Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE711221
The Southwest Education Region (Warren Blackwood) is seeking to establish a pool of Senior Participation Coordinators for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise from November 2021 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 position 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 Senior Participation Coordinator will provide leadership to the Participation Coordinator who will focus on establishing a reconnection between the student and supports within their ecological system, including family, community and school.
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, where the Senior Participation Coordinator will support the Engagement and Transition Manager to achieve the successful transition of students between school, training, and employment. Suitable applicants will help develop the skills of the Participation Coordinators in case coordination and transition planning for disengaged compulsory school age students.
The Senior Participation Coordinator will train, mentor, and support Participation Coordinators within the region to work within the brokerage philosophy, coordinate and monitor workloads, and may performance manage various team members. You will assist with implementation and operational management strategies, and plans for training or suitable employment for disengaged compulsory school-aged students. You will communicate with, monitor, and report on implementation plans with the region, and provide feedback on their effectiveness to the Engagement and Transition Manager.
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 well-developed knowledge of youth, education, training and support services and an understanding of the requirements to support the transition of compulsory school-aged students into appropriate post school options.
- Demonstrated capacity to work in diverse settings with at-risk young people.
- Demonstrated sound management, supervisory and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor and support staff, and use performance management to enhance capacity.
- Demonstrated well developed conceptual and analytical skills, including an ability to identify and clarify issues.
- Demonstrated highly developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, work within a team environment and with people across a range of backgrounds
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.email@example.com
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 nationally recognised qualification in human services, youth work or a related area;
- hold a current ‘C’ class driver’s licence;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- undertake travel including overnight stays in non-metropolitan locations, as required; and
- undertake travel in small aeroplanes to remote locations, as required.
- 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