Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE853053
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP with possible extension
Student Engagement and Wellbeing is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised Principal Consultant to lead key priorities in the student health portfolio.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
As Principal Consultant, you will coordinate system strategies and priorities to support schools to improve the health and wellbeing of students including developing policies and guidance to strengthen the capability of school staff.
A core component of this role is to build the support and engagement of various internal and external stakeholders, to negotiate and facilitate cooperation to achieve the effective delivery of programs and services. This will require you to harness and build productive connections in consultation with schools and the profession and to work within and across teams and business units to integrate service, support and advice to schools and the system.
To be successful you will be a culturally responsive practitioner and possess well-developed understanding of State, Commonwealth and department directions in student health and wellbeing, alongside a deep connection and commitment to schools and the people in them. Your expertise will inform and contribute to system responses to State and Commonwealth initiatives related to student health and wellbeing and facilitate the alignment of policy, resources, and services in mental health and wellbeing, behaviour, attendance, social and emotional learning, health and child safeguarding.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge and understanding of the strategic direction of Western Australia’s public education system and operations at a central, regional and school level.
- Demonstrated high-level planning and management skills with a proven ability to plan and coordinate initiatives in a complex environment.
- Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in applying strategic thinking to achieve outcomes and implementing effective change management strategies to achieve educational outcomes.
- Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships and networks, including experience in undertaking high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.
- Demonstrated highly developed written communication skills, including extensive experience in the preparation of correspondence, reports, Ministerials, briefing notes and policy.
- Demonstrated highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Madeline Morison, Manager by telephoning (08) 9402 6448 or emailing Madeline.Morison@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability 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 Tuesday, 12 December 2023.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 division 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.