Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS792141
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023
About the Role
As the School Based Attendance Officer, you will assist the school community with processes that ensure non-attending and alienated students participate, and are engaged, in educational programs through collaboration with school staff, parents, regional education office and the community to identify student absenteeism and truancy.
The successful applicant would make regular family contact, including phone calls and home visits and establishes community links to monitor and engage identified students and their families to assist with the development and implementation of a range of preventative strategies at the school level to engage and support non-attending and alienated students. This will also include maintaining student-specific case notes, briefing notes and relevant attendance information for reporting to the school and regional administration on a regular basis.
The successful applicant will also assist the principal with the development and implementation of individual student attendance improvement plans and with the development and implementation of community activities and projects aimed at improving student attendance. The School Based Attendance Officer will also assist teachers to explore alternative educational, vocational or employment options, as appropriate.
About our School
Our school caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with approximately 98% of the students being Aboriginal. Most of our students come from three main language groups - the Ngarluma people who are the traditional owners of the land, the Yindjibarndi people and the Banyjima people.
The school is supported by the community, Aboriginal Corporations and other agencies. This includes mining, government departments and NGO’s. The Roebourne community has a strong arts base and this has influenced the educative community in developing strategic plans that are authentic, hands on and designed to engage with all students.
Aboriginal and Education Officers (AIEO's) have significant roles in the school. They are the essential links to the community and provide teachers with cultural expertise and knowledge. An understanding, appreciation and respect for Aboriginal culture is paramount to the success of all teaching programmes in the school.
Our team is expected to adopt and to use EAL/D strategies for most of the students throughout the school. Roebourne DHS is a small caring supportive educative community that encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through our shared ethos of “learning together”.
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):
- knowledge of issues related to education within a local community.
- sound interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment and with individuals or small groups of students experiencing attendance-related difficulties.
- sound research and problem solving skills including the ability to identify appropriate solutions.
- sound verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
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.
Further information about Roebourne District High School can be found by visiting www.roebournedhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Suzanne Evans, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Roebourne, by telephoning (08) 9182 3300 or emailing Suzanne.Evans@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Suzanne Evans on 0438 441 080.
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV 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.
Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under section 50(d) of the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act.
Employees will be required to:
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Drivers Licence; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; and
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 28 April 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.