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Youth Worker - White Rock State School


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Source: uWorkin

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We are seeking an energetic, engaging and empathetic individual to join the Student Support Team. In this role, you will be dedicated in fostering an environment of continual learning, emotional development and positive social engagement, leading to improved achievements for all students. This is a fantastic full time, temporary opportunity to work collaboratively with a diverse and dynamic school community and directly impact on young people’s educational journey.

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About White Rock State School

White Rock State School forms part of the Cairns District network of schools provided by Department of Education - Queensland. It provides a preparatory and primary education for children in the White Rock area.

It was established in 1988 to cater for the rapidly expanding population of Cairns. It is situated in the developing southern corridor of Cairns and services the urban residential areas of Forest Gardens, Mt Sheridan and White Rock itself.

White Rock State School is a primary school situated on the Cairns southern corridor. The school opened in 1988 after concerted community lobbying to establish a school on the eastern side of the highway.

Your Opportunity

We look forward to welcoming a proactive, enthusiastic and resourceful Youth Worker to our school community in Term two, 2021. The successful applicant will be broad-minded, resilient and committed to sharing in the successful learning journey of our most vulnerable students.

About You

Sound communication and organisation skills are essential, and the ability to effectively work within a team to support students from Prep - Year 6. While not essential, experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.

Your Role

The duties performed by the Youth Worker may include any or all of the following activities:

  • Identify and provide appropriate assistance to students experiencing difficulties at school and/or at home.
  • Maintain spreadsheets, data bases and accurate record keeping.
  • Contribute to a positive, caring and supportive school image in the community.
  • Develop and implement programs dealing with social skills/assertiveness/self-esteem and other wellbeing issues.
  • Co-ordinate strategies and procedures to counter cause/s of avoidance of school situations.
  • Advise the Principal of students who may be at risk (at home or in the school environment).
  • Liaise between school community members such as students, teachers, administration, parents and Guidance Officer.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.

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.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.