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Job Title : Student Support Officer


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS671702

Appointment Pool

Yanchep Secondary College (SC) is seeking to establish a pool of Student Support Officer for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

The Student Support Officer will assist in the day to day running of the student support program, ensuring an effective and responsive service for students. This includes supporting students with social and emotional needs on a daily basis, assisting with development and running of small group social and emotional learning and wellbeing programs. The Student Support Officer will also assist the school Administration Team in crisis response strategies as required.

The suitable applicant will assist in the development and introduction of systems, intervention strategies and alternative programs that provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff. You will develop supportive links between the student, family, College staff and other appropriate agencies in the community. You will actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences as appropriate. You will have exceptional interpersonal skills, possess a flexible and reliable approach and can build strong professional relationships within a team environment.

Yanchep SC commenced operation at the start of 2018 in a state of the art facility in Yanchep which is nearing completion of the stage 2 build incorporating an Arts building, commercial kitchen and fitness room. The school caters for students from Years 7 to 12 and is an independent public school with a key focus on developing young people to be active and productive adults. Our school has specialist teachers, a challenging curriculum that inspires excellence, and various opportunities and pathways for students to succeed, including university, further training or employment.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing prioritises within timelines.
  • Good research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify problems and provide solutions.
  • Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of students experiencing difficulties.
  • Knowledge of the youth sector, particularly local organisations and services.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (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 Yanchep Secondary College can be found by visiting www.yanchepsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact  Sharon Taylor, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9562 8000 or emailing sharon.taylor2@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 two (2) 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 two (2) 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 Wednesday, 24 February 2021