Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA688415
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021
Northam Senior High School (SHS), an Independent Public School, is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Program Coordinator Student Services – Senior School - to join their leadership team.
The successful applicant will provide high quality leadership to staff within Student Services, and will work with a team to provide Pastoral Care and support to students across Years 10 – 12. This role also includes the leadership of the VET learning area, Senior School Engagement Programs and monitoring Senior School Progress, in collaboration with the Deputy Principal Senior School.
The successful applicant will be a member of the school’s leadership team and, as such, will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by assisting the Principal and members of the administrative team in promoting the school vision. This is based on excellence in teaching through evidence-based practice, a continuous cycle of improvement, and a positive learning environment.
Northam SHS caters for a diverse range of students including a population of approximately 25 % Aboriginal students. The successful applicant will ideally possess effective teaching, learning, data review, behaviour and attendance management practices and a strong understanding of student management, liaison with external agencies and Pastoral Care.
Northam SHS has embarked on the WA Positive Behaviour School program (PBS) so an understanding of this process and how it is implemented and embedded in the day-to-day operations and behaviours in the school would be desirable.
The school has also commenced an Instructional Strategies Framework so a deep understanding of excellent and engaging teaching strategies along with the ability to coach staff to make these part of their practice is also desirable.
Northam SHS has a school vision of A Community United. Working in partnership with students, staff, parents/carers and the community is essential in establishing positive and productive relationships.
The successful applicant will ideally possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to evaluate programs and processes, analyse relevant performance data, and develop strategic plans to achieve optimum outcomes. The successful applicant will also be expected to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Student Services Team by continuing to develop a cohesive, productive atmosphere and a culture where everyone contributes. Professional discussion and debate will be fostered and encouraged in a safe and respectful way. It is important that you are able to role model exemplary practice to support teachers in all aspects of their work including behaviour management, attendance, data review, parent contact and planning. Working in collaboration with the Program Coordinator Student Services – Lower School, shared leadership approaches and strong teamwork is highly desirable.
Northam SHS stands on the bank of the Avon River and has a proud and rich history of providing a comprehensive curriculum to students in Years 7-12 from the Northam and surrounding Wheatbelt districts students. At Northam SHS, we build positive, honest and connected relationships to ensure that our students can contribute to their current and future communities. Our vision is 'A Community United' and the four values that underpin our vision are Courage, Collaboration, Connection and Communication. With over 650 students, we are the largest school in the Wheatbelt region of Western 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:
- 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 Northam Senior High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Richard Kardol, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9621 3600 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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, 21 June 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.