeracy and technological skills; fostering of partnerships between the school and its community; provision of a caring environment which is conducive to learning; and effective communication linking all sections of the school community. The school draws its primary students, for the most part, from the immediate township. In addition secondary students travel a significant distance to school by bus. Manildra, Cumnock, Cudal and Euchareena are feeder schools for the secondary department. Students also join us from Molong and Manildra St. Joseph's schools.</span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto;"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>As part of a </span><a href="https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/counselling-and-psychology-services/student-mental-health-and-wellbeing-support-in-schools" target="_blank"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>NSW government initiative</span></a><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>, the NSW Department of Education has a number of fulltime positions to support the wellbeing of students.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>About the role: </b>Student Support Officers work within the school community to enhance student wellbeing and learning outcomes in partnership with the wellbeing team and the school counselling service. Student Support Officers provide individual and targeted wellbeing support and whole of school wellbeing initiatives and programs that are evidence-based. They have a pivotal role in working collaboratively with external agencies and creating referral pathways for students and families to child and family support agencies.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="background: white;">Diploma or higher qualifications in Youth Work or relevant Human Services including Youth Work, Counselling, Social Science, Social Work</span></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> and demonstrated successful experience working with young people to improve their wellbeing and mental health. </b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>NOTE:</b> Recreation leave and flexible working hours</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Student Support Officers employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 are remunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4 weeks recreation leave. Hours of duty will be seven (7) hours per day, excluding breaks. Applications for recreation leave will not be approved during school term time and Student Support Officers will be required to attend work during school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Requests for flex days in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement will be subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generally require that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations.</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto;"><span style="mso-fareast-language: en-au;">A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process to fill future Student Support Officer roles (including both temporary and ongoing). A recruitment pool is valid for 18 months.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>About the NSW Department of Education: </b>We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. For more information about the Department of Education, please visit <a href="http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/">NSW Department of Education</a></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>How to apply:</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Essential Requirements:</b></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto;"><span style="mso-fareast-language: en-au;">To be considered for this position, candidates must have: </span></p><ul type="disc" style="direction: ltr;"><li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: bold;"><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1;"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>Successfully completed a Diploma or Higher qualification in social work, youth work, welfare or related discipline. </span><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">(Relevant qualification must be completed at time of application)</b></p></li><li style='"Times New Roman",serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style=' "Calibri",sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto;'><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>A current Working with Children Check clearance. For more information, visit </span><a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check</span></a></p></li><li style='"Times New Roman",serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style=' "Calibri",sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 8pt; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; mso-add-space: auto;'><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman"; mso-fareast-language: en-au;'>Knowledge of and commitment to the </span><a href="https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/aboriginal-education-and-training-policy"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman"; mso-fareast-language: en-au;'>Department's Aboriginal education policies</span></a> (200 words maximum)</p></li></ul><br><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you must attach <b>a cover letter</b> (max. 2 pages) and <b>your resume</b> (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please also include contact details (email and phone number) for <b>two current professional referees</b>.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Please address <b>the pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. </b>Within your application and responses please ensure you demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the <b>focus capabilities</b> as outlined in the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/cf8kcf" target="_blank">role description</a></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Please upload certified copies of your qualifications and/or academic transcripts with your application.</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment. </p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">If you proceed to interview you will need to provide the following:</p><ol type="1" start="1"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;"><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/gnefkc"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>Proof of Identity information</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;"><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/n9qn3d"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>Informed Consent Form</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;"><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/o3on7p"><span style='mso-fareast-"times new roman";'>Declaration for child-related work</span></a></li></ol><br><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp; <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Pre-screening questions:</b></p><ol type="1" style="direction: ltr;"><li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;"><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; mso-add-space: auto; tab-stops: list 18.0pt;"><span style="">The role of a Student Support Officer involves working with individuals and groups of students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of learning and support needs. Tell me about a time you had to support a young person/colleague/peer with additional learning and wellbeing needs to achieve a common goal (300 words maximum).</span></p></li><li style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "Times New Roman",serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;'><p style='color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "Calibri",sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; mso-add-space: auto; tab-stops: list 18.0pt;'><span style="">Working with young people to achieve positive outcomes requires strengths and skills across personal, interpersonal and professional domains. Outline how you have used these skills in your professional role supporting the wellbeing of one or more young people (300 words maximum).</span></p></li></ol><br><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;">&nbsp;<br _moz_editor_bogus_node="TRUE"></p><br _moz_editor_bogus_node="TRUE">