What We’re About
Cire Services Inc. is an advanced, community based, not for profit organisation. Cire operates a range of services to meet community needs through education and provision of services.
- Our Community School, a registered independent school, provides secondary curriculum to students in an alternative school environment.
- We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering accredited, pre-accredited, work skills and leisure courses.
- Family and Children’s Servicessupports children’s services for long day care, pre-school programs, occasional care, vacation care and before and after school care
- Community Hubs, bringing people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, education, recreational and support activities.
We are committed to Child Safety and pride ourselves on advocating for the rights of children.
What’s on Offer
Cire Community School is a leader in delivering innovative programs to students from years 7 to 12, who have disengaged from education. In 2021, we will be introducing our first grade 5 and 6 group at our Yarra Junction Campus.The Community School offers an alternative to mainstream schooling. Cire is seeking dedicated Student Wellbeing Specialists to support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised young people within the region.
Our Student Wellbeing Specialists support a positive wellbeing culture at Cire Community School. This may involve supporting students requiring assistance with their wellbeing needs on a day-to-day basis to encourage engagement, providing interventions and referrals, working with external professionals and the student support group, liaising with parents or guardians and providing programs to groups of students.
In 2021 we are adding an additional Wellbeing Specialist – Positive Behaviour Support role to our teams. This role is focussed on supporting students who have difficulty with self-regulation in a class and school environment. They will work with students, their teachers and other staff to implement positive behaviour plans and interventions that support greater engagement and achievement in our flexible and supportive environment.
We are seeking applicants for both the Positive Behaviour Support role and more generalist Wellbeing Specialists. Positions are available at both Yarra Junction and Mt Evelyn Campuses.
Working as a team, you will collaborate with students, teachers and learning support to establish strategies that support self-regulation, assisting students to participate actively in their learning. Your days will be varied, but always active and working with purpose to support the overall wellbeing of Cire students.
Who Are You?
With qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Counselling, Education or a related field, you will have experience working effectively with young people and the ability to build rapport and trust. You will have a strong understanding of the complexity of adolescent development and the impact of trauma on development and engagement in education. You will have demonstrated ability to quickly, sensitively and effectively assist with the de-escalation of young people in moments of personal distress.
Those interested in the Positive Behaviour Support role will have knowledge and experience in Positive Behaviour Support processes and in designing and implementing positive behaviour plans.
To enjoy Cire’s environment and culture, you will have a community focus, friendly demeanour and positive attitude. You will demonstrate our Values of Respect, Quality and Integrity.
As a not for profit, we offer salary packaging and novated leasing, which can provide you with a worthwhile tax saving. Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Cire is a diverse organisation dedicated to learning and continuous improvement. On offer is an extensive Professional Development Program with opportunities to network and learn from a team of dedicated people, in addition to EAP services, discounted child care, discounted courses and ongoing support and mentoring.
If you see yourself fitting in well with us and our vision, please send your cover letter outlining how your experience meets the position requirements and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Description – Student Wellbeing Specialist
Position description – Student Wellbeing Specialist Positive Behaviour
Please note, only candidates who submit both documents will be considered.
For more information, or a confidential discussion please contact Stephen Duke, Wellbeing Leader on (03) 9736 1457.
We are looking for Student Wellbeing Specialists to join the team in Term 1 2021, with interviews commencing in November/December 2020.