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Head Start Student Support Officer

ACT Government

Job Description Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6 Salary: $91,315 - $104,509 plus superannuation Position No: 54457 Directorate: Education Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 November 2022 Contact Officer: Melissa Pinney on Melissa.Pinneyact.gov.

au or (02) 6205 1310 Details: The Head Start Student Support Officer will be a key member of the Careers and Vocational Pathways team within the Education Support Office, providing wrap-around support to participants in the Head Start Pilot Program. As part of the Head Start team, you will be required to provide tailored support to Head Start participants and families, as required, to overcome barriers and support successful completion of the program and post-school transitions. This will include supporting students with disabilities and diverse learning needs and identifying and supporting vulnerable students and young people at risk of disengaging from education and/or employment.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with ACT public schools, students and their families, employers, training providers, and a range of service providers as required, to support engagement and positive outcomes for students participating in the program. You will also support the Directorate’s ASbA Coordinator who is responsible for the growth of ASbAs more broadly in ACT schools, through a continuous improvement lens. This may include provision of advice and support to existing ASbAs and VET in Schools programs across ACT public schools.

Our ideal candidate is someone that is interested in making a difference to the educational, training and employment outcomes of young people, including students with disability and diverse learning needs, vulnerable and youth at risk students. This person will work collaboratively with the Head Start team, external stakeholders, and Head Start students and their families to overcome barriers and ensure the best possible experience and outcomes for each student. Ideally you will have proven ability to build relationships, communicate effectively, and identify and engage with a range of services and resources to support the individual needs of young people.

You will be skilled in identifying and responding to the needs of students and families, have a strong understanding of student behaviour, school avoidance/disengagement, and can manage workload priorities. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, resilient, and tactful, passionate about working with young people and committed to making a difference. Eligibility/Other requirements: Mandatory requirements - To be eligible for permanent employment within the ACT Public Service you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

Previous experience working with young people in a case management setting Current drivers licence essential, including access to a private vehicle for work purposes Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the working with Vulnerable People (Backgr.


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