Full-Time School Manager- SOLAR Program, Macquarie Fields

Youth Off The Streets

Alexandria , NSW 

Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 20 December 2022

Lead an amazing team and work with our vulnerable young people to help build a positive and sustainable future. At The SOLAR Program (based at Eden College, Macquarie Fields), we work to reignite a passion for learning by providing engaging and meaningful education as part our independent, NESA registered and accredited school.

<ul><li><strong>Permanent full time role commencing Term 1, 2023 </strong></li><li><strong>Lead an amazing team and work with our vulnerable young people to help build a positive future </strong></li><li><strong>EAP &#43; Salary packaging &#43; Leadership Level Rewards and Benefits Program </strong></li></ul><p><strong>About the Company: </strong></p><p>Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) is a not-for-profit youth organisation that provides safety, support and opportunities for young people to build a positive future. We offer crisis accommodation and housing services, alternative high school education, alcohol and other drugs counselling, youth justice support, life skills and employment programs, cultural support and community engagement, among other services. We focus on early interventions that empower young people and strengthen communities. </p><p><strong>About us: </strong></p><p>YOTS prides itself in being able to meet student&#39;s needs that currently cannot be met in mainstream schooling. Our schools offer young people who have become disengaged from education an opportunity to achieve either the Record of School Achievement, Higher School Certificate or the skills they require to go on to further vocational education, apprenticeships and/or employment. </p><p>At The SOLAR Program (based at Eden College, Macquarie Fields), we work to reignite a passion for learning by providing engaging and meaningful education as part our independent, NESA registered and accredited school. SOLAR offers a unique approach to education for young people experiencing trauma or mental health issues. The SOLAR Project has embraced the concept of flexible learning by allowing students to work off-campus via Google Suite for two days and on-campus for the remaining three days. SOLAR’s blended delivery model is a positive way forward for many young people at risk of disengaging from school. </p><p>Our success is based on the provision of individual learning adjustments within and outside of the classroom. We provide wrap-around support through quality teachers, SLSOs, youth workers and psychologists. We meet NESA curriculum outcomes through innovative approaches, providing opportunities for students to achieve and contribute positively within the school and wider community. </p><p>Media Article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-11/covid19-lockdown-impact-on-school-attendance/100608962 </p><p><strong>Responsibilities of the Role: </strong></p><ul><li>Report to the School Principal and be responsible for approximately 5-6 direct reports including teachers and school support staff. </li><li>Run the day-to-day operations of the school and facilitate activities, including responsibilities for curriculum, staffing and student/staff welfare. </li><li>Lead a skilled team to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged youth while actively contributing to the professional growth and development of YOTS Education services and strategic plan </li><li>Lead and manage staff by promoting a collaborative culture that fosters professional growth. </li><li>Implement and manage efficient and effective administrative and financial practices to meet legal policy and compliance. </li><li>Monitor, evaluate and adapt both onsite and remote learning to meet identified outcomes. </li><li>Teaching is not a primary responsibility of the role, may be required at times</li></ul><p><strong>Experience required:</strong></p><ul><li>Capacity to initiate and motivate improvement in high school education standards through engaging and flexible lessons and learning programs. </li><li>Demonstrated knowledge of student welfare and wellbeing best practice, including the provision of individual learning plans and support. </li><li>Experience in Project Based Learning and the ability to craft and refine personalised inquiry projects. </li><li>Experience in providing support to students transitioning from school to TAFE/work and work experience. </li><li>Capability in writing, implementing and evaluating educational programs to proactively engage students. </li><li>Experience and capacity to lead the team in using technology effectively to support students in achieving their education outcomes through. </li><li>Proven ability to facilitate implementation of educational objectives and NESA compliance requirements. </li><li>Ability to mentor and coach staff to improve performance. </li><li>Dedication to implementing equal opportunity principles. </li><li>Proven ability to monitor, evaluate and adapt programs to meet identified outcomes. </li><li>Experience in maintaining current awareness and understanding of educational issues and trends and adapting education programs to ensure best practice in student education is achieved. </li><li>Ability to provide advice and support colleagues in the implementation of effective teaching strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. </li><li>Passion to work with disadvantaged and at-risk young people. </li></ul><p><strong>Qualifications: </strong></p><ul><li>An accredited four year undergraduate teaching degree. Appropriate degrees include a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), or a combined or double degree such as a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary); or </li><li>A bachelor degree (such as a Bachelor of Arts or Science) coupled with an accredited graduate entry teaching degree such as a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary); and </li><li>Current registration with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). </li></ul><p><strong>What we can offer you: </strong></p><ul><li>The opportunity to work for an iconic NFP where you will help make sustainable change </li><li>Salary packaging up to $15,900 </li><li>Access to EAP for you and your family </li><li>Rewards and Benefits program </li><li>Individual Training and Development program </li></ul><p>If you are successful, you will be required to obtain a valid NSW Working With Children Check, Police check, Senior First Aid certificate, Drivers License and have unrestricted Australian working rights. </p><p>At YOTS, diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. </p><p>YOTS require all staff, contractors and visitors to our sites to be vaccinated, </p><p>YOTS is an EEO Employer and a Child Safety Organisation. </p><p>Please ensure you submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (maximum two pages) with your application. </p><p><strong><br /></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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