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Student Support Officer

Government of Western Australia - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Goldfields Education Region

Esperance Senior High School

Student Support Officer

00034450

Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS675250

This is a permanent part-time (0.9FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Esperance Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative Student Support Officer to join their dedicated Student Services Team.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop relationships across the school and wider community. You will assist with administrative processes, research, develop and introduce systems, intervention strategies and alternative programs that provide a responsive and effective support service for students, family members and staff.

You will establish and maintain professional links between the student, the family, the school and other appropriate agencies in the community, and will also support the School Administration team in crisis management by providing relevant and appropriate strategies and support, as required.

As the Student Support Officer, you will assist with the implementation of a range of school attendance strategies; attend and provide supporting information to team meetings, case conferences, and other intervention processes; maintain information and record systems and collate and prepare information used in case conferences and to develop strategies and student support programs.

Esperance SHS is a school with a strong community that creates opportunities for personal excellence. We live by this vision, ensuring your child reaches their full potential academically, culturally, personally and socially.

Please be advised that this is a part-time (0.9FTE) position over five (5) days.

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):

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide a professional, confidential service to a range of clients.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience in the use of computerised management information systems including database, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Effective organisational skills and experience in providing administrative support with the 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 Esperance Senior High 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 Gareth Postans, Student Services Program Coordinator, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Esperance, by telephoning (08) 9071 9555 or emailing

During the school holiday period please contact Gareth Postans, Student Services Program Coordinator on 0433 674 147.

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 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 Tuesday, 6 April 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Government of Western Australia