Youth Welfare & Retention Officer

Youth Welfare & Retention Officer – Student Welfare Unit Wangaratta Fixed Term (4 days per week) to 31 December 2019 Previous Applicants Need Not Apply The Student Welfare Unit provides counselling, career counselling, disability support and welfare support to student of GOTAFE enabling them to participate and engage in their studies and improve the likelihood of retention and engagement of students. The role of Youth Welfare and Retention Officer supports VCAL students with high welfare, social and mental health needs who are at risk of disengaging and discontinuing their studies.
Job Details
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Department: GoTafe Springboard
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Wangaratta
Reference: VG/300815A
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 300815 - Youth Welfare & Retention Officer.docx (Word, 127KB)


Contact: Mick Loscavo
mloscavo@gotafe.vic.edu.au

Position Details

Youth Welfare & Retention Officer – Student Welfare Unit

Wangaratta

Fixed Term (4 days per week) to 31 December 2019

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

The Student Welfare Unit provides counselling, career counselling, disability support and welfare support to student of GOTAFE enabling them to participate and engage in their studies and improve the likelihood of retention and engagement of students.  The role of Youth Welfare and Retention Officer supports VCAL students with high welfare, social and mental health needs who are at risk of disengaging and discontinuing their studies.  The Youth Welfare and Retention Officer will work within a team of specialists to support at risk students across all GOTAFE locations by:

-          Providing general youth welfare support, basic counselling, referral and information to VCAL students through the coordination and management of appropriate support services.

-          Actively engaging with young students in VCAL who may be at risk as an identified equity priority group and to support, inform, empower and/or advocate so students are better able to address issues that could impede study.

-          Providing support and recommendations to staff in relation to VCAL student welfare and retention issues within established guidelines.

-          Responding appropriately to referrals from VCAL teachers and other Institute staff.

The Youth Welfare and Retention Officer will be required to establish, foster and maintain relationships with relevant and appropriate agencies to enable a quality service that will meet the individual student needs.

As the successful candidate you will have:                

  • A Diploma of Community Welfare or equivalent with relevant experience; or
  • A Certificate in Youth Work with substantial relevant youth work experience within Community Welfare and/or studying towards the completion  of a Diploma or Degree in a related discipline;
  • Highly developed skills in providing intervention and counselling to assist students at risk of disengaging from study;
  • Highly developed liaison and coordination skills, especially the ability to develop and utilise local welfare networks to support students;
  • A current Working with Children Check and Police Check (or currently applying)
  • A current motor vehicle (car) Driver's License

GOTAFE is committed to the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability, Aboriginal children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

Please go to www.gotafe.vic.edu.au and attach a Cover Letter, Resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.  Please note that applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered.  For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact recruitment@gotafe.vic.edu.au 

Applications close: 27 September 2018


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