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VicSRC Teach the Teacher Program Officer

Key details

  • 3 days (22.8 hours) per week, Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021.
  • North Melbourne office.
  • $ 32.38 per hour (July 2021 CPI increase pending) classified under SCHADS Award at Employment Level 3.1 (VicSRC pays above award rates)

We are looking for someone who is passionate about students leading positive change to join our team and empower students to be meaningfully included in decision making in education. Teach the Teacher was developed by students to improve student-teacher relationships and to empower students leading positive change at school.

About Victorian Student Representative Council Ltd

Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria and was created by students to be a voice for students at the highest levels of decision making in Victorian education. VicSRC is led by a team of 15 secondary school aged students (VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee) that make decisions collaboratively with a group of adults (VicSRC Board of Trustees) about how VicSRC operates, what programs it offers and how it hears from students about what changes need to be made in education. A team of staff members put these decisions into action with consistent advice from the Student Executive Advisory Committee. VicSRC stands with and for students to elevate their voices to be heard and our vision is education that is relevant, flexible and includes all students in all decisions.

About the role

This dynamic role is the face of VicSRC’s internationally acclaimed Teach the Teacher program, responsible for the delivery of the program in primary and secondary schools across Victoria. This includes managing bookings, facilitating workshops (both online and in person) and collecting data for evaluation. Teach the Teacher is a year-long program where VicSRC supports students to investigate an issue at their school and deliver a professional learning session for their teachers to initiate collaborative action. This role is an exciting opportunity to empower students across Victoria as you travel around the state and help them to be key decision makers in their own education.

About the candidate

The successful candidate is adaptable, energetic and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team. They will be a skilled facilitator, particularly with groups of young people from diverse backgrounds, and have experience in project management. A good understanding of student voice, agency and participation and the Victorian school system is essential.

You will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working with diverse groups of people.
  • A strong commitment to working collaboratively with young people.
  • Great initiative and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Commitment to actively contributing to a productive staff team.
You will enjoy:
  • a flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and wellbeing focused work culture
  • a high degree of autonomy and collegial support
  • sector-leading professional development
  • a beautiful newly renovated office space alongside other innovative for purpose organisations.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Deliver the Teach the Teacher Ignite program to 12 schools, including:
    • Facilitation of workshops
    • Coordination of bookings
    • Administration
  2. Collect and collate data from Teach the Teacher workshops for reports and evaluations for internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Create and maintain strong stakeholder relationships with schools and students.
  4. Maintain strong working relationships with the VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee, VicSRC Student Community and Partner Schools, the Department of Education and Training and other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  5. Contribute to and participate in VicSRC meetings and events as required.
  6. Any other duties the employer may assign to you, having regard to your skills, training and experience.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated experience facilitating groups of children, young people and adults.
  2. Demonstrated experience in project management with highly developed organisational skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks efficiently.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of student voice, agency and participation, with experience in working collaboratively with young people.
  4. Ability to maintain clear and accurate records and data collection for evaluation of programs and reporting requirements.
  5. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to identify appropriate style with varying audiences.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently, display initiative and creativity.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector.
  8. An ability and willingness to travel throughout Victoria and occasionally work outside ordinary business hours.
  • Victorian Driver’s Licence

VicSRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply for this position.

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Hayley Allen at [email protected] with VicSRC Teach the Teacher Program Officer in the subject line and must include:

  • a brief cover letter including where you saw the job advertised
  • your resume
  • your answers to the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close 9am Monday 19 July 2021 with interviews to be held on Thursday 22 July in North Melbourne or virtually (subject to health advice).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hayley Allen, VicSRC Programs and Events Manager on 0447 691 300.

Employment conditions

VicSRC promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously. All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and employee code of conduct.

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