Residential Youth Worker APS 3 – Biala Student Hostel, Sydney
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Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) provides safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable hostel accommodation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who must live away from home; enabling access to education, employment, health and other essential services.
Secondary education hostels provide accommodation for secondary students which is close to educational facilities. This affordable accommodation assists students to attend school and achieve their education goals, including their Year 12 Certificate. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study in a safe, comfortable environment with access to study assistance, sporting facilities and organised outings.
Biala means understanding. The hostel was owned and was officially opened on the 23rd August 1975 however was managed by the Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society Ltd (ACAS) as a Community Support Hostel. In 1977 the hostel was transferred over to AHL. This hostel provides boarding accommodation for Indigenous girls attending MacKellar High School or other high schools in Manly Vale, Sydney. Hostel is within 2 km from the shopping centre, bus transport, high schools and the hospital.
|Job Title||Residential Youth Worker|
|Job Type||Ongoing or Non-ongoing, Full-time|
|Salary||$56,454 – $59,908 per annum plus superannuation|
|Closing Date||Wednesday 10 January 2018|
|Contact Officer||Nick Fabriziani 0407 216 726|
The successful candidate will be required to commence in the role before Term 1 starts on 29 January 2018. The actual commencement date will be negotiated around 25 January 2018.
A diverse and inclusive workplace, AHL offers great employment conditions including attractive remuneration packages, superannuation, salary sacrifice options and an opportunity for training and career advancement. AHL Salary Packaging Program includes a benefit of up to $15,900 per FBT year for mortgage, rent or living expenses, allowing staff to further reduce their tax payments, providing more net pay. Accommodation in the hostel complex will be provided free of charge to the successful candidate
AHL is currently recruiting enthusiastic candidates for Residential Youth Worker – a challenging role where you can make a difference. This position will require shift work as the hostel is operational on the 24/7 basis. To be successful in this challenging role you will need to be hard working, have boundless energy and show empathy, patience and respect for the people you work with (young people, staff and management).
The Residential Youth Worker will assist the Senior Residential Youth Worker and the Head of Boarding in delivery of outcomes against the following student support, engagement and educational outcome elements of the operating model:
- Community Engagement – with community members and families of potential students in NSW and surrounding communities, open days, school and community interagency meetings.
- Student Support Services – through a holistic pastoral care program designed to manage student routines and develop a variety of life skills, including: culturally appropriate after school hours recreation program, homework program focusing on basic literacy, sporting activities, computer skills, living skills, excursions and bush camps.
- Child health checks – general medical, dental and hearing tests will be arranged.
- School attendance – efforts will continue to ensure this successful outcome is maintained.
|Duties and Responsibilities|
|General||Under the direction of the Senior Residential Youth Worker and Head of Boarding, Residential Youth Worker will assist in in the management of the day-to-day operations of the facility, maintain existing and establish new working relationships with an expanded scope to improve outcomes for Indigenous students and community.|
|Position Specifics||Extensive out of hours work will be required, including on-call emergency contact.|
|NOTE||All AHL facilities are non-smoking and zero tolerance of alcohol – this includes staff accommodation.|
Whilst this duty statement summarises the purpose of the job and lists its key tasks, it is not a definitive list of all the tasks to be undertaken. Tasks can vary at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with the employee. To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the employee may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.
|Selection Criteria – Skills and Experience Required|
|All applicants will be assessed in relation to their ability to perform in accordance with the APS Values and Code of Conduct, the social justice principles of equity and workplace diversity, and occupational health and safety in the workplace.|
|The successful candidate will demonstrate:|
|1||Commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This commitment will be shown by your capacity to:
|2||Proven capacity to assist the development and delivery of programs for Secondary Education students within a boarding environment.|
|3||A demonstrated ability to guide and support routine student assessment, coursework and homework.|
|4||A demonstrated ability to work under general direction, as a member of a dynamic team, and deliver quality support in a boarding environment.|
|5||Knowledge and understanding of engagement, attendance and learning initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, in particular, for students living in a boarding environment away from community.|
|6||A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively and the ability to relate positively with educators, students and community.|
To be eligible for employment with AHL, applicants must meet AHL’s requirements for the following conditions:
- Hold Australian citizenship
- Obtain a Working with Children Clearance (or equivalent)
- Satisfactory National Criminal History Check
- Satisfactory Medical Assessment
- Satisfactorily complete a Probation period.
This is an Identified Position and Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply, as well as non-Indigenous applicants with a demonstrated commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the position. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability
How to Apply
How to Apply – your application must include:
- a completed Application Form
- an up-to-date resume.
Please submit your application to email@example.com by Wednesday 10 January 2018.