Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS708181
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding place to work?
The School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) is seeking a hardworking and motivated Project Support Officer to join their team. We would like to encourage applicants that may only want to work 0.8FTE or 0.9FTE to apply.
The School provides educational support for children with a hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to completion of school. SSEN: S is based at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury and supports children in both public and non-government schools throughout Western Australia.
SSEN: S operates the Deaf Education and Vision Education programs to support eligible children, their schools and families. SSEN: S employs teachers with specialist skills and other specialist staff such as educational audiologists, school psychologists, braille transcribers, captioner, Deaf education officers and educational interpreters.
SSEN: S supports young children from birth to completion of school at the SSEN: S Early Childhood Service (0-5 years) or in their local schools with Teacher of the Deaf support. Teachers of the Deaf deliver targeted learning programs based on the Expanded Core Curriculum including areas such as communication, audiology, assistive technology and self-advocacy.
The Project Support Officer will be responsible for coordinating, implementing and monitoring administrative systems and processes across the SSEN: S, as well as monitoring systems and databases to identify any opportunities for improvement. The Project Support Officer will also analyse data for future planning and provide statistical reports on school performance to administrators.
The successful applicant should ideally have previous experience in providing effective administrative support to a varied team, as well as experience in data management, statistical analysis and presenting reports. The successful applicant should ideally have excellent written communication skills to prepare briefing notes and correspondence, as well as strong interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships and liaise with a wide range of individuals across multiple sites state wide. The ability to effectively combine data from various sources including use of GIS techniques would be highly desirable.
The successful applicant will be located at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury where our main administrative office coordinates the day to day operation of our 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 (selection criteria):
- Skills and experience in providing effective administrative support.
- Well-developed skills in data management, statistical analysis and in presenting and reporting of data and information.
- Well-developed written communication skills and experience in the preparation of briefing notes, submissions and correspondence.
- Well-developed oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of individuals and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and identify priorities.
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 School Of Special Education Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting ssens.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Emilynne Evans, Acting Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9402 6411 or emailing Emilynne.Evans@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 (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- 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 (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
- 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 10 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.