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Head Of Department - Student Services - Redlynch State College , Education

Queensland Government - Redlynch, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Redlynch State College are seeking applications from professional and enthusiastic leaders for the role of Head of Department - Student Services. This role will have a major influence on developing the quality of teaching and learning, as well as nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders. As the Head of Department - Student Services, you will focus on behaviour and wellbeing within educational leadership, participating in delivering the vision of State Schools Division, develop the quality of teaching and learning and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders with particular reference to behaviour management.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR368520/21P
Closing date 12-Apr-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Michael Hansen
Contact details (07) 4039 9222
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About Redlynch State College

This position is based at Redlynch State College offering an education for students in Prep to year 12. Redlynch State College is a modern college situated in a picturesque and safe suburban setting offering the very best learning environment for all our students. The college has a proud history of academic success, sporting prowess, community support and parent involvement.

The College's vision 'Learning in our Valley, Thinking Beyond the Hills' is supported by our school-wide ethos of Relationships, Success, Connections, Equity and Quality (RSCEQ). This ethos underpins the learning activities that we as a College provide across all phases of learning, i.e. Early, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary. The College aims to ensure that every student from Prep to Year 12 experiences a curriculum that focuses on their future and prepares them to succeed in their field of choice.

The College has a Primary and a Secondary Campus adjacent to each other.

Your Role

This role will focus on Secondary Behaviour Management within the 7-12 Campus. You will have responsibility for leading the following activities and delivery of the following key tasks:

  • Provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of innovative measures aimed at improving student learning outcomes and attendance in schools where a significant percentage of students may have a disadvantaged background, ensuring quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Where requested, prepare all data returns for the Principal.
  • Provide management and engagement strategies including induction activities of new arrivals, and advise on specific academic, social and emotional needs of new arrivals.
  • Monitor students' individual performance and behaviour and develop and implement intervention strategies where necessary.
  • Communicate and work with parents, staff, higher education institutes and State Schools Division to develop strategies to improve learning outcomes, student achievements and attendance.
  • Work with and provide tools for the school leadership team, Head of Departments, Year Level Coordinators, Guidance Officers and teachers to utilise in relation to student achievement and attendance.
  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies and programs with other organisations, local businesses and not for profit organisations.
  • Liaise with external agencies (for example, indigenous support agencies) to support new arrivals and their families through integrating them into the new environment, and incorporating the holistic needs of new students including academic, social and emotional.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life through leadership in relation to student attendance and improved academic outcomes.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.
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
. * Teachers working in
(including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.

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 the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
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.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Role Description

Information Package for Applicants

Queensland Government

Redlynch, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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