Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA763911
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency
The School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN: BE) is seeking a highly motivated and committed individual to take up the role of Program Coordinator – Engagement in the Pilbara Region.
The Program Coordinator, in collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, core values and service principles. Under the leadership of the Principal and Associate Principal, the successful applicant will implement effective change strategies, and provide leadership across the school community to accept and develop opportunities for improved service in the area of student support services. The successful applicant will facilitate workforce effectiveness and provide a role model for self-development to improve professional performance and work autonomously as site manager for the Engagement Centre.
The Program Coordinator will be based ideally in Port Hedland (Port Hedland School of the Air) or Karratha (Pilbara Regional Education Office) and oversees the management of services from sites in Karratha and Port Hedland. The successful applicant will be required to travel between both sites. The successful applicant will also be required to attend associated training and school development days in Perth as our main school site operates out of Statewide Services Centre in Padbury. This will involve overnight stays. Applicants will need to hold and maintain a current WA drivers’ license.
Program Coordinators in our context manage all policy, procedural, physical, financial, and human resource requirements at their individual sites, supported by the executive leadership team in Padbury. Our sites typically comprise of a school officer, school psychologist, engagement teachers, student support officers or education assistants, and may include a youth transition coordinator.
The Program Coordinator contributes to the development of the school plan through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy, and establishing and maintaining systems. The role also entails establishing and managing administrative and operational systems in the relevant area of responsibility to ensure the effective operation of the school within departmental policy and guidelines.
Our Program Coordinators work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner to engage stakeholders productively and respectfully. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading specialist service provision across engagement centres, ensuring integrated service delivery across the Student Support Services under the Statewide Services pillar of Service Delivery. An outstanding ability to display innovative, bold, and creative solutions and a proven track record in working collaboratively to solve complex problems, are essential to this position.
The SSEN:BE is part of the network of specialist schools that operates under the Statewide Services pillar of Service Delivery. The SSEN:BE provides educational support and services with schools for students who present with extreme, complex and challenging behaviours across a K-12 context. A continuum of consultative support with schools for students is delivered through Engagement Centres and the Midland Learning Academy. The services of Engagement Centres and the Academy are coordinated through SSEN:BE which provides the administrative structure that oversees and manages these services as a Statewide model of supports for schools, teachers and students. The services complement other teams working in networks, regions and schools, supporting a greater number of students across the state. Support is available across the public school system.
Engagement Centres coordinate the K-12 provision of the following three services:
- Professional learning to improve student engagement and behaviour.
- Consultative support for schools needing additional advice on dealing with challenging behaviour and managing severely disengaged students and/or those with very complex needs.
- Intensive support for individual students exhibiting the most extreme, challenging and complex needs.
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 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 School Of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement can be found by visiting ssenbe.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Angela Rees, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 6206 2009 or emailing Angela.Rees@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, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) 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:
- 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;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- 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; and
- 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, 17 August 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED