Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP729514
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you an exceptional leader with a drive to excel in our culture of curiosity, courage and challenge?
North Harrisdale Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a vibrant, innovative, and relational leader as Deputy Principal – Student Services. This is a highly sought-after opportunity for applicants who are extremely motivated, well-organised, reflective, and dedicated to leading an exemplary school in making a real difference for our students.
We have established a strong, connected culture of collegiality, collaboration, trust, and respectful relationships. Our team are committed, hardworking, highly skilled, and willing to go above and beyond for each other and for our students. We take collective responsibility for the progress of every one of our students. We also have fun together, so a sense of humour is vital! Hence, we seek a Deputy Principal who will proactively embrace our culture to add value to our team. You will work closely as an integral member of our Executive Leadership Team to achieve the school’s vision, values, culture, and strategic direction.
Our commitment to inclusivity and belonging is reflected in a cohesive, safe community. Of utmost importance are the personal qualities you bring to the role. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and value developing positive relationships with students, families, colleagues, and the wider community. You should also have a ‘can do’ attitude, are solutions-focused, approachable, anticipate and adapt to change; showing initiative, flexibility and creative problem-solving to produce the best opportunities for students. Teamwork will be at the core of who you are. You should have an affinity with students, and engage in open, honest conversations with families and colleagues.
You will ideally possess outstanding organisational and time management skills to ensure structures and procedures are in place to support staff, students, and families. You will also ideally have well-developed oral and written communication skills to present a professional image to our school community.
The successful applicant should have high expectations and truly believe that all children can learn at high levels. You will focus on continual improvement and research-informed practice in leading a connected approach to teaching and learning. Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience in responding strategically to contemporary research and collaboratively leading initiatives to maximise our impact on student learning.
As the Deputy Principal Student Services you will:
- Be a visible presence throughout the school
- Support strategic leadership in the diverse cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of students with diagnosed and imputed disabilities, and those at educational risk
- Lead and manage our approach to foster positive student wellbeing
- Facilitate the application process and procedures involved in the Disability Resourcing System
- Create and maintain a thorough database of students at risk, detailing on a regular basis all support, communication, and meetings undertaken
- Develop and manage support for our English as an Additional Language and/or Dialect (EAL/D) students and families
- Lead the development of our policy and procedures in enriching learning for our more academically able and talented students
- Organise and manage our Response to Intervention approach, including oversight of Case Management Conferences
- Support teachers to develop, implement, and report on documented plans, using Special Education Need (SEN) planning and reporting
- Manage processes to support students with medical needs
- Develop, implement, and monitor strategies to increase student attendance and engagement
- Foster a culture of positive behaviour practice across the school
- Lead rigorous data analysis to drive planning for improved student outcomes
- Facilitate regular meetings of the Student Services Team, including our school psychologist and chaplain
- Liaise with all Schools of Special Education Needs and external agencies, as needed, to ensure appropriate learning programs are in place to support students
- Help with human resource management, including recruitment processes and staff induction.
The successful applicant will ideally have knowledge, skills, and experience and/or capacity to undertake the responsibilities of the role as described above.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to read our 2021-24 Strategic Direction, available on our school website, prior to applying for this position.
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 staff, 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 North Harrisdale Primary School can be found by visiting www.northharrisdaleprimary.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Jacqui O’Donnell, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9397 8140 or emailing Jacqui.ODonnell@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Jacqui O’Donnell on 0408 937 712.
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 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.
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; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- 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 Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au)
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 21 January, 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.