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March

Support Officer - Early Years Strategy

Government of Western Australia - Newman, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region

South Newman Primary School

Support Officer - Early Years Strategy

00041158

Level 3, $67,326 - $72,754 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS674823

This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

Do you thrive working with families to make a difference for young people?

The BHP Pilbara Education Partnership is seeking a dynamic, highly organised individual with well-developed interpersonal acumen to coordinate and liaise with interagency partners, families and schools to support the implementation of the Early Years aspect of the BHP Pilbara Education Partnership (the Partnership) 2021 to 2023, commencing Term 2, 2021.

The Early Years aspect focuses on a strengthened community-based approach to ensuring all students start school well prepared; implementing a well-coordinated approach to service delivery, intervention to address areas of concern for children aged 0 to 3 years and 4 to 8 years and support every child to be school ready by building capacity with families.

The Support Officer (Family Liaison Officer) will be required to report to and work with the Early Years Strategy Coordinator. They will be expected to form highly effective relationships with families, connecting them with interagency supports and intervention to ensure every child is school ready, in response to the Early Years aspect of the Partnership.

We are seeking an individual who has local contextual and cultural knowledge including an understanding of local organisations, corporations and service providers.

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position requires the capacity to work in collaboration with the Early Years Strategy Coordinator to achieve the project targets.

The role will be based in Newman and there is an expectation of the successful applicant to travel within the local area to support the initiatives within the Partnership.

Housing is not supplied as part of this position and potential applicants are requested to consider this prior to applying.

There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will participate in an induction, including Cultural Awareness, Department Code of Conduct, Accountability and Ethics, Record Keeping and Operational Procedures.

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:

  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with children, families, agencies and community members.
  • 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 children and families experiencing difficulties.
  • Knowledge of the early years’ sector, particularly local organisations and services.
Applications will be assessed against these 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 South Newman Primary School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Amanda Lawrence, BHP Pilbara Education Partnership Coordinator, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Newman, by telephoning 08 9185 0111 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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to five (5) 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

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

Employees will be required to:
  • 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 26 March 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Government of Western Australia