Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Albany Senior High School
Program Coordinator - Student Services
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA713721

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Albany Senior High School (SHS) seeks to appoint a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Program Coordinator - Student Services with outstanding interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership of positive behaviour, differentiation, health and wellbeing, pastoral care and student engagement across the school.

As the successful applicant you will ideally be motivated by the unique leadership opportunity to further establish an environment that focuses on every student, every learning opportunity, every day. You will be a vital member of the school’s leadership team committed to improving students’ lives through learning and achievement. The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Student Services team to lead the development, review and implementation of the Students at Educational Risk Plan, Positive Behaviour Plan and Health and Wellbeing initiatives at Albany SHS. They will be instrumental in building a behaviour support program that is educative and consistently applied across the school by all staff.

The successful applicant will ideally have proven and effective leadership qualities including the capacity to strategically lead evidence-based improvements, and to build and maintain effective working relationship with students, staff, parents and a range of agencies and service providers. Knowledge of disabilities and evidence based approaches will be highly desirable in order to lead and manage the student health and wellbeing team to provide tiered interventions, pastoral care, targeted support and development programs for students. These strategies are integral to enhancing student engagement to ensure high social, emotional and educational outcomes for all students. You will be instrumental in the development of social emotional learning to ensure every student feels a strong sense of connection and belonging within our school.

The successful applicant will ideally possess a high level understanding of the case management of students that includes knowledge of effective intervention, monitoring and reporting strategies. They will provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all students across Albany SHS.

Albany SHS has a long and proud tradition of high academic achievement, sporting excellence and a comprehensive cultural life in the school. The school forms an integral part of the fabric of Albany, and together we celebrate our students’ many achievements. The community highly values the school’s contribution to the many young people in its care. Our students are happy, friendly, and hardworking and are prepared to be involved in a range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits. In 2022 Albany SHS will become one of a group of Public Schools who deliver a Gifted and Talented program adding to the breadth of programs catering for student’s individual learning needs.

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 Albany SHS can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Melissa Walker, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6821 17010 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 four (4) 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 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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 1 December 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-01 4:30 PM