Leader of Staff Formation and Professional Practice

Xavier Flexi Schools Network

Paddington, QLD


Head of Faculty / Department

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 17 September 2021



<p><b>ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: </b></p><p>The Xavier Flexi Schools Network and Flexible Learning Centres are Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. The Flexible Learning Centres (FLCs) offers a full-time and multiyear secondary education program for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Young people typically express a broad range of complex education and social needs and FLCs respond with a variety of flexible and innovative teaching and learning practices including vocational planning and the development of social connectedness. </p><p>The purpose of an Edmund Rice Education Flexible Learning Centre is to provide young people with a varied and holistic set of learning experiences which enable them to identify and pursue an individual transition to adulthood, employment, further education and training and social connectedness. </p><p>There are four schools within the Xavier Network that this position will support and visit frequently: </p><ul><li>The Centre Education Programme </li><li>Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre </li><li>Inala Flexible Learning centre </li><li>Townsville Flexible Learning Centre, with campuses at: </li><li>o Campus at Burdekin (Ayr) </li><li>o Campus at Bowen </li></ul><p><b>ABOUT THE ROLE: </b></p><p>Based in Brisbane at the Xavier Network Support Team Office at the Lavalla Centre, Paddington, and reporting to the Network Principal, this position exists to provide, through collegial relationships, flexible and dynamic support of the FLC communities and services, which allow school staff to commit more time and resources to the young people. The focus of this role within the Xavier Network Team is to support schools, staff and young people around practice, network professional development, mediation, facilitation and designing and supporting network leadership development with some generalist Human Resources functions included. </p><p>To view the full Position Description please visit <a href="http://www.ereafsn.edu.au/employment-opportunities-positions-available/" rel="nofollow">www.ereafsn.edu.au/employment-opportunities-positions-available/</a> </p><p><b>KEY SELECTION CRITERIA: </b></p><p>Demonstrated ability to carry out the duties outline in the Key Accountabilities description (above). </p><p>Demonstrated commitment to the values of Edmund Rice Education Australia. In particular the person needs to be able to demonstrate a commitment to building just communities which enhance learning and well-being for young people. </p><p>Commitment to and ability to lead a multi-disciplinary community in reflection around working together under four principles of operation: Respect, Safe and Legal, Honesty and Participation. The principles establish a “common ground” amongst staff, young people and families, where the means to resolve conflict, negotiate learning, recognise rights, responsibilities and consequences are modelled and explored, both within the group and individually. </p><p>Highly developed communication skills in both spoken and written forms. The ability to demonstrate skills and experience in the context of relating to staff, through mentoring, facilitation in groups for critical reflection, goal setting, professional review and staff support. </p><p>An on-going commitment to personal, spiritual and professional development. Previous experience in leadership positions within schools is highly desirable. </p><p>A Queensland driver’s licence and willingness to travel via car and air - frequent intrastate and occasional interstate travel with reliable transportation and current and valid driver’s licence </p><p>Relevant qualifications in one or more of the following fields: Education, Educational Leadership, Social Work/Counselling, Human Resources or Management. </p><p><b>APPLICATION PROCESS: </b></p><p>Please visit <a href="http://www.ereafsn.edu.au" rel="nofollow">www.ereafsn.edu.au</a> to view the full duties within the position description. </p><p>Expressions of interest close 9am, Friday 17 September 2021 and can be addressed to Mrs Michelle Kinnane, Co-Principal, Xavier Flexi Schools Network and emailed to <a href="mailto:xavierrecruitment&#64;ereafsn.edu.au" rel="nofollow">xavierrecruitment&#64;ereafsn.edu.au</a>. </p><p>Please include: </p><ul><li>Responses to the above Key Selection Criteria in no more than 3 pages </li><li>Cover letter </li><li>Curriculum vitae outlining relevant work history and contact details of at least three referees including your current employer </li></ul><p> <a href="http://www.ereafsn.edu.au" rel="nofollow">www.ereafsn.edu.au</a> </p><p>All applications for this position will be subjected to screening procedures as detailed in the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian legislation. </p><p>These checks are consistent with Edmund Rice Education Australia’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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