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Head Of Department - Student Services - Hambledon State Scho...

Education - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic and innovative individual for the position of Head of Department - Student Services at Hambledon State School. The successful applicant will lead a proactive team who will implement strategies to engage students Positive Behaviour for Learning - PBL. This role will oversee student data tracking, including academic, attendance, behaviour and effort, managing complex behaviour cases for tier 2 and 3 students, behaviour profiling and be in charge of an Alternate learning space. This position will have a strong focus on Inclusive Education.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Yearly Salary: $114886 - $120682
Contact Name: Ellie Green
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 06-APR-21

Image Courtesy of Hambledon State School

About Hambledon State School

Located in the rapidly developing southern corridor of the tropical city of Cairns, Hambledon State School caters for students from Prep to Year Six. Our dedicated team is proud to provide a supportive school environment, ensuring every student reaches his or her potential in physical, social, emotional and moral development. In everything we do at Hambledon State School, our focus is on celebrating achievement, improvement and development in a caring environment, where every child is known and valued.

About You

It would be highly regarded for the successful applicant to have skills and knowledge in the areas below:

Curriculum and pedagogy knowledge
Student wellbeing and services
Behaviour management (particularly restorative practices, ECMS and or classroom profiling)
Alternative programs (eg. Rock and Water and Drumbeat)
Trauma-Informed Practices/education strategies
Mental Health/social/emotional support strategies
Strong conflict resolution, mediation skills and staff team building skills
Build and maintain extensive community partnerships with support agencies
Data Literacy to develop and implement systems to track, monitor and lead intervention for student learning progress and wellbeing
Parent communication.

This is necessary to influence and support teachers in all areas to develop their differentiated teaching capacity and quality curriculum and assessment items to maximise student learning.

Your Role

As the Head of Department - Student Services, you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) leading the following activities and delivering the following key tasks:

Provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of innovative measures aimed at improving student learning outcomes and attendance.
Provide leadership in the continued implementation of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL).
Where requested, prepare all data returns for the Principal and PBL committee. (Knowledge of OneSchool will be highly regarded).
Monitor students' individual performance and behaviour and develop and implement intervention strategies where necessary.
Conduct Positive Classroom Check, working with teachers to build their capability in behaviour management techniques and practices.
Lead the school's Classroom Profiling agenda.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the 'How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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