Youth Support Coordinator - Kingaroy State High School

$65,116 - $72,257 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Darling Downs, QLD, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Student Services

Job Description

Have you got a keen and genuine interest in working with young people? Do you have an interest in working as part of a team to improve the learning outcomes for students? If this is you, have you ever thought about being a Youth Support Coordinator? Kingaroy State High School has an opportunity for a Youth Support Coordinator to join our team. Kingaroy is located in the heart of the South Burnett approximately 250km north-west of Brisbane. Our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience underpin everything that makes Kingaroy SHS the school that it is.

Position status Permanent
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO3
Workplace Location Darling Downs - Maranoa
Job ad reference QLD/DSR390022/21P
Closing date 24-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $65116 - $72257
Fortnightly salary $2495.90 - $2769.60
Job duration
Contact person Gabby Flanigan
Contact details (07) 4160 0666
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About our school:

Kingaroy State High is a co-educational high school located approximately 250 km north-west of Brisbane in the South Burnett.

We have a long-standing reputation for academic excellence as well as the provision of a range of vocational education opportunities, and involvement in sport, instrumental and other cultural pursuits. Additionally, we have an excellent active citizens program where our students can become involved in a multitude of volunteer opportunities in the local community.

Your opportunity:

As the Youth Support Coordinator you will:

  • Refer at risk students to appropriate agencies and support services that will assist students to overcome barriers to education and training.
  • Provide individual support, case management and, where appropriate, group support to students to maximise their engagement with education and training.

The role of the Youth Support Coordinator (YSC) will reflect the specific needs of the school but will provide support to at-risk-students to remain engaged with their education to enhance their opportunities for further education and sustainable future employment. As the Youth Support Coordinator, you will be working under the guidance of the Student Services Support Team with a variety of key focus areas.

Your 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.

Mandatory Requirement:

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

Contact Name: Gabby Flanigan, Business Manager (07) 4160 0666

Closing Date: Sunday 24 October, 2021

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.


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Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021