1. College Values
The Worawa Aboriginal College Education Model has a distinctive and unique profile based on an integrated Education, Culture, and Wellbeing model. The Worawa curriculum strongly emphasises foundation studies in literacy and numeracy while providing a breadth and depth of learning experiences across all key disciplines/learning areas. Specialised attention and Personalised Learning Plans address the individual needs of Worawa students and ensure each student has the opportunity to progress academically, socially, emotionally, culturally and spiritually.
This position will require an understanding and commitment to the ethos of Worawa Aboriginal College and the ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal people. The College is required and we are committed to meet statutory regulations and standards, including mandatory reporting and failure to report, and from time to time we are subject to inspections from regulatory bodies. Worawa Aboriginal College is committed to child safety. The College has a zero tolerance for child abuse.
2. Position Objective
This position is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and respectful residential environment in keeping according to professional, ethical and legal requirements and providing a supportive and nurturing environment as positive role models.
3. Reports to
The Head of Boarding.
4. Skills, Knowledge and Experience Requirements
- Experience in a similar position working with adolescents in a residential environment is essential
- Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work), Diploma of Community Services (Youth Work) or equivalent in Health Care
- Level 2 First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain same
- Experience in working with Indigenous people/communities is preferred
- A current full Victorian Drivers license
- Good time management and organisational skills
- An ability to remain calm in and manage difficult situations
- Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Demonstrated the ability to work as a member of a team as well as being able to work autonomously unsupervised.
- Solid understanding of Health and Safety requirements including Child Safety regulations
- Current Working with Children Check
- Current Police Check
5. Position Responsibilities:
- Ensure successful daily (after-hours and weekend) operations of the house including agreed programs and student compliance with house rules, which includes keeping the house in a clean and orderly manner.
- Monitor levels of student behaviour and activity to ensure a safe environment.
- Ensure safety of students at all times
- Accompany and supervise the students on any after-hours and/or weekend activities as part of the Residential Program as required.
- Transport students to activities with College bus as required
- Provide culturally sensitive supervision and support of students while in the residential setting.
- Ensure the goals of the student’s agreed behavioural management plans are maintained within the residential setting.
- Respond to critical or emergency incidents that may occur within the residential setting in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
- Undertake independent living skills assessments where appropriate.
- Assist the student’s to develop routines around independent living and social skills.
Communication and Liaison
- Monitor levels of student behavioural activity and report any untoward and/or emergency situation to the Head of Boarding immediately.
- Liaise with relevant team members and others on the progress and outcome of student mental health, behaviour and well-being.
Documentation and Reporting
- Receive a verbal handover from the Head of Boarding or other appropriate staff at the commencement of each shift.
- Provide a verbal handover/report to the Head of Boarding or other appropriate staff at the completion of each shift.
- Undertake required documentation of student’s behaviour, mental health and well-being in a timely manner.
- Complete daily shift reports ensuring effective handover to next shift
- Record student attendance as required
- General internal cleaning of the Residences
- Ensure sheets and clothing are clean
- Initiate Maintenance Requests for interior work required in the Residences
Health and Safety of the College Community
- Ensure adherence and compliance with Health & Safety Regulations. Report all known and observed hazards to the Executive Director and rectify
- Ensure compliance with College Visitor procedures and documentation
- Key member of the Critical Incident Team with respect to emergency management and fire
- Comply with statutory regulations and standards, including mandatory reporting and failure to report, and from time to time we are subject to inspections from regulatory bodies