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Careers and Pathways & VASS Coordinator - 0.6 Time Fraction - Ed Support 1 - 3

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Contract Part Time
595 days ago

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1321530

Selection Criteria

Applicants should provide evidence of their experience and ability to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Highly developed communication and interspersonal skills and an ability to maintain comprehensive data on students
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake individual careers counselling for students and families
  • Capacity to coordinate the delivery of a range of careers support services
  • Demonstrated ability to lead school pathways and transition planning in Senior and Middle School support students and parents
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain networks that enhance the provision of effective internal and external services for students


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases. Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered. Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Position Description

This position involves working as part of a team including a 0.9 Careers and Pathways Coordinator and a 0.5 Administrative Assistant. The direct responsibilities for this role includes:

Careers and Pathways

    • Individual career counselling for students including self-exploration and understanding of the student’s strengths, abilities, values, interests and weaknesses and relating this to discussion/exploration of career interests and appropriate career and educational pathways in relation to Vocational Pathways
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including parents, the Local Learning Employment Network, employers, community groups, RTOs and Headstart liaison
    • Provision of job readiness training, including interview skills and resume preparation
    • Management of and administrative responsibility for:
  • Structured workplace learning
  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) programs
  • Vocational Major program requirements
  • Working with the Careers Coordinator and also the Director of the Senior School to manage whatever events are determined to be necessary in order to assist student course and subject selection at appropriate times throughout the year
  • Assist the Vocational Major Coordinator in the implementation and delivery of the Vocational Major program
  • To perform routine administrative support tasks such as ordering supplies and maintaining and updating written and electronic records.
  • To take an active role in delivering support across the school within the ES environment as deemed appropriate in consultation with the Principal.

VASS Coordinator

This position involves being responsible for the system employed by VCAA to manage Senior Student information - VASS. This will involve:

  • Liaising with the Director of Senior School, Senior School leaders, College Administration, Careers Coordinator, staff and students
  • Ensuring that files are created for all students undertaking Senior programs under the auspices of VCAA within the College - VCE Units, VET, VCAL etc.
  • Ensuring that all relevant data is entered in relation to units studied, results received.
  • Ensuring that VCAA and the DET guidelines and timelines are met and complied with.
  • Undertaking training in the operation of the system if appropriate.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on:

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Other Information

  • Please provide 3 references with valid mobile phone numbers

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at

Location Profile

Purpose: Mordialloc College students aspire to achieve their Personal Best in all endeavours.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating learning environment where all students feel safe and supported to succeed in a wide range of opportunities and pathways. Our students will become confident, successful, and invested members of our community and beyond

Values: Values are shared beliefs about how we work together. They influence our choices and provide a framework to guide our intentions, actions and decisions in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate. The following four core values we believe will lay the foundation for our future success.

Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.

Integrity - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.

Respect - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.

Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.

Community and Demographics: Mordialloc College is located immediately adjacent to the eastern beaches of Port Phillip Bay and enjoys excellent bus and rail access to neighbouring municipalities

It is a single campus 7-12 college and has been an integral part of the local community since its establishment in 1924 and celebrated 90 years of education in 2014

A diverse range of families from mixed demographics and an SFOE of 0.3056.

The school has grown significantly over the last six years. With 247 Year 7 students in 2021 this takes our whole school enrolments to just over 1200 students in 2022 (including international students.) The school population will stabilise at this number as we will only be taking 200 students into Year 7 in future years.

Gender mix across the College is slightly uneven with male students comprising 58%, although in some year levels it is a 50/50 split.

Enthusiastic and professional staff comprising of 4 Principal Class, 90 teachers and 36 ES staff. Over 60% of staff have been employed in the last four years in response to our most rapid growth years.

Educational: At Mordialloc College we are committed to maximising learning opportunities for all students with Quality Learning Principles and Restorative Practices Philosophy, along with an emphasis on high expectations forming the basis for future direction and improvement. Our teaching and learning practices are aligned to the Curiosity and Powerful Learning framework developed in conjunction with Monash University.

Strong whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy

Innovative programs and high expectations coupled with a strong focus on student wellbeing

Outcomes in student achievement, engagement and wellbeing place the College among the highest performing state secondary schools

The College has a strong culture around professional learning and coaching as reflected in our dedicated PLC (Professional Learning Communities) meeting time and collaborative planning time together totally two hours on a Wednesday afternoon, with an early dismissal of students at 2.30pm. We also have a weekly staff workshop on Monday afterschool. In terms of staff Professional Learning we are mainly focused on two of our Key Improvement Strategies in the latest Strategic Plan: Improve teacher capacity in VCE with a focus on teacher expectations of student capability, assessment and moderation knowledge and content development from year 7-12 and Improve teacher capability to differentiate learning, engage in moderation and provide feedback process to improve learning.

A two sub-school structure introduced in 2011, with students in Years 7-9 allocated to the Middle School and students in Years 10-12 allocated to the Senior School

VCE results – 100% of eligible students successfully gained their VCE and since 2018 we have achieved some of the best VCE results in the school’s history

Diverse interests and abilities catered for in our VCE, VET and VCAL courses

Excellent destination data with 100% of students who applied gaining a tertiary placement

Accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program, part of the exclusive SEAL academy

Sports Excellence Program in Netball, Basketball and AFL introduced in 2020 for Year 7 students. This program is now for Years 7-9 students.

Strong co-curricular program in the performing arts, visual arts and sport

A growing international student program and the provision of a language centre onsite

Strong transition program has been in place over the past eleven years with our feeder primary schools including visits to each school, visits to MC and delivery of specialist programs e.g. Science

Technological: Currently a BYOD for all students, Year 7-12 students

Range of desktop computers, Mac computers and banks of laptops/netbooks/ipads are located throughout the school

Mix of interactive whiteboards, projectors and large flat screen TVs in all rooms

Google Apps and Classroom is our learning management system

Compass package for reporting, wellbeing, attendance, event approvals and payments, and parent-teacher interviews bookings

Environmental – Grounds and Facilities: The College has a new two storey Year 7 and 8 Learning Centre including 14 classrooms.

In addition:

There is a recently refurbished senior school precinct including classrooms, office spaces, study centre and landscaping with outdoor seating and shade sails.

A new Wellbeing Centre opened Term 4 2022

The four outside Basketball & Netball Courts are being completely upgraded from asphalt to blue plexipave with new fencing, lines, posts etc.

Flexible and collaborative teaching spaces also exist in our BER building for Science and the ICT rich student resource hub

Expansive and well established grounds

Since 2020 part of the Stephanie Alexander pilot program in Secondary Schools

Since 2017 a new Performing Arts Centre with canteen attached and a new PE/Sports Stadium

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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