Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Ridge View Secondary College
Student Support Coordinator
Level 4, $75,305 - $79,358 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS729393

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

Ridge View Secondary College (SC) is an Independent Public School (IPS) seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Student Support Coordinator with excellent interpersonal skills.  Ridge View SC is a new and growing college which has years 7-10 in 2022 and will be preparing for the first Year 11 cohort in 2023. As a part of a growing team, the successful applicant should have strong communication skills and be able to create positive, effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and external agencies.

The Student Support Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Student Wellbeing and Engagement (SWAE) team to assist in implementing intervention strategies which provide a proactive support service for students, their family members and staff. This will include developing, implementing and monitoring preventative programs to support student success.

The Student Support Coordinator will report to the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Coordinator and will assist in case management of specific students or groups of students. In collaboration with the SWAE team, the primary focus of this role will be to support the attendance, behavioural and social/emotional developmental needs of students, identifying and resolving barriers to educational engagement to facilitate improved academic achievement. To ensure high quality outcomes for students, the Student Support Coordinator will ideally possess exceptional interpersonal skills to develop supportive and professional links between students, families, the college and other appropriate agencies in the community.

The Student Support Coordinator, in collaboration with other SWAE staff, will also identify and deliver evidence based social/emotional programs to support identified student learning needs. Prior experience supporting students through mentoring, school engagement and case management will be considered favourably.

Flexibility in a new and growing college is desirable, as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. The successful applicants should have high standards of professionalism and embrace opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the college community. The ability to work positively and effectively in teams and be open to new thinking is highly desirable. We are seeking highly organised people who have good communication skills, are solution focussed and want to contribute to the entire college community. The successful applicant will ideally be able to use a range of software systems and be able to interpret data.

The college motto of “Believe, Aspire, Pride” and the college’s core values “I can be a champion; We all matter; and We are family” are embedded into all aspects of college life for staff and students and we seek people who are willing to embrace and promote the motto and values.

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 and written communication and interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to establish and maintain effective working 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 students who are experiencing difficulties.
  • knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations and services

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.

Further information about Ridge View SC can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Bryan Olver, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9553 0700 or emailing  

During the school holiday period, please contact Bryan Olver on 0416 878 404.

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 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 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
  • possess a Tertiary qualification in the Social or Behavioural Science area
  • 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
  • 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, 2 February 2022



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Baldivis
CLOSING DATE: 2022-02-02 4:30 PM