POSITION TITLE Education Officer CLASSIFICATION Specified Calling Level 1

POSITION TITLE Education Officer CLASSIFICATION Specified Calling Level 1

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POSITION TITLE
Education Officer
CLASSIFICATION
Specified Calling Level 1
POSITION NO
Generic
Document Date
October 2011

FORM 092
02/11
Section 1 – POSITION Identification
Position number:
Generic
Title:
Education Officer
Classification:
Specified Calling Level 1
Directorate:
Metropolitan Services / Country Services / Accommodation and Care
Services
Division:
Section:
Award/Agreement:
Public Service Award 1992; relevant Public Service and Government
Officers General Agreement
Location of position:
Various
SECTION 2 – REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
POSITION TITLE
C
Department for Child Protection
REGISTERED COPY
October 2011
LASSIFICATION
District Director/Director Residential Care
Specified Calling Level 5

Reports to
Team Leader/ Assistant District Director/Assistant Director
Specified Calling Level 3/4

Reports to
This position
Specified Calling Level 1
Positions under direct supervision:
Title
Classification
SECTION 3 – DEPARTMENT VALUES
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We value respect
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We value openness
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We value team work
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We value responsiveness
SECTION 4 – STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Education Officer:
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Provides education services for children who come under the care
of, or to the attention of the Department for Child Protection.
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Develops and maintains education programs and supports to
children, schools, carers and/or families.
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Consults and negotiates with internal and external stakeholders as
appropriate.
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Provides educational and social skill development to the child,
family or caregiver where appropriate.
SECTION 5 – KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
No
Key Responsibility Area and Related Duties
1.
2.
3.
4.
Provides education services for children who come under the care of,
or to the attention of the Department for Child Protection, in
consultation and negotiation with relevant internal and external
stakeholders:
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Responsible for decisions and case management of Education Service
referrals, including some complex cases.
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Develops, identifies and maintains appropriate local educational
resources and programs for children, carers and/or families.
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Provides educational and social skill development support to the
child, family or caregiver where appropriate.
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Co-ordinates and monitors the provision of tuition services for
children.
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Determines appropriate school or alternative education programs
for children.
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Assesses children’s educational abilities and identifies
appropriate programs or activities to support the children’s
development.
Provides education advice and consultation to departmental staff
through discussions, meetings and seminars:
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Provides information and assistance internally, in the
implementation of education practice requirements.
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Assists the Senior Education Officer with the ongoing monitoring
and tracking of plans and programs (e.g. Documented Education
Plans) for children in care.
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Participates in education related departmental projects and policy
initiatives.
Undertakes learning and development:
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Professional development through relevant training and/or
literature study.
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Receives case practice advice and support from the Senior
Education Officer as appropriate.
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Required to attend and participate in Education Officer meetings
and any other meetings as required.
Other duties as required:
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Participates in Emergency Management and Response duties.
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As directed, participates in and contributes to appropriate
education aligned community and agency forums/committees.
SECTION 6 – WORK RELATED REQUIREMENTS
ESSENTIAL
1.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining schooling and education
supports to children, schools, carers and/or families.
2.
Demonstrated understanding of working and liaising with schooling
and alternative education program environments.
3.
Ability to undertake education related projects and planning
initiatives.
4.
Good communication, consultation and negotiation skills in order
to effectively engage internal and external stakeholders.
5.
A four year Bachelor Degree in Education or relevant equivalent.
SECTION 7 – ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The occupant of this position will require the following prior to
appointment:
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Current 'C or A' class driver's licence
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Working with Children Check
SECTION 8 – certification
The details contained in this document are an accurate statement of
the duties, responsibilities and other requirements of the position.
DELEGATED AUTHORITY:
(Director or above)
SIGNATURE:
NAME:
POSITION TITLE:
DATE:
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