WELCOME TO CASPA
Education Support Worker - Far North Coast

Location:
Lismore  
Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  
Department:
Education
Salary:
SCHADS Award Level 5 up to $86,528p.a. +sup+salpac

POSITION VACANT – Education Support Worker 

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and support the success of CASPA's Education department in Lismore through the delivery of person-centred learning programs to children and young people.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

CASPA Services Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of specialised care services to support complex trauma-based needs for children, young people and families, people with disability, and people with mental illness. Our programs include Therapeutic Intensive Residential Care, Intensive Family Preservation, Therapeutic Foster Care, Restoration, and other associated care types, we are a registered NDIS provider and operate a social enterprise Maintenance and repairs business. As a growing and diversifying organisation, we have approximately 450 employees working in communities across NSW, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our young people to ensure we can support each individuals need and wants. We value equal employment opportunity and encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As an Education Support Worker you will deliver a variety of supports catering to the specific learning needs of children and young people associated with the CASPA Education Centre. The part-time role, requiring approximately 4 days per week, involves the development of school programs designed to achieve positive individualised growth through a variety of facets including distance education, vocational support, work experience, and life skills and group programs. Through an effective collaborative approach with support staff and relevant stakeholders, this role is essential in ensuring successful outcomes for all individuals within the CASPA learning environment.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communication, collaboration and record keeping
  • Develop individual school programs for young people catering to their specific learning needs
  • Resource and maintain additional/alternate programs to enhance individual or group learning i.e. vocational, work experience, increased skills
  • Participate in, and contribute positively to team structure
  • Administrative duties

If you are looking to join a committed team making a powerful difference in the lives of children and young people, we would love to hear from you. CASPA is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education and/or experience (minimum 3 years) working with children and young people with complex behaviours
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise and maintain relationships with interagency personnel (all stakeholders, inc. DEC)
  • Knowledge of youth related issues and how these impact on programs and modalities of service delivery
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Acts, Legislation and Regulatory Standards
  • Current Drivers Licence, Australian State or Territory
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Advanced computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Indigenous education issues
  • Desired - Experience within the Community Services sector
  • Desired - Skill to identify poor practice and encourage movement towards best practice

Working with Children and Criminal History Checks are requirements for all child related employment at CASPA.

BENEFITS

  • CASPA actively supports staff to have a healthy work life balance
  • Free gym membership to support your wellbeing as well as a fully established team of therapists and clinicians for your personal wellbeing support
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Great professional development opportunities for those who want career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be assessed as received. Please submit your application via the CASPA Careers page by no later than 5pm Friday 30 July 2021.

A comprehensive induction and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training will be provided upon commencement.

To ensure that your application is reviewed, include a current Resume, together with a Cover Letter that outlines your suitability to work with traumatised young people.

For further information please visit CASPA's Careers page at https://caspacareers.connxcareers.com