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Youth Support Coordinator - Proserpine State High School

Queensland Government

Image Courtesy of Proserpine SHS About the School:Established in 1963, Proserpine State High School services a diverse range of communities and offers excellent holistic educational opportunities for young adolescents of the Whitsunday Region of Queensland. This varied cultural backdrop enriches the learning environment, and underpins the wide range of curriculum offerings available. A wide range of both academic and vocational subjects is available, senior students have a choice of 35 subjects while junior students have 20 to 30 subjects from which to choose, depending upon the year level.

As the only state high school in our area we provide a wide variety of pathways to further learning and future employment. We enjoy a proud academic reputation, with a large proportion of our students progressing to university and extraordinary careers. Our vocational focus is also varied, with many school-based apprenticeships and traineeships arranged every year, thanks to a highly supportive community.

About the 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. 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 attac.


Date02 October 2021

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type Full Time

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