Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA845094
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?
Busselton Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School (IPS) seeking to appoint a highly effective Student Services Program Coordinator (PCSS), to work alongside the existing Level 3 PCSS, with excellent knowledge and understanding of policy and procedures related to student services provision. The successful applicant will be highly organised, plan time very effectively whilst also having highly effective interpersonal skills. They will carry out their role in a manner that is inclusive and collaborative, using strong interpersonal skills and leadership attributes to ensure positive outcomes for all students.
The successful applicant should have strong leadership skills and the ability to provide - strategic direction for staff in promoting an inclusive student learning environment which includes highly developed case management skills, detailed understanding of current and emerging Department policies, and the ability to form partnerships with a range of stakeholders and multiple agencies.
They will collaborate effectively with the other Student Services staff to plan, implement, and monitor all student wellbeing programs using data to inform strategic planning. The successful applicant will lead, promote, and build upon the school’s Good Standing process which will form an important component of the positive support mechanisms. In doing so, they will need to ensure that co-designed documented plans are sufficiently detailed and communicated to all parties, while all case management procedures are applied in a consistent manner in accordance with policy requirements and clear timelines.
Role and Nature of the Position
It is envisaged that the Program Coordinator will oversee a coordinated team approach in a wide range of duties from managing whole school events, to case-management of at-risk students. The emphasis is on ensuring a safe and supportive environment and keeping students and families engaged in appropriate learning pathways.
Busselton SHS has an improvement agenda focused on improving student outcomes through consistent approaches to pedagogy and positive behaviour strategies. The school reflects the values of the local community, promoting the school’s R.E.A.L values of respect, empathy, achievement and learn. Busselton SHS has an ICSEA of 955 with 49% of students classified as being in the bottom quarter of socio-educational advantage.
Busselton SHS will continually strive to be an outstanding, inclusive school that effectively responds to the needs of our community. We are committed to developing capable, empathetic and confident life-long learners who will contribute positively to society. This will be achieved through excellence in teaching and learning, developing respectful relationships and delivering an education that challenges and engages all of our students.
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 display 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 Busselton Senior High School can be found by visiting www.busseltonshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Stephen Palandri by telephoning (08) 9751 8900 or emailing Stephen.Palandri@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Stephen Palandri on 0423 096 737
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 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 induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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, 16 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.