Youth Support Coordinator - Murgon State High School

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About Murgon State High School
Murgon State High School is on an attractively landscaped property and includes a 42 hectare farm. We support all students in finding an appropriate educational pathway. Success will look different for every student - some will go onto higher education, others to vocational training and some straight into employment.
Our priority is to ensure our schools are equipped to provide the positive and agile learning environments young people need to stay engaged.
By improving our responses to early warning signs of disengagement and implementing proactive strategies to encourage student participation, Murgon State High School's plan for youth engagement will give all young people a chance to succeed.
Your Opportunity
Young people are smart, creative, energetic change-makers, full of ideas and possibilities, constantly adapting to the global world. The Department of Education's challenge is to understand the complexities facing our youth and continuing to provide the right conditions for them to succeed.
Successful engagement with the education system from early childhood to young adulthood is associated with positive outcomes in almost every facet of life - employment opportunities and earnings, health, family and community participation.
Your Role
As the Youth Support Coordinator you will have responsibility for but not limited to 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.
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.
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