Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA588060
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
Are you an inspirational and experienced educational leader, committed to making a positive difference in your school community?
This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective and empowered individual to join our foundation leadership team, as Program Coordinator – Student Services. This position provides a unique opportunity to build and develop a Student Services team from the ground up, and we are therefore seeking applicants ideally with demonstrated leadership success.
In collaboration with the Principal and members of the leadership team, the Program Coordinator - Student Services will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and values. The successful applicant will contribute to the development of our inaugural Business Plan, through participative decision making; including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems within school and Departmental policy and guidelines.
A key aspect of the role is to facilitate workforce effectiveness. The Program Coordinator-Student Services will be a role model for self-development to improve professional performance. The capacity to develop and lead a team is imperative in the role.
We are looking for an applicant with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, who is committed to achieving exceptional outcomes for all students. These skills will see you negotiate effectively and build and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders, at all levels. As Program Coordinator – Student Services, you will need to work with inter/outside agencies to ensure additional support is available for students and families in need. The successful applicant should demonstrate an ability to lead a Student Services team and work through consultation with administration, school psychology and community health services, government agencies that support student and family wellbeing, external youth and mental health agencies that promote positive student wellbeing.
The Program Coordinator – Student Services, is responsible for the creation of a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students, focusing on the development of the whole child. The successful applicant will be able to “inspire” our students, staff and community through the manner in which they lead positive behaviour and pastoral care at Butler North Secondary School. The position involves a leading role in whole school student behaviour management and attendance in association with the relevant Associate Principal. In addition, a deep understanding of both policy and policy implementation strategies focused on the health and well-being of staff and students is essential. The Program Coordinator-Student Services will work on behalf of at risk students and those with special needs, in cooperation with relevant teaching and support staff, to assist with and manage the development of Individual Education Plans, as required.
This role may include a teaching role in the first year, which will be negotiated as needed.
The school may open as an Independent Public School, subject to appropriate community support and participation in development and transition programs.
Alkimos College in Alkimos will open for the start of the 2020 school year as a local intake secondary school. Initially the school will accommodate up to 250 Year 7 students in 2020 and grow to accommodate a total of 2000+ Year 7 to 12 students by 2025.
A strong vision and ethos will be focused on creating and maintaining a school culture of a ‘high performance and high care environment’ for students, staff and the community. With a clear focus on high expectations of the student cohort, the purpose is to ensure that all students are well prepared for their future and have opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to achieve their individual potential. This will be complemented by a strong focus on student engagement and mental health and well-being.
Alkimos College is one of only sixteen schools chosen to have a Specialised Autism Learning Program, with the program already in place at Alkimos Primary School, providing students with a seamless K-12 program, if required. There will also be an academic extension pathway and a whole school approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) to provide ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ lessons for students.
A coaching paradigm will underpin all aspects of self-assessment, planning and review, performance development, classroom observation and feedback and be used with students as part of the well-being program. Experience in or a strong desire to engage in a coaching culture is highly desirable.
A partnership founded on strong relationships between students, staff, parents and the community will be the enduring platform upon which the school is built.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Butler North Secondary School (planning name) can be found by visiting Schools Online or via Facebook
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For further job related information:
Please contact Nancy McNally, Principal, by telephoning 0416 078 550 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A maximum four (4) page statement addressing the work related requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) recent work related referees - (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 22 July 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED