Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS603955
This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
Are you seeking an exciting and new opportunity to contribute to and shape the future of young people?
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and proactive Student Support Coordinator to join our Student Services team.
The Student Support Coordinator will be responsible for developing intervention strategies which provide a responsive and effective support system for students, including developing, implementing and monitoring preventative programs. The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary Student Services Team to provide pastoral care support to students (both individually and in groups) in a range of settings, encouraging student attendance and achievement at school through providing an environment that nurtures emotional, physical, academic and mental health and wellbeing of lower secondary students.
The Student Support Coordinator will report to the Student Services Manager. In collaboration with the Student Services team, you will identify and resolve barriers to students’ educational engagement to support identified students’ learning needs and facilitate improved student success and engagement.
To ensure high quality outcomes for students, the successful applicant will need to build positive, professional working relationships with members of the school and its wider community. You will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You will also be required to facilitate identified programs and maintain comprehensive records. A collaborative and consultative approach is essential at all times.
Prior experience supporting students through mentoring, counselling, school engagement, assessing levels of risk, interagency links and case-management will be considered favourably.
The Student Support Coordinator will be responsible for engaging external agencies and developing links between students, family and the school. Knowledge of the youth sector and associated agencies is desirable, as is experience as a youth worker or counsellor.
Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students. The school offers Department of Education endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture and Music, Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program and a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences. The school also offers specialist programs in Athletics and Soccer. We are one of two schools to provide Gifted and Talented online to rural areas. We have a proud reputation of promoting students to be active citizens at the local, state, national and international levels.
The school's population ranges between 1350 and 1450 with an Aboriginal population of approximately 50 students. Students at our school have a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School.
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:
- Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, negotiate and resolve conflict.
- Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment.
- Well-developed research, conceptual and analytical skills and experience in identifying problems and developing appropriate intervention strategies and support programs.
- Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of students who are experiencing difficulties.
- Knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations and services.
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 Kelmscott SHS can be found by visiting www.kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Lexie Johansen, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9495 7405 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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- possess a Tertiary qualification in the Social or Behavioural Science area;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- 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 Accountable 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 Wednesday, 20 November 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.