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Student Engagement Case Manager_Navigator (Mat Leave)

Advertiser: Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operativeMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
5 Jan 2020
Ballarat & Central Highlands
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)


Established in 1979 by the Ballarat Aboriginal community in the Ballarat district, BADAC’s vision is to be the strongest voice and presence in the Ballarat area, supporting and respecting their people, enhancing our community, growing their culture and honouring their heritage. BADAC is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO) for the Ballarat and District area, covering 4 local government areas (LGAs). The organisation is extremely proud of the contribution and support they have provided the local Aboriginal community over the past 40 years delivering a comprehensive range of health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people.


Our vision


Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative exists to achieve self-determination for the Aboriginal community, enabling stronger families by ensuring equal opportunities in health, housing, education, employment and justice through a holistic and culturally relevant approach.


The Opportunity

The student engagement case manager works within the Navigator program funded by the Department of Education and Training and managed by BADAC with oversight provided through the programs aspersing body; Berry Street. This is a 19 hours per week part time role covering a 11 month maternity leave position ending in 10th November 2020.


The program is designed to provide relevant supports to disengaged learners between 12 to 17 years old through the development of intervention strategies and referral processes that will work toward the ultimate program objective of re-engaging young people with education and training pathways to improve future outcomes.


The Navigator will work closely in partnerships with the Department, local area schools and other service providers including the LOOKOUT Education Support Centres Health and Services.

A sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture & society & an ability to communicate effectively & sensitively with Aboriginal people is highly desirable for this position.



Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure the provision of supports to disengaged learners that meet the program entry criteria.
  • Liaise with schools and other education programs and key stakeholders and where necessary advocate on behalf of clients to optimise access to appropriate programs and services.
  • Ensure the provision of supports and assistance for young people to develop work readiness and access education, training and employment.
  • Develop and utilise strategies to engage and support students who have not responded to traditional interventions.
  • Develop networks that will ensure that all necessary supports can be provided to the disengaged learner.
  • Develop and implement individual education programmes and provide review and evaluation of these as required.
  • Ensure that all records are maintained, and progress reports are completed. This also includes reports for case planning and case review as required.
  • Ensure that statistical data is collected and recorded as required.
  • Complete verbal and written reports to the relevant program manager as required.
  • Ensure that there is regular attendance to supervision meetings as required.
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality & act at all times in a professional manner in accordance with the policies & procedures of the Ballarat & District Aboriginal Cooperative.


Key Selection Criteria

To be considered and successful in this application, you will possess the following:


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Education, Youth Work, Social Work, Community Development or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in outreach support and/or case management of young people that are disengaged from education and at risk of social isolation.
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand, work and support young people, their family and networks within a community environment.
  • Be willing to work across multiple sites and agencies that are stakeholders of the Navigator Program including but not limited to: BADAC, Berry Street etc.
  • Ability to successfully engage with relevant program stakeholders including but not limited to: the Department of Education and Training, Schools, families etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of programs, activities, group work & support networks for young people.
  • Possess excellent computer and report writing skills including the ability to develop relevant action plans.



Other Info


To be considered for roles with BADAC you will need to have (or be willing to have) Victorian driver licence, a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance prior to employment.





This is a great opportunity for the right person to join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to helping our community whilst enjoying a great work / life balance.


If you have further questions on the role or wish to discuss this opportunity further please contact Natasha via email or call (03) 5331 5344 EXT 186.


If this sounds like an opportunity for you click on ‘Apply Now’  

Please Note: All applications will require applicants to provide a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above and a copy of their resume. Applications without the required documents will not be accepted.


Applications for this role will close C.O.B on Friday 17th Jan 2020.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


BADAC is a Child Safe organisations and all employees are expected to adhere to our Child Safe Guidelines.

BADAC is committed to diversity in employment aiming to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we operate in. We foster a workplace culture in which LGBTI employees feel included, safe and supported.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have experience working with children?
  • Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island communities?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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