Youth Support Coordinator - Innisfail State College

$63,527 - $70,492 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Innisfail QLD, Australia
  • 08 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Student Services

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated and dynamic individual to join our team as Youth Support Coordinator at Innisfail State College. 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 case manage and refer at risk students to the appropriate support services to maximize student engagement and outcomes at our school. The duration of this temporary vacancy is until 24 June 2022, unless otherwise determined.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: AO3
Workplace Location: Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/FNR375458/21T
Closing date: 21-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $63527 - $70492
Fortnightly salary: $2435.00 - $2702.00
Job duration: Until 24 June 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Alana Robertson
Contact details: 0459 813 719
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About the school

Innisfail State College is a school that prides itself on quality teaching and a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum. We provide each student with the skills necessary to achieve personal success and achievement both in their life, at school and in their future careers. We recognise that our students' pathways after secondary schooling are varied, so provide a quality holistic and diverse curriculum program offering the traditional secondary education academic subjects catering for university bound students as well as providing nationally accredited vocational subjects which will equip our students for the workforce.

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.

 It would be highly regarded for the successful applicant to hold a Cert IV in Training and Assement or have the capability to obtain one. This role also supports VET programs to achieve satisfactory learning outcomes for students.

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.


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Job Closing Date

21 Jun, 2021