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Vet Coordinator / Careers Counsellor

Portside Christian College - Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Portside Christian College, SA

Position Details

We are seeking a VET Coordinator and Careers Counsellor for a part-time (up to 0.7FTE) contract in 2021 with the view to ongoing.

Applicants could also apply for the Trade Training Centre Manager Position (up to 0.3FTE) currently advertised with a combined, full-time role considered for the right candidate.

This position will be directly responsible to the College Principal through the Deputy Principal (Secondary) and the Director of Teaching and Learning.

At Portside Christian College, we deliver:
  • Teaching and Learning programs developed using the Understanding by Design curriculum framework from a biblical perspective
  • Professional, rewarding and supportive environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
If you are committed to high quality education, enjoy a challenge, and want to work alongside other professionals dedicated to quality outcomes for learners in a Christian environment, then please apply.

The VET Coordinator and Careers Counsellor will:
  • Work collaboratively with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Coordinator, Head of Senior School and Director of Teaching and Learning to ensure delivery of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) program from years 10-12 and provide relevant subject/course counselling for students complete their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
  • Foster strong working relationships and collaborate with VET Coordinators, business organisations, Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and VET course providers in order to provide best learning opportunities and experiences for students.
  • Proactively inform the SACE Coordinator, relevant teachers and students of VET course opportunities and requirements.
  • Monitor the progress of VET students during their courses and provide advice and/or intervention as required.
  • Liaise with University, RTO’s and business organisations to provide pathways advice at College events.
  • Collaborate and support the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and Workplace practices teacher in promoting career awareness and pathways.
  • Assist in the implementation and delivery of the WHS induction program before students attend Workplace Learning sites.
  • Keep up with current trends and information in relation to careers and VET opportunities.
  • Counsel and educate students about careers and post-school destinations including university, TAFE, trades, traineeships and apprenticeships.
  • Ensure that career related publications and information is readily accessible and distributed to teachers and students.
  • Support students identify, source and complete relevant work placement opportunities related to compulsory Work Experience (Year 10) and their vocational pathways and/or VET courses (Years 11 and 12) in line with Workplace Learning procedures.
  • Undertake placement review, follow up and visits to ensure suitability and success for students.
  • Complete administrative requirements related to VET and Work placement processes including clear and accurate communication, data collection and reporting.
  • Identify and develop links with industry and local business.
  • Coach students on developing relevant skills to improve their individual employment opportunities.
  • Attend appropriate network meetings and information sessions.
Required skills and attributes of the successful candidate include:

  • Applying teachers will have South Australian Teacher Registration, or be eligible to obtain registration.
  • Sound interpersonal skills that promote confidence and trust with colleagues, students, families and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating VET and Career counselling.
  • Ability to consult with, work and communicate collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Respond promptly to relevant enquiries and provide timely information.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to manage the demands of the position including administration and professional responsibilities.
  • Actively contribute to the Christian life of the College community.
Desired skills and attributes of the successful candidate may include:

  • Qualifications that are relevant to career counselling and education.
  • Experience with VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) enrolment procedures.
  • Experience with accessing VET information and student VET information via the SACE Board website and School’s Online.
Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of the Workplace Learning Procedures 2020.
  • Provide and analysis of current and emerging career pathways and their implications of Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Applications are to include the following:
  • Cover letter, maximum 1 page.
  • Curriculum Vitae outlining details of qualifications and areas of study, educational history, previous employment and relevant personal information.
  • Completion of the Portside Christian College Application for Employment - Non-Teacher or
Portside Christian College Application for Employment - Teacher available on our website.

  • Written response to the above selection criteria, maximum 1500 words.
Applications are to be received by Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 9am.

Applications should be addressed to:
Mrs Belinda Elsegood, Human Resources

Portside Christian College

PO Box 6188, West Lakes Shore SA 5020

Email: application@portside.sa.edu.au

Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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