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Education Manager

Applications close Saturday 16 October 2021

About the Position

The Education Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the education and training  program during this first phase of the Wingspan Project.  The objective of the training is to build communication skills, confidence, responsibility, and employment skills. Flexibility and adaptability is essential as the program aims to respond to the needs of the group.

Responsibilities

  • Effective delivery of the training program in Step 1 of Wingspan in a way that is student centred, engaging and meaningful
  • Creating and delivering the learning program
  • Designing learning resources for in-class use
  • Understanding and adapting existing learning materials and effectively delivering training, in tune with the needs of the young people in each group
  • Tracking and reporting on the progress and development of the young people
  • Working collaboratively with the Youth Worker and the managers of the social enterprises to identify effective ways to work with the young people
  • Engaging and monitoring the progress of the young people towards agreed learning and employment objectives, and providing additional support as required
  • Working with Youth Worker to identify and resolve barriers to learning that are impacting upon learner engagement and participation
  • Supporting students individually and as a group in wellbeing, welfare and mental health concerns

Skills and Experience  

Essential 

  • Tertiary qualifications in training, education or related field
  • Experience in the effective delivery of education programs
  • Experience developing training programs and materials
  • Demonstrated ability to engage learners in a classroom environment
  • Experience with at-risk populations and understanding of related issues, both practical and systemic, including juvenile justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD, trauma, homelessness and mental health
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply trauma informed principles, and to utilize strength based approaches in order to achieve learning outcomes with young people
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with at-risk young people and to create an environment of respect, fun and learning
  • Ability to respond positively and innovatively to challenges

Desirable  

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

To learn more about the role, view the full Position Description and job information pack here.

Application and Recruitment Process

Applicants should provide a copy of their resume, a covering letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the job requirements above by 16 October 2021.  Please note that applications will be assessed and progressed as they arrive, and the role may be appointed early if the right candidate is found.Apply here

Youth Program Manager

Applications close Saturday 16 October 2021

About the Program

The Wingspan Project supports marginalised young people into sustainable mainstream employment.  Wingspan operates a three-step model provides wraparound support to the young people, trains and employs them in Wayside’s own social enterprises, and then transitions them into mainstream employment.

About the Position 

The purpose of the Youth Program Manager role is to manage the Wingspan Project, and to facilitate its ongoing development.  The role is a dynamic one, involving leadership of a dedicated team of staff; overall management of the 18-month long employment pathway; networking and management of internal and external relationships; cost control in line with budget; and maintenance of funding though accurate and high reporting on social impact and outcomes.

Responsibilities  

  • Lead the delivery of a high quality and individualised service to the young people in the Wingspan Project, where each young person feels understood, respected, supported, and able to pursue their employment goals  
  • Lead staff in understanding of the Wingspan vision of a “Workforce with no ‘us’ and ‘them’” and ensure each staff member is aligned with the objectives of the employment pathway and social enterprise group  
  • Lead the development of team and individual goals, to ensure staff are empowered and aligned through clarity on the Wingspan Project vision, and that of the wider social enterprise group
  • Provide strong support and guidance to staff in navigating the daily challenges of their roles
  • Work with the Head of Social Enterprise to continue the design, development, regular review of the program model 
  • Lead the ongoing evaluation of the program by drawing feedback, concerns and ideas from key stakeholders 
  • Manage the Wingspan financials to ensure the program remains on track against monthly targets and annual budget

To view the full list of responsibilities, view the job information pack here. 

Skills and Experience  

Essential 

  • Tertiary qualification in social work or related fields and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing community services program
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing staff teams
  • Understanding of the nature, challenges, and priorities in an employment pathway program
  • Experience working with marginalised and at-risk youth, including CALD and aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and understanding of related issues, both practical and systemic, including juvenile justice, trauma, homelessness, and mental health
  • Highly professional and able to lead staff and young people in their professional development
  • Ability to lead a team in a dynamic, evolving, and sometimes challenging work environment
  • Ability to network and build and manage partnerships in a professional manner

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the community services system, especially in Sydney
  • Case management experience
  • Familiarity with social enterprises

Note: Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing Working With Children Check and Police Check prior to commencing employment.

 Application and Recruitment Process

Applicants should provide a copy of their resume, a covering letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the job requirements above by 16 October 2021.  Please note that applications will be assessed and progressed as they arrive, and the role may be appointed early if the right candidate is found.Apply here

Contact

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (02) 9581 9115

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