Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS869707
This is a permanent part-time (0.3FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2024
Are you student orientated, enthusiastic and seeking to join a progressive and proud community?
Shenton College is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to join their friendly team in the role of Defence Transition Mentor to coordinate the Youth Support Program for the children of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
The Defence Secondary Transition Mentor will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing systems that provide a responsive and effective youth support service for students of ADF members and family members. They will maintain and establish professional links between schools and various public and private sector organisations, develop, plan and implement youth work interventions, and provide a supportive link between the student, the family, the schools and other appropriate agencies in the community. The successful applicant will actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences within the school, including the provision of consultancy advice. They will research current issues for students from mobile ADF families, providing written reports outlining findings. The Defence Transition Mentor may be responsible for day-to-day management matters, as well as responding to complex demands during critical situations.
All staff at Shenton College take great pride in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community, and the importance of strong public schooling. Shenton College is one of Australia’s leading co-educational schools and consists of a Middle School (Years 7 to 8), Lower Senior (Years 9 to 10) and Upper Senior School (Years 11 to 12). The College's strength is in its commitment to develop the “whole child” and to empower them to be independent and confident learners so that they can be purposeful contributors to an increasingly interdependent world. Our success is built on solid foundations and on the skills of an outstanding staff.
Shenton College has a proud culture of excellence across all learning areas, centred on our College values of ‘Care, Curiosity and Collaboration’. With a ‘can-do’ capacity to problem solve, our staff pride themselves in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community. We strive to develop our students’ knowledge of the world and to foster the emotional and social intelligence they need to be active participants and leaders, now and in the future.
Located in Perth's western suburbs, the College has a well-earned reputation for excellence: whether it is the entrenched professional culture that embraces innovation and growth to the consistent success of our students at local, national; and international levels. The College’s national awarded selective Gifted and Talented Education program has broad community recognition and consistently attracts the highest calibre students from across the state. The Shenton College campus has outstanding facilities supported by an experienced and highly regarded administrative team – you will feel supported at every level of your professional life.
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):
- Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills that demonstrate an ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, negotiate and resolve conflict.
- Well developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment.
- Well developed research, conceptual and analytical skills and experience in identifying problems and developing appropriate intervention strategies and support programs.
- Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of adolescents who are experiencing difficulties.
- Practical working knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations.
- Understanding of the ADF organisation and the additional challenges that the posting cycle places upon students from an ADF family.
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.
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Please contact Susan McIntosh, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9366 9100 or emailing 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:
- A three (3) 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 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:
- 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 Monday, 26 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.