Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA756261
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023.
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Shenton College is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Program Coordinator – Head of Student Support for appointment to a permanent vacancy, commencing Term 1, 2023.
We are a boldly ambitious and proudly public school, committed to delivering the highest quality education to every student in our care. As a learning community, we nurture curiosity, collaboration, and a sense of responsibility towards others. This is a leadership role framed by our Business Plan aspirations dedicated to developing Successful Students and Powerful Learners. The Shenton College focus on Collaboration, Curiosity and Care allows us to focus on the whole child not just the academic child – we seek to empower them to be independent and confident learners so that they can be purposeful contributors to an increasingly interdependent world. Our continued success is built on solid foundations and on the skills of an outstanding team of professional staff.
Our community is organised within a dedicated Middle School (Years 7-8), Lower Senior School (Years 9-10) and Upper Senior School (Years 11-12), each of which is led by a Head of School. With over 2600 students we have established a comprehensive student support program that is guided by our 2025 Business Plan – particularly Successful Students & Powerful Learners. Our student support professional staff presently includes three School Psychologists, three School Nurses, four Student Support Officers and school Chaplains, working alongside Year Leaders and the respective Heads of School. Working with the College executive team the successful candidate will lead the student support staff and program from offices within Lemnos House (located in our heritage precinct, adjacent to the Shenton Learning Hub).
As the Program Coordinator – Head of Student Support, you will work collaboratively with college leaders to provide effective leadership and coordination of student support staff and processes across the college, including practical and strategic responses to matters concerning student social-emotional wellbeing and mental health as well as those concerned with student behaviour, participation and engagement. Ideally, you should have a sound understanding of Department policies and relevant legislation and should display a capacity to work collaboratively with staff to implement intervention strategies and monitoring processes to support all students but particularly those deemed a high risk. You will have a leading role in the case management of our students considered at educational risk through your knowledge of effective intervention, monitoring and reporting strategies. There is an associated responsibility to establish and manage administrative and operational systems within student support, in order to ensure the effective operation of your portfolio within the College, in accordance with Department policy and guidelines. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for the smooth operation of our Lemnos House facility which houses our year leaders and professional staff catering for students in our two senior schools (9-12). Highly developed interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with staff, students, parents and the community is highly advantageous to this role.
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.
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Please contact Chris Hill, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0421 024 258 or emailing email@example.com
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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 , in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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;
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- 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 Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable 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 Friday, 12 August 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.