Casual Professional Experience Facilitator

University of Queensland
July 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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About This Opportunity

Professional Experience Facilitators are representatives of the School of Education and are the first point of contact for schools and students during the professional experience placement. The role of a facilitator is to primarily support UQ preservice teachers and provide feedback and guidance; however, they also play an integral part in developing school relationships and promoting UQ initial teacher education programs.

We are specifically looking for facilitators who are able to visit schools in the following geographical locations: Brisbane (Southside, Logan, Western suburbs) Gold Coast

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Know and understand the professional experience courses across the various teacher preparation programs in the School of Education, including the individual course requirements and assessment, and as; a representative of UQ dress in a professional manner and provide UQ identification when requested.

  • Visit schools and meet with students, supervising teachers and school placement coordinator.

  • Keep records of all correspondence with preservice teachers and schools/supervising teachers and use your allocated UQ email account for all electronic correspondence relating to your UQ activities.

  • Observe lessons (for placement blocks six weeks and longer) and provide verbal and written feedback to students and teachers and keep copies of all observation notes.

  • Request and review lesson plans from preservice teachers 24 hours before lesson observations.

  • Moderate preservice teacher performance with supervising teachers, identify at risk performance and initiate the at-risk process and must attend at-risk meetings.

  • Report all student concerns and feedback to the Director of Professional Experience, including students who are put ‘at risk', in a timely manner.

  • Know and understand key assessment tasks such as the Final Professional Experience Recommendations report and the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).

  • This role is subject to the University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

  • A minimum qualification of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in education or a related discipline,

  • Current and full registration through the Queensland College of Teachers

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills that encourage cooperation from a diverse range of clients, including the ability to positively develop, manage and maintain strong working relationships and provide a high professional level of client service.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and own motorised transport for school visits.

  • Desirable

  • Sound knowledge of schools, school structures in the Queensland teacher education context.
  • What We Can Offer

    These are casual academic appointments and pay rates are inclusive of class contact and associated preparation time. Classes are scheduled at St Lucia campus.

    For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2021-2026.


    To discuss this role please contact [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter – one or two pages addressing the above "About You' section

  • Resume

  • If you are a current employee of the University (including casual staff), or hold a HDR Scholarship with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    About The Selection Process

    Applications close Monday 8th July at 11.00pm AEST. Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.

    It is anticipated that only successful applicants will be contacted.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

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