Transitions Support Worker

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/ Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation. THE PROGRAM/POSITION OBJECTIVEThe Building a Bridge to High School Project services selected schools in the Bankstown local government area and targets Year 5 and 6 children as they transition to high school. Reporting to the Transitions Coordinator, the Transitions Support Worker will play a key role in supporting effective delivery of several targeted activities and events to school-identified students that may need extra support to successfully transition. The program aim is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable children transitioning from primary school to high school by facilitating evidence based programs to build skills, improving parenting capacity in parenting of adolescents and assisting to build relationships between children, young people, their families and their schools to enhance engagement with education. MAIN DUTIESAssisting in the facilitation of evidence based groups and programs to children identified by school staff or parents/carersSupporting students in their transition to high school through assisting with excursions and attendance of transition activities e.g. orientation, taster daysSupporting the facilitation of talks, information sessions and guest speakers on relevant topics for parents/caregivers or studentsCollaboration with key stakeholders including school staff and Community Liaison Officers to provide information on referrals to appropriate servicesCollection of consent forms and collection/accurate recording of essential data to relevant databasesIdentify emerging issues of concern if present and refer them to the Transitions Coordinator or make mandatory reports if required ESSENTIAL CRITERIATertiary qualifications or working towards qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Youth/Children’s Work, Education or another relevant disciplineAppropriate knowledge, skills and experience in the delivery of outcome focused group work, case work or support services to children and or young people as well as their familiesExperience working with vulnerable groups from CALD and/or refugee backgroundsAustralian drivers license, own vehicle and the willingness to utilise own vehicle to transport small amounts of equipment for the program (vehicle allowance provided)Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skillsSound computer skills and experience with computer applications and databasesAbility to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary teamCurrent and verified Working With Children Check and clear National Police Check HOW TO APPLYPlease click apply to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1-4 listed above. Address application to Tishia Boulton-Bell – HR/CEO Assistant. Applications COB Monday the 15th of July 2019. Phone 02 9722 5200 for any inquiries. Please note applications will not be progressed if they do not address the specified essential criteria. Only Australian residents will be shortlisted. To view the position description, please click here. Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Position Description

Transitions Support Worker

  • Ideal opportunity for those looking for flexible, meaningful work
  • Part-time, 12 hour per week role delivering programs in primary schools
  • Assist and empower children during their transition to high school

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/
Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.

THE PROGRAM/POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Building a Bridge to High School Project services selected schools in the Bankstown local government area and targets Year 5 and 6 children as they transition to high school. Reporting to the Transitions Coordinator, the Transitions Support Worker will play a key role in supporting effective delivery of several targeted activities and events to school-identified students that may need extra support to successfully transition. The program aim is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable children transitioning from primary school to high school by facilitating evidence based programs to build skills, improving parenting capacity in parenting of adolescents and assisting to build relationships between children, young people, their families and their schools to enhance engagement with education.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Assisting in the facilitation of evidence based groups and programs to children identified by school staff or parents/carers
  • Supporting students in their transition to high school through assisting with excursions and attendance of transition activities e.g. orientation, taster days
  • Supporting the facilitation of talks, information sessions and guest speakers on relevant topics for parents/caregivers or students
  • Collaboration with key stakeholders including school staff and Community Liaison Officers to provide information on referrals to appropriate services
  • Collection of consent forms and collection/accurate recording of essential data to relevant databases
  • Identify emerging issues of concern if present and refer them to the Transitions Coordinator or make mandatory reports if required

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  1. Tertiary qualifications or working towards qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Youth/Children’s Work, Education or another relevant discipline
  2. Appropriate knowledge, skills and experience in the delivery of outcome focused group work, case work or support services to children and or young people as well as their families
  3. Experience working with vulnerable groups from CALD and/or refugee backgrounds
  4. Australian drivers license, own vehicle and the willingness to utilise own vehicle to transport small amounts of equipment for the program (vehicle allowance provided)
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills
  6. Sound computer skills and experience with computer applications and databases
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  8. Current and verified Working With Children Check and clear National Police Check

HOW TO APPLY

Please click apply to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1-4 listed above. Address application to Tishia Boulton-Bell – HR/CEO Assistant. Applications COB Monday the 15th of July 2019. Phone 02 9722 5200 for any inquiries. 

Please note applications will not be progressed if they do not address the specified essential criteria. Only Australian residents will be shortlisted. To view the position description, please click here.

 Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Expressions of Interest

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