*Open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing in the State of Victoria. VACCHO provides leadership in community control and health equality for Aboriginal organisations and communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, and innovation in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria.
VACCHO’s Education and Training Unit (ETU) is responsible for maintaining VACCHO as a Registered Training Organisation. ETU plays a key role in achieving the short and long-term goals of the VACCHO membership and the development of a highly skilled Aboriginal Health Workforce and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector in Victoria. VACCHO’s ETU commitment is to build on individual and community knowledge that values Aboriginal culture and contributes to community self-determination. VACCHO’s Community Services Senior Educator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Community Services and individual support qualifications from AQF level III to Diploma with an emphasis on the Practice Stream. The role is required to provide educational leadership, as well as giving direction and support to other trainers and educators. This role requires leading and coaching staff in developing VACCHO’s vocational assessment tools in Health/Community Services and to ensure these assessment tools are compliant and meet VACCHO’s and other regulatory requirements (ASQA). Key Responsibilities • Effective coordination, design, development and delivery of accredited training and workshops in Community Services including program promotion and scheduling aligned to Certificate III, IV and Diploma level programs on scope. • Delivering training workshops, incorporating simulated learning, on and off-the-job assessments and appropriate on-the-job activities. • Conducting assessments using a variety of methods and ensure that developed assessment tools meet with VACCHO and other regulatory requirements (ASQA) • Assisting with the design and documentation of training and assessment strategies and plans. • Ensuring compliance with AQTF and funding body requirements and ensure compliance with all relevant state legislation for the relevant state/s training is conducted in.
You will have exceptional communication skills and be a team player, with the ability to influence others and drive improvements in assessment compliance, learning and teaching outcomes. As an experienced educator with a background working the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community you will be a qualified Counsellor, Psychologist, Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Worker, Mental Health worker, Community Services worker, Child Protection Worker, or qualified in Behavioural Sciences or Psychology (Minimum of Diploma level). You will have a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health and culture and be able to contribute significant expertise to the dialogue and implementation of authentic, engaging and compliant VET assessments in Community Services. Aligned with this you will be passionate about building the capability of teaching staff across VACCHO and of creating shared understanding in the implementation of high-quality VET assessment tools through a variety of methodologies including professional development and mentoring. SELECTION CRITERIA • Experience working in healthcare focusing on case management and community support programs • Expert knowledge of assessment requirements of Training Package qualifications and accredited courses i.e vocational education competency-based training, ASQA requirements • Demonstrated experience in the development of assessment tools applicable to a range of health programs of disciplines in a vocational educational setting • Highly developed skills in vocational assessment design and mapping assessment tools to the training package units of competency • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organisations and the VACCHO membership • Ability to influence positive changes through staff coaching to encourage uplift in teacher capability to meet ASQA requirements • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as with mainstream health organisations • Demonstrated capacity to manage sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability of working independently with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member, promoting cooperation and commitment to achieve goals • A flexible approach, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, prioritise tasks, and meet changing circumstances, competing demands, interruptions and deadlines • Demonstrated proficiency and experience using Microsoft applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) combined with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Permanent position - Collingwood, Victoria - $85,000 - $105,000 per annum + super
Collingwood, Victoria HOW TO APPLY Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “VACCHO – Community Services Senior Educator”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to the selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by midnight 1 June 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs- Manuatu Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880