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Student Support Officer - Pacific Pines State High School

Education - Mungindi, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists for a dynamic, innovative, student-centred support officer to join our engagement team at Pacific Pines State High as Student Support Officer. The duration of this temporary full-time vacancy is for a period of 6 months, unless otherwise determined.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Gold Coast
Yearly Salary: $74615 - $81815
Contact Name: Zachariah McConnell
Contact Number: (07) 5502 5111
Closing Date: 20-JUN-21

Image courtesy of Pacific Pines State High School

About the school
Pacific Pines State High School caters for approximately 2000 students servicing from grades 7-12 on the Northern end of the Gold Coast. At Pacific Pines State High, we promote a sense of personal and collective integrity in our students which will serve them well throughout their lives. Our mission 'Inspiring excellence to empower success' is instilled through the close solidarity of our values:

Be safe
Be responsible
Be respectful
Be a learner

Your role
As the Student Support Officer (SSO) you will be required to work collegially within the 'Student Engagement' team supporting the social emotional and wellbeing needs of students in the Senior School. Working alongside a range of stakeholders, including but not limited to, the relevant Engagement Co-ordinator, Head of Departments, Industry Liaison Officer and Directors of Phases. You will also be required to track attendance data of students in the Senior School and provide necessary intervention, which may include 'home visits' for complex student cases.

This particular position will be focused on the Senior Phase, therefore, we are seeking someone with an in depth understanding of alternate education, training and pathway options for students that the current school setting does not suit. An awareness of external support agencies to assist and attend to the various wellbeing needs of complex student cases would be highly beneficial to this position.

As the Student Support Officer you will have responsibility for, but not limited to the following:

Innovate data capture management systems and develop subsequent intervention strategies.
Build and sustain positive relationships with students, parents, community and elders, and provide input into local decision making to ensure optimum outcomes.
Liaise with families and conduct home visits to encourage school attendance and to motivate students.
Liaise with students and families to recognise any educational, social, emotional or behavioural issues.
Lead and implement initiatives to encourage a positive, caring and supportive environment at the school for students, families and community members.
Act as an independent mediator between the school, students, families and community members to enhance open communication.
Develop innovative and effective strategies for building relationships among students, families, community members and stakeholder groups to promote communication and resolve issues of concern.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue 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 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.

Mungindi, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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