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Student Engagement (Hands on Learning) Teacher – Officer Campus

St Francis Xavier College

About the role

We are seeking a suitably qualified Student Engagement Teacher to lead our Hands on Learning Program at our Officer Campus commencing in Term 2, 2024.
Hands-on Learning (HoL) is an innovative school-based program that uses a variety of practical projects to re-engage students in their education and with their school and community, increasing attendance and student achievement by building personal and social skills and supporting the different ways young people learn (
Hands-on Learning supports students across years 7-10 in secondary schools and has been shown to significantly increase confidence, school attendance and retention of students. Participating students spend one full day each week as part of an HoL team where they participate in real and meaningful creative building projects that benefit the school and local community.
Schools running HoL are supported by Save the Children’s School Support team, who provides regular training and ongoing support to HoL teams. As a result, HoL teachers work closely with the HoL School Support team as well as the school leadership to plan, design and implement HoL projects.
The HoL teacher must have strong interpersonal skills to foster a learning environment that considers students' individual needs.
Why work at St Francis Xavier College

Work in an inclusive community that values innovation, professional development and staff wellbeing with employee benefits that includes:
  • Free onsite parking
  • Fully subsided access to EC by Go1 Learning Portal providing access to the most comprehensive learning and development library
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities
  • Funded membership to professional or industry associations
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Fully subsidised Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their families
  • Annual Leave Loading and Position Allowance payments in December each year
  • 16 weeks paid Parental Leave and 4 weeks paid Partner Leave
  • Salary Packaging through Maxxia
  • Generous leave entitlements including a paid flexible leave day per school year
  • All buildings equipped with heating and cooling
  • Onsite canteens and vending machines for staff use at all campuses
  • Social and wellbeing events organised throughout the year including wellbeing weeks, staff drinks, weekly morning teas
About St Francis Xavier College

St Francis Xavier College is a three-campus Catholic College with an enrolment of over 3,300 students and therefore an abundance of teaching and leadership opportunities.
We are particularly committed to facilitating deliberate and purposeful pathways for all students. We strive to achieve this through our focus on our recontextualised Catholic identity, differentiation, culture of positive education and Positive Learning Partnership Program.
The Campuses are easily accessed via several major freeways – only 20 minutes from Springvale Road on the M1.
We invest in high-quality people and facilities, operating through a team-based culture to encourage positive relationships between students and staff, and consistently express a rigorous expectation of personal excellence.
The College serves families from the parishes of Berwick, Koo Wee Rup, Maryknoll/Iona, Narre Warren and Pakenham under the governance of Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL).
Successful applicants must hold Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration.
Staff are employed under the DOSCEL Schools And Secretariat Agreement 2022.
The St Francis Xavier College community is committed to the safety, wellbeing, protection and inclusion of all children in our care.
Applications close 29 April 2024 at 5.00pm.

Applications close

29th April 2024


Hands On Learning Teacher (Officer).pdf


Contact details

PrincipalMr Vincent Feeney
Phone9707 3111
Address4 Beaconsfield Avenue
Beaconsfield, 3807