Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS766259
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2022
Kinross College is seeking to employ a Student Support Officer to join our dynamic Student Services team. This role assists in the coordination of the Student Support Program and developing and introducing systems and intervention strategies which provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff.
Applicants will have good communication skills and work collaboratively or independently as required, to improve outcomes for our students. Their role requires discretion and judgement to achieve clearly defined outcomes determined by the Student Services Coordinator.
Applicants with relevant qualifications to support this role, including but not limited to Gatekeeper Training; First Aid accreditation and operational knowledge of Saron Education Quality Teachers Assistant (SEQTA) will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant will develop supportive links between the student, the family, the College and other appropriate agencies in the community and establish a network of partnerships with other government and non-government agencies. They will assist in undertaking work assessments on students, including liaising with parents/guardians, students, staff and any other relevant parties.
The successful applicant will work in an environment characterised by whole school approaches; a strong commitment to professional learning and working in teams. The successful applicant will also be committed to putting students first, working with teams who support the learning of students and developing relationships with students and their parents. They will facilitate group work processes and provide support and advice to teachers on strategies for supporting students to maximise engagement in their learning.
Kinross College is a vibrant secondary school catering for students from Kinross, Burns Beach, Mindarie and part of Quinns Rocks, located in the City of Joondalup in close proximity to Kinross Primary School. Situated in the north-western suburbs on the coastal strip some 30km from Perth and 1km from the ocean, its position is advantageous in terms of accessibility. Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and parents are generally very supportive of the school. Kinross College is well known within the community for being an inclusive and caring educational institution. The current student enrolment includes students from Year 7 to Year 10. All students are taught by subject specialist teachers and in addition to core curriculum, the school offers a wide range of Elective subjects for years 8-10 students, who then continue on to Senior School or TAFE and employment. The majority of our Year 10 students transition onto Mindarie Senior College with whom we have a strong collaboration.
We also have a close network with Kinross Primary School, from whom many of our Year 7’s transition. As a school community we want Kinross College to be the very best striving to ensure that every student is a successful student. All staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential through the development of a curriculum that caters for the needs of individuals as well as groups. Our behaviour management policy and the strategies we employ to teach, manage and engage students ensure the learning environment is safe, welcoming and suitably challenging.
Kinross College prides itself on its strong pastoral care ethos, commitment to our students' academic, social and emotional needs. This is supported by our excellent facilities and resources and a dynamic Student Services Team consisting of Student Services Managers, Year Co-ordinators, Chaplain, School Psychologist, Student Support Officer and School Nurse. Our incoming Year 7 students undertake a special transition program that ensures that all students see the school as a safe space and students and parents enjoy meeting with the large support team that caters for the well-being of the Year 7s. Our Information Access centre, where our well-resourced Library is located, is also the hub of the school where students can relax and read, use computers or play quiet indoor games within a safe and caring environment.
Including our core curriculum, Kinross College offers a diverse range of Elective subjects encouraging students to consider options such as Languages Other Than English (LOTE), where we offer French, Italian and Auslan. Media and Photography, Information Technology, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Textiles/Sewing and Child Studies, Specialist Drama, Art and Music programs and a wide range of Physical Education, which includes aquatic sports and specialised Soccer and Basketball programs.
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 establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
- Effective planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities 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 (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.
You are encouraged to seek further information about Kinross College by visiting kinrosscollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Jeanavieve Walia, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9233 6700 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; and
- 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.