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Transition Pathways Officer - Northern Cairns Corridor


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An exciting opportunity exists to join the Transition Pathways Officer network in Far North Queensland. In this role you will be working across a cluster of schools in the northern Cairns corridor to provide a broad range of services to maximise the transition outcomes of students at risk of not successfully transitioning from school before the completion of Year 12.

Your Opportunity

The base school location for this position is to yet to be determined however will be located in the Northern Cairns Corridor.

The current circuit includes Redlynch State College, TNLA - Smithfield State High School and Kuranda State College, however, this may change due to school needs and funding.

Your Role

As the Transition Pathways Officer you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Support schools to develop and refine departmental policies, practices and procedures relating to students exiting school prior to the completion of Year 12 to ensure they remain in an eligible option.
  • Provide support to schools that will assist the development of successful retention and transition strategies for ‘at risk' students.
  • Provide appropriate support and intervention to young people and their families to assist in the transition of young people into a viable education, training or employment option.
  • Facilitate the development of a school to post school transition plan for young people who leave school before the completion of Year 12 and provide appropriate case management and support as required.
  • Forge links with providers of employment services, community agencies, training organisations and employers to create opportunities for young people to engage in programs that support successful transitions from school into employment or training.
  • Establish and maintain effective networks with school based support staff across a cluster of schools to maximise the transition outcomes of students at risk of not successfully transitioning from school before the completion of Year 12.
  • Utilise formal and informal partnerships with business, industry, education and training providers, parents and other key stakeholders to facilitate casework support and work readiness for individual students.
  • Work directly with schools, government, industry, business and community groups to form productive partnerships and develop networks to facilitate the placement of early school leavers into full or part time employment, training courses, or access to employment support services.
  • Maintain a reporting framework and report on the progress of identified ‘at risk' students to individual school principals and/or their nominee as well as reporting to relevant regional personnel and a Cluster Governance Body.
  • Manage partnerships with providers of employment services, training programs, and employers to maximise the employment and training opportunities for secondary students who exit school before the completion of Year 12.

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 attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.