Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA678442
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021
Morley Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a highly focused and enthusiastic school leader to lead their Student Services team. This represents an exciting opportunity for a school leader who demonstrates the vision, experience, professional knowledge and skill required to lead, manage and build capacity in teaching and non-teaching staff who comprise the Student Services Team.
The successful applicant will ideally have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work alongside students, staff, parents and the community to move our positive and supportive culture forward. You will be flexible and proactive, working across the school community and with external agencies to support our young people in the best possible way. The successful applicant will play a significant role in the daily management of student health and wellbeing, and will have considerable knowledge of policies and processes relating to student welfare and the ability to apply and explain this knowledge in a variety of situations and to a range of audiences. Associated responsibilities include reflecting on and revising systems to support student wellbeing, behaviour management and attendance.
The successful applicant will lead and work collaboratively with the School Psychologist, School Nurse, Chaplain and Year Coordinators to provide a wrap-around support service enhancing student engagement to ensure high educational outcomes for all students. Plans are under development to extend the current Health Centre to facilitate the location of student services staff into one building. We are also in the on-boarding phase of the Compass School Management System, which will be implemented in Semester Two 2021. Combined with recent staff appointments, this is a time of opportunity to lead the Student Services team in developing a shared vision and aligned strategy. The capacity to lead evidence-based improvements strategically, inspire others, and build and maintain effective working relationships is highly desirable
Morley's vision is to celebrate diversity and cater for the needs of all students, with the goal of everyone achieving their personal best. We strive to foster a culture of continuous improvement and high expectations in a supportive, engaging and vibrant learning environment. Students in Years 7 to 10 have access to engaging programs, including Department of Education approved specialist programs in our Aviation Academy and School of Screen and Media. All students in Years 7 to 9 also study a language and have the opportunity to participate in activities associated without exchange partnership with sister schools in Japan and China.
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 Morley Senior High School can be found by visiting morleyshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Denise Robinson, Deputy Principal, by telephoning 0439 843 252 or (08) 9376 5555 or emailing Denise.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 Morley Senior High 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.
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, 10 May 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED