Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS846914
As of Monday, 9 October at 2:45pm the closing date has been amended.
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2023
We are looking for (2) Student Support Officers
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly organised Student Support Officer to join their friendly team.
About the Role
As the successful applicant you will form an integral part of the Student Support Team, assisting in the day to day running of Student Support, ensuring an effective and responsive service for students. This includes supporting individuals and groups of students with mental health, behavioural, social, and emotional support needs on a daily basis.
The Student Support Officer will assist in the development and introduction of systems, intervention strategies and alternative programs that provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff. You will assist with the development and running of small group social and emotional learning and wellbeing programs.
As the Student Support Officer, you will develop supportive links between the student, family, school staff and other appropriate agencies in the community. You would assist with the implementation of a range of school attendance strategies; attend and provide supporting information to team meetings, case conferences, and other intervention processes.
As a Student Support Officer, you will undertake a wide range of administrative and student focused support services within the school, maintain information and record systems and collate and prepare information used in case conferences and to develop strategies and student support programs.
The Student Support Officer will also assist the college Executive and Leadership Team in crisis response strategies, as required.
The Ideal Applicant
As the successful applicant you will ideally have a friendly, positive and caring attitude and a flair for working with young people to promote excellence within our school. With your exceptional interpersonal skills, you will develop relationships across the school and wider community, maintain professional links between the student, the family, the school and other appropriate agencies in the community, whilst maintaining confidentiality.
The successful applicant will ideally be highly organised and can prioritise tasks. With your reliability and flexible approach, you can meet deadlines, and be able to work at a fast pace with competing demands showing attention to detail.
Ideally you will possess strong computer skills using various Microsoft Office and Department of Education databases, such as student records and management information systems that relate to attendance, good standing, uniforms, transfers and personal data. Having the ability to generate statistical, academic and Centrelink reports and letters, as well as being able to coordinate administrative tasks for the student services section will be highly regarded.
Previous experience working with youth mental health and the delivery of resilience programs would be highly desirable, as would training in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Gatekeeper and Trauma.
About our School
Hedland SHS, located in the Pilbara, is an Independent Public School catering for students from Years 7 to 12. Our school prides itself on the staff's commitment to a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect and responsibility. These values underpin our philosophy at Hedland Senior High School. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour & performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students and staff to achieve success.
Our school has worked hard to build a positive reputation for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the exceptional support for staff development and professional growth and for its high standards of achievement. Staff and students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in all aspects of their daily activities and to interact with each other and with the wider community in a positive, constructive and socially responsible manner.
We strive to support every child's learning and development - as captured by the school motto 'Together We Achieve.'
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 written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide a professional, confidential service to a range of clients.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Experience in the use of computerised management information systems including database, spreadsheet and word processing software.
- Effective organisational skills and experience in providing administrative support with the ability to manage conflicting timelines.
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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting hedlandshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Polly Harcourt, HR Officer, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9158 1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
TO BE INCLUDED WHEN ADVERTISING OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD ONLY:
During the school holiday period, please contact Polly Harcourt on 0467 818 346 or via email – email@example.com
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: [red highlighted areas are optional]
- A two (2) 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 (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for (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.
- 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, 23 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.