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Workplace Assessor/Trainer – Counselling (Part-time)

Workplace Assessor/Trainer – Counselling (Part-time)

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Aug. 7, 2017

About us

We are one of Australia’s oldest and largest providers of open learning. For over 100 years we have been helping people from all walks of life to improve their lives through learning. Over this time, we have delivered education and training to more than 800,000 Australians.

Today, we deliver a diverse portfolio of over 100 courses and focus on meeting the needs of adult learners by providing highly flexible, accessible and affordable education and training.

We have a clear vision and have experienced step-change growth and organisational expansion over the last three years. We are well positioned to sustain strong growth into the future - driven by increased market demand for online learning combined with continued investment in further expanding our course portfolio and improving the learner experience and competitiveness of our courses.

Our team includes over 400 staff and 300 contract educators. Over the last three years, we have been through a fundamental organisational transformation.

Overview

In this context, this is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Workplace Assessor/Trainer –Counselling to join our Education Division. The Workplace Assessor/Trainer is responsible for conducting Workplace Assessments/Training for the Diploma of Counselling. Workplace Assessment is an integral part of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) in these courses.

Open Colleges’ model of Workplace Assessment involves:

  • Assessment of basic skills prior to a student undertaking SWL
  • Approval of the workplace and workplace supervisor as being suitable for SWL
  • Development of Workplace Training and Assessment Plan for students
  • Student collection of direct evidence, through a portfolio and reflective tasks
  • Structured interviews with the student and workplace supervisor throughout the SWL
  • Review of logbooks and attendance records

The Trainer achieves this through:

  • Assessing load of 80%
  • Active teaching presence in our learning platform, including through forums, webinars and live chat sessions
  • Augmentation and contextualization of existing learning content
  • Supporting current workplace assessors in any of all the below when required:
  • Induct and support Workplace Supervisors
  • Approve workplace as suitable for Structured Workplace Learning
  • Undertake workplace assessments within Education Service Standards
  • Conduct assessment interviews with the Workplace Supervisor and learner
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners within quality guidelines
  • Complete the necessary Workplace Assessm
  • ent documentation
  • Supporting Program Manager as directed

In this role, you will undertake the following core functions:

Workplace Assessment:

  • Induct and support Workplace Supervisors
  • Approve workplace as suitable for Structured Workplace Learning
  • Undertake workplace assessments within Education Service Standards
  • Conduct assessment interviews with the Workplace Supervisor and learner
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners within quality guidelines
  • Complete the necessary Workplace Assessment documentation
  • Participate in Assessment Validation and Moderation
  • Complete Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional Development Plan
  • Facilitate the individual workplace assessment discussions in OpenSpace
  • Facilitate Skill Development Workshops (if applicable)
  • Contribute to Workplace documentation

Trainer:

  • Grade assessments in accordance with the Education Service Standards 80% load including RPL and Skill gaps
  • Management of student academic queries within Education Service Standards
  • Facilitating webinars
  • Augmenting course content
  • Assistance with student cases such as disability, complaints and        
  • reasonable adjustments
  • Participating in Assessment Validation and Moderation
  • Contributing to course specific and Open Colleges generic FAQs
  • Completing Professional Development requirements in line with an Annual Professional 
  • Development plan
  • Conducting national workshops (if applicable)

Key Attributes & Experience:

  • Related qualifications in Counselling (minimum Diploma level)
  • Recent industry experience* working in Counselling (essential)
  • Registration with ACA or ACPA (desirable)
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) (essential)
  • Recent experience* in distance, flexible or online learning (highly desirable)

             * Defined as in the past 2 years

                                              **This position is based in our offices in Sydney CBD**

Please be aware that it is a requirement of this position that background checks are completed. The background checking process includes reference checking and validation of employment; proof of qualifications; proof of rights to work within Australia; and a police check.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Ciaran Martin, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Open Colleges (02) 8048 5006.

Please note that due to the high volume of response anticipated for this role, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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