Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA706921
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you an energetic and inspiring leader with a focus on student wellbeing and improving the outcomes of students?
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint an innovative and experienced Program Coordinator - Student Services to join our dynamic student services team that is focused on creating a positive learning environment where student wellbeing is at its core.
This role focuses on student wellbeing through the lens of student engagement; attendance; positive mental and physical health; and coordinating and/or delivering preventative programs addressing identified areas of concern. A deep understanding of the role of student services would be highly desirable in order to collaborate with the executive team to set strategic directions. The ability to understand the wider school context and constructively work with the senior leadership team to achieve broader school objectives would be key to this role.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) will be implemented across the school over the next few years and The Program Coordinator - Student Services should possess the ability, expertise and experience to lead in this area. Professional learning will be provided to support the successful applicant in this role. In addition, a deep understanding of both policy and policy implementation strategies focused on the health and well-being of staff and parents as partners is highly desirable.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the Year 7-10 cohorts. The Program Coordinator - Student Services will work on behalf of at-risk students and those with special needs, in cooperation with relevant teaching and support staff, to assist with the development of individual plans for these students. Flexibility to lead other year groups could arise in the future. Kelmscott SHS has a Year Coordinator for each cohort who will support your initiatives; as well as a school psychologist, nurse, chaplain, student support officer, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and other support staff. The team is instrumental in building a positive school culture for students, staff and parents.
A key aspect of the role is to facilitate workforce effectiveness, both as a leader and trainer in school-wide practices. The successful applicant will ideally have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff members in their team. They will be expected to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the team by continuing to develop a calm, productive atmosphere and a culture where everyone contributes. The Program Coordinator - Student Services should role model self-development to improve professional performance.
The Program Coordinator - Student Services Coordinator will implement strong and sophisticated restorative practices, hold staff to account for processes and procedures, as well as implementing whole school positive approaches to student engagement and wellbeing. Ideally, the candidate should have extensive experience in complex case management, interagency collaboration, zones of regulation, tiers of intervention and positive behaviour support programs. The school has implemented a Teaching and Learning Framework so a deep understanding of high impact teaching strategies along with the ability to coach staff to make these parts of their practice is also desirable. An understanding of and commitment to the school’s Respect, Resiliency and Responsibility Charter is also a highly desirable in the role.
In collaboration with members of the leadership team, the Program Coordinator - Student Services provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, and encouraging staff, volunteers from the community and others to share ownership of the school’s vision and goals. Using effective change management strategies, the successful applicant would lead the school community to accept and develop opportunities for improved service in positive partnerships with the wider community and stakeholders. The Program Coordinator would oversee the coordination of events such as Year 6-7 transition, reward activities, awards events, student leadership and year-based parent evenings. Liaison with the Careers Practitioner and Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will ensure that career education and wellbeing programs that include SDERA Chat and the PERMA Social-emotional Learning Framework are embedded into home room activities and other school-based pastoral care programs.
Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering 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 & Social Sciences. We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted & 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. 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:
- 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 Kelmscott Senior High School can be found by visiting kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Adrian Penistan, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 or emailing Adrian.Penistan@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 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 three (3) 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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;
- 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 Friday, 29 October 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.