Youth Services Counsellor and Learning Assistant



Youth Services Counsellor and Learning Assistant Fulltime maximum term position to 31 March 2021, based at our Flagstaff office Annual salary is $73,563 9.5% super About the role Working with Teachers and other relevant staff to scope, design, develop and prepare a broad range of engaging youth-centric accredited tuition programs, applying a variety of methods to optimise learning and employment for young adults; and working with the Youth Services team to provide best practice education and employment pathway counselling across youth programs. About you You are motivated and inspired by empowering young adults (17- 25 years) from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous Australian backgrounds to access youth-focused services.

You are experienced engaging young adults to engage with education, employment and social participation programs using trauma informed, strengths-based youth centric approaches, and with the development of youth centric programs. To be considered for this role you will be able to demonstrate the following criteria: Mandatory Criteria Degree in Youth Work, Social/Community Welfare, Counselling or Education or related field; Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or working towards it); and At least 5 years’ experience working with, supporting and empowering young people in the education sector with at least 2 years’ experience dealing with complex and disadvantaged individuals A current valid Driver's Licence and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle A current Working with Children Check (Employee) Clear understanding and applied practise of Strengths-based approach Previous experience providing high quality casework assessment, pathway planning, support and advocacy Knowledge of the issues facing culturally and linguistically diverse young people (15-24) Developed skills in cross-cultural communication and sensitivity to cultural issues, including experience working with interpreters Knowledge of the issues that contribute to disengagement and barriers to employment, education and training experienced by young people and demonstrated experience in engaging youth Demonstrated knowledge of relevant accredited curricula and training packages, including familiarity with appropriate assessment strategies/tools and learning resources, and the ability to develop contextualised learning programs that achieve and document learner outcomes Ability to develop and use a broad range of curriculum strategies, including technology, to foster independent learning and optimize learning outcomes for diverse learner groups Demonstrated ability to assess learning needs of young adults Ability to undertake innovative curriculum development to meet the pathway needs of diverse client groups Proven competence with commonly used IT systems, including social media Ability to work independently, and as part of a team Strong report writing and case noting skills, including a demonstrated ability to.

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20 Sep 2019


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