Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS759133
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Castlereagh School are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Student Support Officer to join their welcoming and supportive community.
The successful applicant will ideally have previous experience in a similar position working with children and adolescents with disability and complex and challenging behaviours; and be competent in maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality. The ability to work collaboratively as part of a case management team is critical to this role. An applied experience in de-escalation, Co-regulation strategies, Trauma Awareness in Schools and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Strategies would be highly desirable.
The Student Support Officer will ideally have excellent interpersonal skills to quickly establish effective working relationships with children and young people, their families, and key stakeholders and will act in a culturally responsive and informed manner.
Castlereagh School motivates children and young adults aged 4 to 18 in a vibrant, nurturing, educational environment. Whilst we foster academic skills through the Western Australian Curriculum, we also place great value on independent living, enterprise and social skills, encouraging our students to be as independent as possible. We regard every student to be an individual with their unique strengths, needs and learning preferences.
All students have complex communication and learning needs and are provided with a well-balanced educational experience with a literacy and communication focus. As effective communication partners all staff have their own Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication book and wear and use this throughout the school day. Staff use their PODD to have conversations, teach, interact with students and to support meaningful communication in everyday situations.
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):
- Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and collaborative with individuals across a range of backgrounds.
- Initiative and good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment.
- Good research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify problems and provide strategies.
- Skills and experience in working in diverse settings with students and families with significant challenges and needs.
- Knowledge of positive behaviour support techniques
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.
For further information about Castlereagh School please visit Schools Online.
For further job related information
Please contact Jacqueline Burns, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9266 6100 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 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 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.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- 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 Monday, 15 August 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.