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February

Job Title : Student Support Officer

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Kalgoorlie, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS643710

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School (CHS) is seeking a committed Student Support Officer to join our dedicated Student Services team. The Student Support Officers are responsible for implementing school responses for students at educational risk. This may include responsive and effective youth support service for students, staff and family members.

The Student Support Officer will provide support and advice for teachers on strategies to support at risk students as well as coordinating group sessions.

The successful applicants will have demonstrated expertise in monitoring and responding to student attendance data, implementing inclusive whole school approaches to positive behaviour and support initiatives, as well as the ability to lead and collaborate with others in a team environment.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder CHS provides a wide range of lower secondary courses to 850 students in years 7 to 10, meeting the needs of all students in the community. The school caters for students from a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Kalgoorlie Boulder is a major regional centre which provides comprehensive facilities, services and infrastructure making it a comfortable location in which to live and work. The city is proud of its history and heritage which caters for a significant number of tourists.

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):

  • Verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • Skills and experience in working with individuals or small groups of students who are experiencing behavioural issues.
  • Knowledge of issues related to education within a local community.
  • Good research, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify problems and provide solutions.

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 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School can be found by visiting www.kalgoorlie-boulderchs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Douglas Dearle, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kalgoorlie, by telephoning (08) 9092 0300 or emailing douglas.dearle@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 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 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; and
  • 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 Thursday, 4 March 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Kalgoorlie, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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