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Education and Vocation Specialist

Organisation : CatholicCare Victoria

Location : VIC Regional (Horshsam and Ballarat)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Education & Training

Sector : Community Development, Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Dec, 2021

About the role

CatholicCare Victoria’s Therapeutic Residential Care program provides care  and support to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who are referred through the Child Protection system.

The Education and Vocation Specialist works as part of a core team providing quality care for  young people using trauma informed, child centred, family focused therapeutic interventions. Young people residing in the care home have often experienced complex trauma, which can impact on their ability to engage in education, training and employment opportunities.

The Education and Vocation Specialist, in collaboration with the young person and  their care team will provide tailored support to each young person based on thorough assessment of the young person’s needs, aspirations and wishes in relation to education, training and employment.

 Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Working with the broader educational and vocational service system to support the child or young person.
  • Working with the child or young person to improve engagement and attendance at school or vocational opportunities to improve educational outcomes.
  • Working with the young person to identify vocational pathways.

To be considered for this position, you will require:

  1. Degree qualification in education, training or teaching is required.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop education/vocational/employment needs assessment and response planning for young people is highly regarded.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with the education, vocational and training organisation to advocate for improved client outcomes.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of complex trauma.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria.  The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person.  Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised.

We deliver excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

We draw on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours.  We value and respect human dignity, and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment. 

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. 

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

How to apply

For further information and how to apply, visit our website 

Enquiries to:  Benita Marson, Manager, Victims Program & Youth Services on 5337 8937

Applications close:  Sunday, 5 December 2021

Applications are required to be submitted to: people& for your application to be considered. 

Please ensure your application includes a cover letter, resume and responses to the key requirements in the position description which is attached to the advertisement on our website.

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.


Please quote in application: Education and Vocation Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training
Sector: #Community_Development, #Education_and_Training

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