Advertised Vacancy Number:SS/SS861091
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Strong Minds, Strong Culture
As a School Attendance Officer, you will play a vital role in ensuring that students are attending school and participating in educational programs. Your main responsibilities will be to assist school communities in finding ways to improve student attendance, participation, and engagement in educational programs. This includes monitoring student attendance, producing absence reports, identifying patterns in absenteeism, and working with teachers and the school administration team to develop and implement individual student attendance improvement plans.
You will also have the opportunity to communicate with parents and carers to verify student absences, provide advice on school attendance processes, and build relationships between families and the school to encourage attendance. Additionally, you will have the chance to work with school staff and the wider community to address obstacles to school attendance and assist in the development of community activities and projects aimed at improving student attendance.
If you are passionate about helping students succeed and want to be part of a team that is dedicated to making a positive impact, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
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):
- Sound knowledge of current trends and issues related to attendance and education within a local community.
- Ability to build positive relationships and work effectively with individuals or small groups of students experiencing attendance related difficulties.
- Sound research and problem solving skills including the ability to identify appropriate solutions to problems, such as those affecting student attendance.
- Sound interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, particularly in a team environment.
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 Fitzroy Valley District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Matthew Blom, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Fitzroy Crossing, by telephoning (08) 9163 8600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Matthew Blom on 0421 819 467
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 one (1) 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 two (2) 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;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit 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 training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 18 January 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.