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What we are looking for

WACC is currently seeking expressions of interest to join its small but dedicated Committee of Management to progress its strategic agenda and provide strong governance to this important service at a time of much change for its clients. The current Committee is particularly interested in building its diversity and recruiting two new members with strong leadership and stakeholder management experience.  We would welcome candidates  with good understanding of governance and an interest in providing a strong and sustainable advocacy service to the community The Committee aims to maintain a membership with a balance of expertise in all areas of operation of the organisation, together with a commitment to the philosophy and code of ethics of the organisation. The current Chair is seeking to transition out of the Chair role in the period ahead.  Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for the role of Chair.

Background Information

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) was established in 1985 and is a busy, vibrant community managed neighbourhood house based on a Ministry of Housing estate in Ascot Vale.  The Centre is a Registered Training Organisation that recently won the 2013 Learn Local Legend award as well as the 2017 Training Provider of the year, which recognises outstanding contribution to learners and the Victorian Learn Local education and training sector. As well as learning opportunities Wingate also provides social and recreational programs.  Wingate houses many co-located services which include Moonee Valley Legal Service, Maternal Child Health, ReGen Drug and Alcohol, the Networker for the Western Region and a Community garden. The focus of the Centre is to be a vibrant, innovative and diverse community where individuals feel valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Centre is a not for profit incorporated association governed by a volunteer Committee of Management which is made up of Centre and community members that provide a governance structure and strategic direction for the Centre’s management.

How to apply

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Application should include a cover letter (including a brief statement about why you would like to join the Committee of Management) and a resume.

Please send completed applications to Joel Grant via email: joel@fjpartners.com.au

Positions are appointed on a voluntary basis. The position descriptions are available on our website at www.wingateave.com.au

For further information regarding this position please contact: Jan Thorpe – General Manager; Monday – Friday on 9376 5244

Receiving applications now:  Final applications COB 30th November 2018

Wingate Avenue Community Centre

Two casual positions (up to 15 hours) available:

  • Tuesday to Thursday  – 9am-2pm (Maternity leave position), Ascot Vale or
  • Monday and Thursday – 9am–2pm, Essendon
  • Start date: Tuesday 28th January (negotiable)

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) established in 1985, plays a key role in improving the lives of disadvantaged residents living in the Ascot Vale and Flemington communities. We do this through the delivery of a wide range of programs, courses and activities, which focus on community engagement, development activities, support programs and adult learning. The education team is primarily responsible for managing the preparation and delivery of the Skills First Program, Skills for Education & Employment Program (SEE) and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

We are seeking a passionate and experienced English teachers for our EAL curriculum. These positions are based at our Ascot Vale or Essendon locations. The successful candidate will report to the Vocation Education and Training Manager and will be responsible for delivering accredited Certificates in EAL curriculum to EAL, SEE and AMEP clients.

Key Selection Criteria

The EAL Teacher will deliver quality language, literacy and numeracy education programs to:

  • Create and maintain a classroom environment that promotes differentiated learning and values cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Deliver Certificates in EAL (English as an Additional Language) course content and assessments in accordance with the accredited course requirements, and meet AMEP, SEE and Skills First contract obligations.
  • Maintain learning resources, teacher and learner records, and any other documentation that may be required under the vocational education and training quality framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in using a range of teaching and assessment strategies which are appropriate to a diverse student population.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills.
  • Deliver training services in accordance with the centre’s mission and values.
  • Deliver training services in accordance with the centre’s aims and objectives, as described in the Strategic Plan.

 

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience working in a similar role and/or understanding of the neighbourhood house sector
  • An understanding of the philosophy underpinning community organisations
  • Ability to conduct PTA’s for SEE, AMEP and Skills First students.
  • Current driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Current Working with Children Check

Required Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110 plus TAELLN411 and TAEASS502 or TAE40116)
  • Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum of at least 60 hrs
  • A Bachelor of Education, Master of Education or Master of Teaching with TESOL as a method (including a practicum).
  • Post graduate qualification in TESOL e.g. Grad Dip in TESOL, Grad Cert in TESOL including practicum of at least 60 hours.

Applications, including a cover letter and CV, should be addressed to the Resource Development Coordinator and emailed to elizabeth@wingateave.com.au by Friday 10 January 2020.  Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth McCue by above email from Monday 6th January.

Position Description_TEACHER

We are seeking passionate and experienced tutors to deliver the following courses:

Introduction to the Cleaning Industry

10 weeks delivery in Term 1 and 2, Thursdays 1-4pm

Introduction to Office Administration

8 weeks delivery Term 1, 10 weeks delivery Term 2, Wednesdays 1-4pm

Getting Financially Fit

8 weeks delivery Term 1 and 2, Fridays 10am – 1pm

Let’s Get to Work – Turning Up Prepared

8 weeks delivery, Term 1 and 2, Mondays 10am – 1pm

Jobseeking Skills

8 weeks delivery Term 2, Fridays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Please note: for a trainer with the appropriate skill set two or more of these courses may be combined such that the hours of employment are increased.

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) established in 1985, plays a key role in improving the lives of disadvantaged residents living in the Ascot Vale and Flemington communities. We do this through the delivery of a wide range of programs, courses and activities, which focus on community engagement, development activities, support programs and adult learning. The education team is primarily responsible for managing the preparation and delivery of the Skills First Program, Skills for Education & Employment Program (SEE), Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE).

ACFE Tutors are responsible for the development,  delivery and continued program development of courses for which they are employed. ACFE Tutors will participate in team meetings, moderation sessions, professional development and internal/external audits as required.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Industry experience relevant to the course/s to be delivered
  • Experience delivering training to adults who face barriers to employment and/or education
  • Ability to plan and deliver high quality Adult, Community and Further Education in line with the Pre-Accredited Quality Framework, including the development of classroom resources
  • Deliver training services in accordance with the centre’s mission and values (http://wingateave.com.au/vision-mission-values)

Desirable but not essential

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
  • Experience working in a similar role and/or understanding of the neighbourhood house sector

 

Applications, including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (maximum 2 pages) and CV, should be addressed to the Programs Coordinator and emailed to lholst@wingateave.com.au as soon as possible, courses due to begin week starting 3 February 2020.

 

Any questions can be directed to Lauren Holst at above email from Monday 6th January.

 

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