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Job Title : Student Support Officer


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


The advertisement has been amended as of 9 February 2021

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS660144

This is a permanent part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021

North Balga Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic Student Support Officer to join their team.

Due to the nature of the position, there is a requirement to work 4 half days per week.

The successful applicant will increase student's social, emotional and academic outcomes through supporting them and their families, by establishing relationships and understandings to increase engagement of students at school. You will put into place established student attendance procedures and initiatives that support engagement and student learning.

The successful applicant will be reliable and flexible and have the ability to empathise with students and their families to establish strong and lasting relationships with students and parents. An understanding and experience of trauma informed practice would be an advantage.

At North Balga PS, our vision is to create a brighter future for all. We cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. We recognise that the world around us is changing and we are changing with it. Children at our school leave with a diverse and inclusive education, armed with the skills they need to adapt and thrive in secondary education, and beyond, to a future that is challenging, interesting and dynamic. Staff work collaboratively to create a school culture of respect and acceptance that supports children and their families, to optimise the children's individual educational and social outcomes.

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):

  1. Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide a professional,confidential service to a range of clients.
  2. Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the use of computerised management information systems including database, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  4. Demonstrated effective organisational skills and experience in providing administrative support withthe ability to manage conflicting timelines.

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 North Balga Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Grant Kennedy, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9442 9000 or emailing Grant.Kennedy@education.wa.edu.au

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 maximum four (4) 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 (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:

  • 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
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 15 February 2021