Lead the expansion, impact and quality assurance of the Hands on Learning (HoL) program in schools across northern Victoria. For 21 years, this innovative education program has been proven to significantly increase wellbeing and attendance, improve vocational and academic pathways, and reduce youth unemployment. In this exciting role, your passion for supporting young people will drive HoL’s growth across the north of the state. You’ll play a key role in ensuring that the young people who could
In this part-time, fixed term position (4 days per week, for 12 months – with possible extension based on results and funding), you’ll drive the implementation and support of the HoL program across North and North Western Victoria – Wimmera, Goulburn Valley, Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill. The school-based program uses a variety of practical projects to re-engage students in their education and with their school and community. Based anywhere in north and north western Victoria – Wimmera, Goulburn Valley, Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill – you’ll liaise directly with schools, and you’ll act as mentor to the HoL artisan-teachers who support students to complete building, landscaping, public art, cafe and team building activities. You’ll be part of our Schools Education Engagement team and will report to our Program Development Manager. Your work will be reasonably evenly split between your home office base and visiting current and prospective partner schools. You will make an impact by: • Supporting the quality control of HoL implementations • Proactively grow HoL by establishing new partnerships in schools across northern Victoria • Building lasting relationships with school leadership and a wide range of stakeholders, including • community and other organisations • Delivering professional development to HoL artisan-teachers and teams • Building informal collegiate networks to facilitate sharing, learning and collaboration
You’re a self-starter, with a ‘can do’ attitude and a first-hand understanding of how schools work. You’re comfortable and confident presenting in front of groups, and you’ll relish the challenge of both building the capacity of the team and boosting HoL’s profile across the north of the state. Your dynamic and engaging personality will see you easily build relationships with school leadership teams, and your warmth and integrity will inspire talented HoL artisans-teachers to achieve ambitious outcomes for the young people they support. This role requires: • Strong knowledge of the education sector in Victoria • Knowledge and appreciation of the purpose of education and a student-centred approach • Proven first-hand experience and understanding of schools and the way they operate, including wellbeing practices and programs within schools • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Current driver’s licence • Ideally, completion of a relevant tertiary level qualification in teaching, social work or a related field
Working at Save the Children is more than just a job. It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to: • Six weeks’ annual leave • Full salary packaging benefits • Agile work environment including working from home • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development • Internal employment and development opportunities • Friendly and flexible work environment
This role can be based anywhere in North or North Western VIC, as the role is partly home based and partly involves travel to schools using HOL. Potential base locations could include the Wimmera, Bendigo, Goulburn Valley, Echuca, Swan Hill.