Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA866137
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
Earlier commencement may be negotiated with the successful applicant
Willetton Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a Program Coordinator - Operations to join their leadership team in the Operations portfolio.
The successful applicant should have a high level of organisational, interpersonal and management skills and be committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students in this multi-cultural school where inclusivity forms an important component of the school values system. The position involves a leading role in assessment and reporting, timetable development and the strategic use of school resources to maximise educational outcomes. The Program Coordinator - Operations will work in collaboration with the Deputy Principal - Operations and in association with the Executive team.
The Program Coordinator - Operations will lead the tracking of the performance of senior students and the development and implementation of a program to remediate gaps and deficits in the academic performance of students in Years 10, 11 and 12. This work will be in cooperation with our Student Services team and will require a high level of knowledge and skills in the interpretation of, and planning in relation to student achievement data.
The successful applicant will play a lead role in the management of the course selection processes for Years 11 and 12, including the identification of education and training pathways, and as such should possess an understanding of trends and innovations in senior secondary and post-school pathways.
The successful applicant should be able to display an understanding of Western Australian Curriculum and timetabling in a large complex school. This includes preparatory work for timetabling, grid development and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
The Program Coordinator – Operations will lead a highly efficient and knowledgeable team that manages various elements of school operations such as Reporting to Parents, examinations, SIRS (Student Information Records System) and School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCASA) compliance, National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), Externally Set Taks, Connect, Subject Selection Online, Parent Teacher Online, Third Party Applications and immunisations. Therefore, to be successful, the Program Coordinator - Operations should be highly organised in their thinking and leadership, able to build capacity in their team and able to promote positive relationships with various stakeholders.
Willetton SHS is one of the largest schools in Western Australia, drawing its student enrolment from diverse geographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. With a student population in excess of 2700 and approximately 240 teaching staff and 135 support staff on campus the school is inclusive and comprehensive providing courses for Years 7 to 12. It is the school of choice for many local and international families.
The school is committed to the intellectual, creative and social development of our students by the provision of stimulating and relevant programs and orderly teaching and classroom practices. Pastoral care and academic achievement are very strong. Community support and parental involvement are cornerstones of our culture.
As one of the leading and top Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) recognised schools in Western Australia, the school regularly attains outstanding Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) achievement results. Complementing these achievements, the school has a high emphasis on the quality and delivery of General and Vocational Education and Training (VET) based courses to help supply a holistic education setting and successful pathways for all students.
The school offers a number of specialist programs to meet student needs and interests. These programs include Gifted and Talented, a Business Internship with Murdoch University and Specialist Basketball. There are numerous after school sporting teams, debating and poetry clubs. Willetton SHS prides itself on an ethos that all students will be successful.
Willetton SHS has a strong, positive culture and as a teacher you will have a key role in ensuring our school values of Care, Respect and Excellence are reflected and underpin all actions.
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 demonstrate 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 Willetton Senior High School can be found by visiting willettonshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Jordan Newton, Deputy Principal - Operations, by telephoning (08) 9218 7333 or emailing Jordan.Newton@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Jordan Newton, Deputy Principal on 0416 473 733.
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 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.
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:
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
- 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;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements;
- 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; 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 Monday, 5 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.