Youth Off The Streets is looking for a School Manager to run day-to-day operations and facilitate strategic activities at its school in Wollongong. This includes specific responsibilities in curriculum, staffing and student/staff welfare.

As School Manager, you will lead a skilled team to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged youth while actively contributing to the professional growth and development of Youth Off The Streets Education services, and strategic plan implementation together with your Principal.

You will report to the Principal and be responsible for approximately 5-6 direct reports. This position has a 50% teaching load.

The essential criteria for this role include, but are not limited to:


  • an accredited four year undergraduate teaching degree. Appropriate degrees include a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), or a combined or double degree such as a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary); or
  • a bachelor degree (such as a Bachelor of Arts or Science) coupled with an accredited graduate entry teaching degree such as a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary); and
  • Current registration with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).


  • Record of successful teaching and integrated, flexible curriculum implementation
  • Capacity to initiate and motivate improvement in high school education standards
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to facilitate implementation of educational objectives and NESA compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student welfare and benefits of transition from school to TAFE/work
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully as part of a team
  • Ability to mentor and coach staff to increase and improve performance
  • Ability to implement equal opportunity principles
  • Proven ability to monitor, evaluate and adapt programs to meet identified outcomes

A valid and current NSW Working With Children Check, Senior First Aid, Drivers Licence and unrestricted Australian working rights are essential for this position.

About us:

Youth Off The Streets prides itself in being able to meet student’s needs that currently cannot be met in mainstream schooling.  Our schools aim to offer young people who have become disengaged from education an opportunity to achieve either the Record of School Achievement, Higher School Certificate or the skills they require to go on to further vocational education, apprenticeships and/or employment.

Often students may not realise that the path to reaching their desired ‘end goal’ is through education. We work to reignite a passion for learning by structuring the curriculum so that students can re-engage in education and progress toward their own end goal.

A majority of our success is based on the provision of individual learning adjustments within and outside of the classroom.  We meet NESA curriculum outcomes through a success based program, providing opportunities for students to achieve and contribute positively within the school and wider community.

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button or email your application direct to

Please ensure you submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (maximum two pages) with your application.  Applications close 19 February 2020 unless closed earlier.

Only those selected for shortlisting may be contacted.

Successful applicants will require a full probity check.

Recruiters need not make contact.


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