Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS624096
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2020 with possible twelve (12) month extension and/or permanency
Are you a passionate Student Support Worker who wants to make a positive difference?
Shenton College is seeking to seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Student Support Officer to join their school.
Suitable applicants will collaborate closely with other staff within our existing support structures. You will join a community of motivated educators committed to ensuring the wellbeing of each and every student at our College.
The role of the Student Support Officer includes becoming a member of our Student Support Team and assisting in developing and introducing systems and intervention strategies which provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff. Your prime role will be to work with students at risk, and with their families. You will provide support and advice to staff on strategies for supporting students to achieve successful educational outcomes. In addition, you will develop links between the student, the family, the college, and other appropriate agencies in the community and establish a network of partnerships with other government and non-government agencies. You will join our multi-disciplinary team in meetings and case conferences and form a part of our College’s response to crisis management. It is desirable, though not a requirement, that the successful applicant possesses a tertiary qualification in Social or Behavioural Science area.
All staff at Shenton College take great pride in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community, and the importance of strong public schooling. Shenton College is one of Australia’s leading co-educational schools and consists of a Middle School (Years 7 to 8), Lower Senior (Years 9 to 10) and Upper Senior School (Years 11 to 12). The College's strength is in its commitment to develop the “whole child” and to empower them to be independent and confident learners so that they can be purposeful contributors to an increasingly interdependent world. Our success is built on solid foundations and on the skills of an outstanding staff.
Shenton College has proud culture of excellence across all learning areas, centred on our College values of ‘Care, Curiosity and Collaboration’. With a ‘can-do’ capacity to problem solve, our teachers pride themselves in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community. We strive to develop our students’ knowledge of the world and to foster the emotional and social intelligence they need to be active participants and leaders, now and in the future.
At Shenton College we strive to ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our unique approach focuses on delivering an educational experience that's about much more than marks - we aim to help each of our students develop their dreams and achieve their goals.
Located in Perth's western suburbs, the College has earned a reputation of high academic and sporting achievements. The College was 2013 WA Secondary School of the Year in the WA Education Awards, and in the same year was also awarded WA Secondary Principal of the Year. Shenton College has also been recognised as the top performing comprehensive school in Australia.
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:
- Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
- Effective planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing prioritises within timelines.
- Good research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify problems and provide solutions.
- Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of students experiencing difficulties.
- Knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations and services.
Applications will be assessed against these 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 Shenton College can be found by visiting www.shenton.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information
Please contact Adam Pengelly, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0404 130 105 or emailing Adam.Pengelly@education.wa.edu.au
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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV 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
Employees will be required to:
- 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
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 30 March 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.