Please be advised as of Monday, 8 November 2021 at 2pm an update has been made to the closing date.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS701801
Safety Bay Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Student Support Officers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.
The suitable applicants will form an integral part of the Student Services team, assisting in the day to day running of Student Services, ensuring an effective and responsive service for students. This includes supporting individuals and groups of students with behavioural, social and emotional needs on a daily basis. It will also involve assisting with the development and running of small group social and emotional learning and wellbeing programs.
The Student Support Officer will assist in the development and introduction of systems, intervention strategies and alternative programs that provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff. They will develop supportive links between the student, family, college staff and other appropriate agencies in the community. They will actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences, as appropriate. As such, they will ideally have exceptional interpersonal skills, possess a flexible and reliable approach and can build and maintain strong professional relationships within a team environment.
The suitable applicants should have a friendly, positive and caring attitude and possess the qualities to promote excellence within our college. Ideally, they will also possess attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and be able to work at a fast pace with competing demands. The Student Support Officer reports directly to the Program Coordinator – Student Services.
Previous experience working with youth mental health and the delivery of resilience programs would be highly desirable. Previous training in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Gatekeeper and Trauma Intervention would also be highly desirable.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
- Effective planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing prioritises within timelines.
- Good research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify problems and provide solutions.
- Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of students experiencing difficulties.
- Knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations and services
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) 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 Safety Bay Senior High School can be found by visiting www.safetybay.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Alen Kursar, Principal, by telephoning 0427 799 933 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- 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.
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:
- 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
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 16 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.