Residential Mentors | Yiramalay
|Attachments:|| 80557 - Residential Mentor (Kimberley).pdf (PDF, 204KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-May-2021|
Wesley College Melbourne, a Uniting Church school with a rich tradition spanning 155 years, is a diverse, dynamic, coeducational learning community with 3,400+ students aged between 3 and 18 years across three main campuses.
Born out of a partnership between Wesley College Melbourne (the College) and the Bunuba community of the Kimberley in Western Australia, the school's vision is to bring about positive change through education.
The Studio School unique educational approach bridges the cultural divide between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia and delivers a learning experience across two locations, that promotes two-way learning. Students live in residence at the school in both Melbourne and the Kimberley.
The Studio School provides new pathways for Aboriginal students to access mainstream education and for the College students in Year 10 in Melbourne, the Studio School offers an opportunity to live and learn side by side with and from Australia's first people.
In a positive step forward in the growth and development of the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School, a number of new positions within the school are available for application. Additionally, we have current positions that are being vacated by staff moving onto exciting new opportunities and new locations.
The Residential Mentor is accountable for the day to day operation of a pair of residences and overnight sleepovers. This includes providing pastoral care and supervision of students in their residences, and mentoring assistance and support in and around the site during the day. Residential mentors will be supporting predominantly aboriginal students, but also students from a variety of backgrounds, with daily living and wellbeing activities.
Residential Mentors will require strong interpersonal skills, initiative and well-developed organisational skills. Empathy with students in residence and the ability to relate well to aboriginal adolescents is critical.
This is a full-time role has a rotating roster across 7 days which includes overnight stays and weekends. The role is fixed term initially.
This is an outstanding opportunity to create positive outcomes for young indigenous students. We provide extensive professional development and individual mentoring, as well as a range of attractive employment benefits.
Applications close at 5:00pm on 28 May 2021.
Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews may commence prior to the application close date.
Wesley College is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the School's Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. Applicants will be required to undergo police and background checks in accordance with this policy.
Everyone is welcome to apply - as an inclusive workplace, our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.