Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA768569
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Applecross Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Program Coordinator - Student Services to join their team.
In recognition of the distinctive student developmental stages, Applecross SHS is restructured into Junior (Years 7 to 8), Middle (Years 9 to 10) and a Senior (Years 11 to 12) Sub Schools from 2020. Each sub school is managed by a
- Deputy Principal
- Level 3 Program Coordinator -Student Services (this position) and
- A year coordinator for each year level
The Junior Year 7 to 8 sub school is an integral part of Applecross SHS which supports students during the important phase of transitioning from Primary to Secondary school. In the Junior Sub School, we develop each of our students holistically through a broad range of academic, physical, social and emotional experiences appropriate for their stage of development. The pastoral care and health and wellbeing of our students is our first priority. We provide a learning environment designed to specifically meet the needs of students in Years 7 and 8 as they move through this challenging stage.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and leadership of an effective, cohesive team of staff, students, parents and support personnel to create a positive and productive learning environment. They should have a clearly articulated, shared vision for the Sub School, which contributes to the achievement of school values and goals. They will ideally promote a culture of high expectations for students, staff and parents, and support this by leading the implementation of relevant school and Department policies. This involves the development of strategies to monitor and improve student learning, engagement and connectedness, and transitions.
The successful applicant will provide high level guidance and support to the team of Year Level Coordinators to develop a vision and sense of identity for the sub school. They will be responsible for:
- Initiate and take leadership responsibility for the development and implementation of an annual Sub School Action Plan which details proactive programs designed to promote high expectations, to enhance student achievement, participation, and connectedness across the sub school, which are responsive to school goals and priorities, and which address key areas for improvement in relation to school data.
- Build and maintain effective teams to promote student achievement, engagement and wellbeing, including executive, the pastoral care team, parents, community partners and external agencies.
- Provide high level professional support to staff teaching in the sub school by managing the provision of appropriate proactive support or intervention programs.
- Use a range of data to monitor the progress, learning outcomes, attendance and wellbeing of every student within the sub school, and take action to ensure that appropriate support, extension, and intervention are proactively implemented for each child and recorded using the school’s SEQTA learning management system.
- Ensure that the sub school team establishes and maintains effective communication with all parents at the sub school, including on a daily basis regarding student absences from school.
- Manage student transition and promotion both within the sub school and between sub schools, and take a proactive role in managing pathways for all students in the Sub School.
- Manage significant discipline and wellbeing issues which extend beyond Year Level Coordinators. The Sub School Leader conducts suspension conferences, and ensures the establishment of student support groups for "at risk" students.
- Conduct regular student assemblies and other events which support a strong focus on celebrating student achievement and promoting student voice and leadership.
- Coordinate information nights and the production of Sub School handbooks where relevant.
The successful applicant should have a high level of interpersonal skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills, organizational and time management expertise and the capacity to lead and work as part of an extremely busy and dynamic team.
Experience in case management, conflict resolution and positive behaviour support is a key aspect of this role. It would be highly desirable for the successful applicant to have the ability to plan and implement the development of documented plans, including but not limited to individual attendance, risk and behaviour plans. Experience in, or knowledge of, Disability Resourcing and Learning Support is also highly desirable.
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 Applecross Senior High School can be found by visiting applecross.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Paul Currie, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9314 9393 or emailing Paul.Currie@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Paul Currie on 0466 617 146
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 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:
- 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;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- 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 Monday, 17 October 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.