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Education Specialist – Dandenong

MacKillop Specialist School

About the role

A new and exciting role has been created at MacKillop Education in Dandenong seeking a part-time Education Specialist.

Our vision at MacKillop Education is to ensure equity and access to learning for all children and young people who are vulnerable and disengaged from education.

In this role you will empower children and Young People living in out of home care, home-based care and statutory orders to reengage in education, experience success in learning and enhance the learning outcomes. This position offers an opportunity for you to play a vital role in transforming the lives of children and Young People through education. Apply now to join our team and make a difference!

The successful candidate will have relevant experience, knowledge and skills in education, to provide specialist education support to children and young people, develop best practice in the team and liaise effectively with relevant stakeholders.

This is a Permanent Part-Time (3 days – 22.8 hours per week) opportunity based in Dandenong.

We are looking for a candidate who can commit to working Tuesday's. We are flexible with the other two days.

Our Offer:

Generous salary and leave entitlements in line with the Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Salary packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay).

Discounted workplace health and fitness program available to you and your family.

Paid on-site training that contributes to your professional development.

Regular supervision.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges.

Key Requirements:

Valid and current Driver’s Licence;

Satisfactory Criminal History Check (paid for by MacKillop);

Valid Employee Working with Children Check; OR a valid VIT registration

Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Appropriate experience and qualifications in education (e.g., Tertiary qualification as a teacher with current VIT registration; Certificate IV in Education Support; or other relevant qualification).

Experience working with children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education.

A sound understanding of how trauma impacts on learning.

Experience in developing, implementing, and reviewing individual education plans.

Please address the full Key Selection Criteria outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For further information about this position, please contact Brona Walshe at or on 0400 834 396. We are happy to answer your questions and provide additional information about this exciting opportunity.

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people. Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Click 'Apply for Job' where you will be prompted to proceed with your application via the website. Please submit your cover letter, resume and key selection criteria. 

Applications close

7th June 2024


PD- Education Specialist Southern Metro .pdf

Contact details

PrincipalMs Anne Henderson
Phone5248 2557
Address25 - 33 Oxford Street
Whittington, 3219