Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS662198
The School Of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) seeking to appoint a pool of enthusiastic and dedicated Student Support Officers for appointments to fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year up to the end of Term 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.
Suitable applicants will work as part of a team at Alternative Learning Settings located in the North Metropolitan, South Metropolitan and Southwest Education Regions. Alternative Learning Settings was a new program established in early 2019 targeting a specific cohort of students, those who have demonstrated signs of physical aggressions and will benefit from a short term intervention program. The Alternative Learning Settings deliver specialised activities and learning programs that build students’ social skills and self-regulation. The program will have the capacity to provide access to specialists such as clinical psychologists or consultation with psychiatrists.
The role of the Student Support Officer is considered essential to ensure a responsive and effective student support service. As a result, your communication skills and ability to be an effective team player will be highly regarded. You will be part of a cohesive team that provides a responsive social and emotional curriculum where you will contribute to the development of student support strategies and student support programs. You will have skills in maintaining professional boundaries while adopting a student centered approach that aids in contributing to positive student outcomes. In addition, under direction you will support in crisis management and the development of personalised student de-escalation strategies. Alternative Leaning Settings staff benefit from working in a collaborative team environment, sharing common goals and resources in supporting students, schools and parents across a state-wide service.
The Alternative Learning Setting will provide Student Support Officers with the excellent opportunity to be part of a multi-skilled team focused on a student centered model of support. Suitable applicants will work as part of a team in locations throughout North Metropolitan, South Metropolitan and Southwest Education Regions. Each setting will be staffed by a team of teachers with support from a youth transition coordinator, a student support officer and a school psychologist.
It would be desirable for suitable applicants to have experience and credibility in student engagement and transitions, case management, social and emotional learning, a background in student support and current professional learning, or the capacity to undertake targeted professional learning, in areas such as de-escalation, team teach, circle of courage, functional behaviour analysis and trauma-informed practice
All functions of Statewide Services support successful outcomes for all students. This is achieved through a focus on better integration of services with schools, students, families and external service providers; supporting schools and networks of schools to deliver high quality teaching and learning in every classroom; and creating expanded opportunities for students to develop th academic, personal and social competencies they will need for participation in the workforce and society of the future.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- 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 (selection criteria) 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 The School of Special Education Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting http://www.ssens.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Dave Dennis, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, by telephoning 0449 278 889 or emailing email@example.com.
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 (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to three (3) 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:
- 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 Friday, 23 April 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.