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Youth Worker - Mabel Park State High School

Education - Logan Central, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Applications are sought from flexible and resourceful individuals to join the team as the Youth Worker. As the Youth Worker you will liaise between students, school personnel, and the home parents/guardians of any students who encounter educational, social, emotional or behaviour problems.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Logan - Beaudesert
Yearly Salary: $63527 - $70492
Contact Name: Ellie Green
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 02-MAR-21

Image Courtesy of Mabel Park State High School

About Mabel Park State High School

Our school prides itself on educating boys and girls within the Logan City community. This is expressed both in terms of our student's academic results and their development as lifelong learners.

We know that we prepare our students well for a future in a complex, challenging world which is constantly changing and evolving. As this process of change occurs our staff continues to innovate and remain at the forefront of proven and effective teaching and learning practices.

Your Role

As the Youth Worker you will have responsibility for the following:

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 the attendance policy as a means of increasing awareness of students experiencing problems and allow for intervention before such problems get out of hand.
Forge links between the school and families of students who show persistent absence from schooling to encourage students' continuous attendance at school and to assist students determine future educational requirements.
Identify and provide appropriate assistance to students experiencing difficulties at school and/or at home which may put them at risk of leaving school prematurely.
Maintain spreadsheets, data bases and accurate record keeping.
Contribute to a positive, caring and supportive school image in the community.
Advise the Principal of students who may be at risk (at home or in the school environment).
Home visits with student/s and their families to advise and provide strategies for a more positive educational experience.
Developing and implementing programs dealing with social skills/assertiveness/self-esteem/etc.
Coordinating strategies and procedures to counter cause/s of avoidance of school situation.
Liaising between school community members such as student, fellow students, teachers, administration, parents and Guidance Officer in understanding strategies to regain more positive educational outcomes for the individual.

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.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Logan Central, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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