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Position DescriptionPosition title: Learning Centre CoordinatorPosition number: 24037Classification: Academic Level BCourse: Certificate I and II in Foundation SkillsDirectorate: Central Australian DivisionLocation: Willowra – Remote Aboriginal community in Central AustraliaTenure: Fixed Term to 31 December 2017Supervisor: Senior Advisor Community EngagementPositions Supervised: Casual staff (Trainee Local Coordinators and Cleaners/Gardeners)Special Features of Position: Refer to Risk DescriptorPosition OverviewThe Learning Centre Coordinator is responsible for the day to day running of the Learning Centre. The Coordinator works closely with the local Advisory Group to determine priorities for providing education and training opportunities for adult community members to improve their employment opportunities and life skills, especially core language, literacy and numeracy skills.The Learning Centre aims to provide for a wide range of formal and informal adult education and training. The Coordinator plays a key role in recruiting, training and supporting casual, local staff to gain the skills required to eventually manage and coordinate the Learning Centre. The Coordinator and local staff work together to ensure that the community has daily access to use the computer, internet and library facilities at times negotiated with the local Advisory Group.The Learning Centre Coordinator delivers accredited training to meet an annual training target as determined by Batchelor Institute. The nature of the training is determined in consultation with the Senior Advisor and the local Advisory Group.Detailed Statement of DutiesDeliver accredited VET training in a ‘wrap around’ model to continuously advance English language, literacy and numeracy skills.Manage the day to day running of the Learning Centre, including reporting maintenance and ICT issues, and ordering goods and services. Work with Institute staff to resolve issues.Establish and convene a local Advisory Group at the beginning of each academic term to establish a term based training plan of community identified informal and formal training priorities. Liaise with the Advisory Group to provide cultural advice and support to the Learning Centre Coordinator including the development of local guidelines and rules for the Centre.Recruit, train and supervise casual staff employed in the Learning CentreProvide flexible community access to the Learning Centre resources. Assist community members to use the facilities, including computers and Internet.Liaise with other service providers in the community to facilitate and/or deliver locally identified training priorities (for example WYDAC Youth Workers) as well as work experience and employment opportunities (for example CDP and local Council).Provide support to community members completing training courses at another campus or Learning Centre, including facilitating communication between the student and their lecturer. Collect quantitative data as required for reporting purpose. Collect data and write progress reports as required by Batchelor Institute and CLC.Essential selection criteriaA tertiary qualification in Education, Literacy/Numeracy, Adult Learning or similar (at Certificate IV level or higher).A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment OR Diploma of Vocational Education and Training to be able to deliver and assess accredited VET courses.Experience working in the VET system including significant experience teaching VET accredited courses.Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and sensitively within the social, political and cultural environments of Indigenous communities and organisations.The ability to involve community members and a range of diverse agency groups in the development and the operations of a dynamic Learning Centre while fostering a strong sense of local ownership.Strength in mentoring and supervising others in a team approach, including the ability to consult, negotiate and achieve positive outcomes. Proficient in the use of digital technologies (eg computers, office equipment and internet based technologies) and ability to liaise with relevant staff to resolve ICT issues. Proficient to the level to be able to assist community members with using digital technologies.Well-developed problem-solving, organisational and administrative skills, especially in a remote location.Demonstrated understanding of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action principles and practices. Hold a current Australian Driver’s Licence. Must be confident to operate a manual 4WD vehicle and drive as a single driver on remote, dirt roads. Hold a current First Aid Certificate.Hold a NT Ochre Card (Working with Children check). Desirable selection competencies: Warlpiri language skills.Experience living and working in remote locations, including Aboriginal communities.Significant experience working with people from remote Aboriginal Communities. Evidence of a 4WD driving course, including defensive driving on dirt.NOTE: Copies of qualifications and evidence of experience MUST be submitted. Applications close – Sunday 25th June 2017The position description is available from the Institute’s website www.batchelor.edu.au/people/current-vacancies or by contacting the Human Resources Unit on (08) 8939 7443 or (08) 8939 7393.Applicants are required to submit a completed application lodgement form available from our website and include a covering letter and current resume.All enquiries and applications are to be forwarded directly to Batchelor Institute via email at recruitment@batchelor.edu.auThe Institute reserves the right not to make an appointment, or to vary the type of appointment.Priority consideration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicantsPosition Risk DescriptorPosition title: Learning Centre CoordinatorPosition number: 24037 Employee name: TBAClassification: Academic Level BCourses managed: Certificate I and II in Foundation SkillsSection: Community EngagementDirectorate: Central Australian DivisionFull time: Yes (Fixed term)Statement of duties attached: YesThe following information relates to this position:Special features of position:This position will require:? Living and working in a remote community with limited access to facilities ? Living 300 to 500 km from the nearest major centre (Alice Springs or Katherine)? Driving on unsealed roads in a supplied manual 4WD vehicle? Recruit and supervise casual, local staff? Building Warden and First Aider for the Learning CentreWork related health issues to be considered:Frequently or Intermittently Not Continuously ApplicableStooping where hands pass below1 X mid-thigh height2 Reaching above shoulder height XForward reaching >30cm away from the Xbody4 Significant sideways twisting of the body X5 Lifting objects weighing >5kg X6 Normal colour vision X7 Physical mobility and agility X8 Working in a noise hazard area X9 Climbing eg ladders X10 Working in confined spaces X11 Food Handling X12 Driving motor vehicles; manual 4WD X13 Exposure to chemicals; please specify X14 Exposure to dusts; unsealed roads X15 Exposure to animals; dogs in community X16 Exposure to bio-hazards; please specify X17 Repetitive movements X18 Outdoor work X19 Use of screen-based equipment X20 Use of protective clothing X21 Other hazards, please specify: XAvailable Training Courses (Tick relevant boxes)1 Bullying & Harassment In The Workplace2 Due Diligence & The Liable Manager3 Ergonomics In The Workplace4 Fire Awareness & Emergency Evacuation Training ?5 Fire Warden Training ?6 Hazardous Substances Management (including accessing and using Chemgold11)7 Managing Stress8 Manual Handling & Back Care9 Occupational Health & Safety Representatives ?10 Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation, Including Incident ReportingAuthorised officers:Approved: Chief Executive Review by:Version: 2015- Sept Executive Consultant Policy, Learning and Development.
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