Learning and Engagement Practitioner Meli


About the Role

The Learning and Engagement Practitioner will work closely with the Learning & Engagement Portfolio, including the Navigator and The Geelong Project programs. They will work with young people in the Barwon region who are disengaged or disconnecting from school and mainstream education.

This position is built on the premise that while we can re-engage young people into learning and/or respond to the most significant presenting issues, the process then opens up an opportunity for change. This allows for an opportunity to provide high quality therapeutic responses to both young people and their families.

The role works to address issues identified within the family, including conflict and complex dynamics. The Learning and Engagement Practitioner will support young people and families to develop aspirations, make pro-social connections and engage in pathways that will lead to productive, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

This position will be co-located in schools and provide assertive outreach to students and their families.

Vacancy Details

  • Part-time role, working 22.8 hours per week
  • Fixed term to 30 June 2024
  • $94,077 p/a (pro rata) + super + salary packaging
  • To view the Position Description, please go to ‘Careers’ at www.meli.org.au

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • Meli is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About You

  • Qualification or equivalent in Youth, Social Work or Community Welfare (Diploma+)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in delivering risk and needs assessments, case management, client advocacy, and therapeutic interventions in line with Best Interests Framework for case practice.
  • Ability to form a sound ecological perspective of client circumstances, with minimal information to rapidly determine required support using the appropriate tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the factors that can impact on a parent’s ability to care for young people and knowledge of the service system and resources available that can support parents and young people

Application Process

  • Applicants must address each of the Qualifications, Skills and Experience criteria outlined in the following questionnaire and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • Meli reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying.

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Katie Schomacker, Acting Coordinator Learning and Engagement, on 0468 918 427.

Meli is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children.

Meli is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Recruitment team via email at [email protected]

Applications close 9:00am Friday 25 August 2023

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