About the Role
Education Benalla Program
An exciting opportunity is available to join Tomorrow Today’s Education Benalla Program,
a whole-of-community development program, spanning family, school and community.
The EBP Program Manager will lead a small team dedicated to improving educational outcomes for Benalla students by delivering a range of child, parent and student-focussed projects and activities including our new ‘Future Work’ program, in partnership with schools, public agencies, businesses and community groups.
Full time position. Two year contract
To learn more about Tomorrow Today and for an outline of the “Future Work’ program, visit our website at www.tomorrowtoday.com.au
For a confidential discussion regarding this position,
contact Pat Claridge, Executive Officer, 5762 1211
Applications close 19 March 2018
About the Organisation
Benalla is highly socially disadvantaged, rating in the worst top 40 of the 726 Victorian postcodes investigated as part of Prof. Tony Vinson’s study “Dropping Off the Edge: the distribution of disadvantage in Australia”. Prof. Vinson noted in his report on disadvantage that it was difficult to deny the centrality of limited education and its impact on the acquisition of economic and life skills in the making and sustaining of disadvantage in Australia
In relation to education, Benalla has a number of problems that are either the consequence of social disadvantage, or that increase levels of social disadvantage. These problems include a high proportion of children starting school without the range of skills necessary to move forward with learning; reducing levels of literacy and numeracy in the early school years; low levels of wellbeing amongst the student population; a disproportionately high level of school leaving prior to Year 12; a concentration of Year 12 completers without tertiary qualifications in low-skilled occupations that are the least secure; and an inability for families to financially support the transition of children to higher education or training.
A program to achieve real change in educational attainment levels has been in operation in Benalla since 2010. Called “Education Benalla Program” (EBP) it works with families, schools, governments, business and community organisations to improve Benalla student outcomes. EBP is on track to achieve its objective that by 2030 the education and training completion rates of Benalla students will equal or exceed the Victorian average.
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