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Head Of Pastoral Care Teacher

The Anglican Schools Commission - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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The Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the ASC’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. Applicants will be required to undergo police and background checks in accordance with this policy.

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Position Description

HEAD OF PASTORAL CARE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES STATEMENT

Summary

The Head of Pastoral Care is a senior school-based position. The role requires the effective leadership of staff and students, appropriate liaison with parents, and the ongoing promotion of a positive school climate and culture.

The Head of Pastoral Care is accountable to the Principal for the overall pastoral leadership and pastoral routine management of the School.

As a member of the Executive the Head of Pastoral Care will seek, in conjunction with other executive members, to develop and strategically manage an outstanding Anglican educational community.

The Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the ASC’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. Applicants will be required to undergo police and background checks in accordance with this policy.

Employment for this position with the ASC is subject to the following compliance requirements:

Ø Applicants must maintain Full or Provisional Registration currency with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA), and ensure the ASC is always provided with the appropriate documentation;

Ø Applicants must maintain Working with Children currency, and ensure the ASC is always provided with the appropriate documentation).

General Attributes

The successful applicant will:

  • be a communicant of the Anglican Church or one in communion with the Anglican Church;
  • be a person of initiative and drive, who can think strategically;
  • have the ability to attract, retain and develop high quality staff across all academic areas;
  • possess educational and personal philosophies aligned with the mission and core values of the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC);
  • be an educational leader with a thorough and detailed understanding of teaching and learning strategies designed to promote student engagement and learning;
  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of current issues and trends in education and provide strong curriculum and pastoral leadership;
  • be a graduate of a recognised University with a proven record as a teacher and educational leader;
  • be approachable, a good listener and effective communicator;
  • possess sound judgement who can make wise decisions;
  • demonstrate and exhibit an inclusive and open management style; and
  • be able to balance personal and professional life in a demanding school-based position.

Responsibilities

Teaching

  • Provide focused teaching and learning mentoring and leadership through the personal application of outstanding classroom practice.
  • Carry out classroom teaching duties.

Pastoral

  • Provide a high standard of Christian, educational and strategic leadership.
  • In consultation with the Principal, Chaplain, pastoral care teachers, Heads of House, School Counsellor, and School Executive, be responsible for, oversee and supervise the behavioural and pastoral care management of all students in the School.
  • Support teaching staff in implementing the School’s Pastoral Care practices in an informed, proactive and positive manner.
  • Ensure that the policy and procedures regarding Pastoral Care are met.
  • Manage the induction and orientation of new students and their families to create a positive holistic student experience.
  • Manage the overall student experience for all students and parents including but not limited to managing student medical requirements, encourage and facilitate parent-teacher contact, supporting ‘students at risk’, coordinating, pastoral and duty of care concerns, overseeing and publishing Curriculum Adjusted Plans (CAPS) and Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) in accordance with legislation.
  • In liaison with the Principal, coordinate and oversee comprehensive co-curricular, community service, House and camp-based programmes.
  • Development, implementation and management of mental health, well-being, pastoral and personal development programmes across the school.
  • Provide career advice to parents and students on subject selection, tertiary options, TAFE courses and work placements.
  • Coordinate the interaction and management of individual students with teachers and the school community as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and report on the operation of Pastoral Care across the School.
  • Ensure student records are carefully maintained and updated, including staff consistently, appropriately and accurately using the SEQTA Pastoral Care Notes.
  • Plan for, analyse and implement appropriate testing and assessment of students and reporting and recording procedures.
  • Monitor and manage student absenteeism and follow up where appropriate.
  • Liaise with Hospital Services as required by students managing acute care needs

Curriculum

  • In consultation with Principal, facilitate development of a Pastoral Plan across the school.
  • Oversee the writing, implementation and monitoring of all pastoral policies, a Protective Behaviours program, and record keeping, ensuring compliance with WACE, the Australian Curriculum, other relevant authorities, and the School’s ‘Strategic Plan’.
  • Oversee the selection, implementation and analysis of internal and external assessment instruments.
  • Oversee identification and support of students with additional needs, including the preparation/submission of AISWA Commonwealth Targeted Program by the due dates.
  • Funding applications, NCCD, and other curriculum-based grants/submissions as required.
  • Implement communication strategies that ensure the timely and appropriate communication of information between the School, families and students including working with Learning Support and any International students.
  • Ensure curriculum meets standards of compliance as required by relevant statutory authorities.
  • Nurture and mentor the student leaders in the development of their leadership skills, self-discipline, student morale, community service and environmental awareness.
  • Develop whole school programs and initiatives with student leadership group
  • Maintain an open dialogue with relevant bodies and associations such as AISWA, SCSA, TISC, TAFE institutes and universities.

School Operations

  • In consultation with the Principal and other senior staff, facilitate the implementation of a professional development programme with staff that supports both staff and student wellbeing.
  • Assist the Principal with human resources management of staff.
  • Direct and supervise staff in their teaching, co-curricular and campus supervision duties.
  • Manage and supervise the student services staff, its staff and their related functions.
  • Strategically promote and facilitate the pastoral interface between the School, external agencies and the wider community.
  • Support the School Chaplain in the weekly chapel services
  • In consultation with the Principal, manage key academic communications with school families, including student reporting and parent-teacher-student interview processes.
  • Create and publish the Student Diary.
  • Strategically develop, plan, and facilitate information and School Community events.
  • Ensure smooth, efficient coordination and programming of all key school events.
  • Coordinate awarding of Colours and Honours.
  • Organise, manage and oversee all procedures associated with the School’s Lockdown procedures.
  • As a member of the Executive actively participate and lead whole school strategic planning and review, policy development, calendar management and communications.
  • Prepare and submit a fortnightly activity report to the Principal or as required.
  • Chair the Heads of House meeting and others as required.
  • Manage school briefings weekly with all staff
  • In liaison with the Principal and the Business Manager, assist with the preparation and monitoring of recurrent and capital budgets, as assigned by the Principal, and the requisition and ordering of relevant materials.

Contract length: 48 months

Application Deadline: 06/04/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $104,699.00 - $176,508.00 per year

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree (Required)

Licence:

  • TRBWA (Required)
  • national police clearance (Required)
  • Working With Children Clearance (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No