Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE711214
The Southwest Education Region (Warren Blackwood) is seeking to establish a pool of Participation Coordinators for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise from November 20021 and up to the end of November 2023.
The positions will join the Warren Blackwood Engagement and Transitions Team, based at Busselton Senior High School, and will be line managed by the Engagement and Transitions Manager. The locations of the positions may vary across the Southwest Education Region.
These roles may support both the Warren Blackwood Engagement and Transitions Team and the Compass Engagement Program.
The Compass Program provides case management support to engage Year 6 to 10 students who are at risk of disengaging or who have disengaged in education. The Participation Coordinator will work within a case management model which initially focuses on establishing a reconnection between the student and supports within their ecological system, including family, community and school. These connections will assist the student to overcome their educational barriers through increasing their protective factors with the aim to rebuild their capacity to engage. The Participation Coordinator will be provided supervision by the Senior Participation Coordinator.
The Compass Engagement Program will work with a defined number of students identified by the investing schools and in collaboration with the Southwest Education Regional Office.
Vacancies may also arise in the Engagement and Transitions Team, which provides case coordination and brokerage to support services and programs for compulsory school-aged students at risk of disengaging and making an effective transition into appropriate education, training, and employment options.
These roles are responsible for making the appropriate assessment of individual student’s needs, including developing high-quality plans to access appropriate education and career pathways. The Warren Blackwood Engagement and Transitions Team maintain a strong work ethic in the service of young people who experience barriers to engagement in education and welcomes applicants who can demonstrate a range of strategies to connect with, guide, and engage young people in order to facilitate the realisation of their education and career pathway needs.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated considerable knowledge and experience of youth, education and training services, particularly in relation to at risk compulsory school-aged students.
- Demonstrated well developed conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues.
- Demonstrated well developed written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, in diverse settings and with target groups.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relevant professional networks and negotiate successful outcomes.
- Demonstrated well developed organisational skills with the ability to use initiative to meet competing priorities.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Engagement and Transitions Manager Jodi Bate by telephoning 0429 681 829 or emailing Jodi.Bate@education.wa.edu.au or Annie Paterson by telephoning 0448 501 283 or emailing Annie.firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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 current ‘C’ class driver’s licence
- undertake travel, including overnight stays in non-metropolitan locations, as required
- undertake travel in small aeroplanes to remote locations, as required
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- 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 Thursday, 4 November 2021
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED