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Responsible Behaviour Officer - Woree State High School


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Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and dynamic Responsible Behaviour Officer to join the team at Woree State High School. Within this temporary position, you will interactively support our students in a variety of settings and develop a supportive learning environment with effective behavior management practices, showing familiarity with both OneSchool and ID Attend systems.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: AO3
Workplace Location Cairns region
Job ad reference: QLD/FNR375153/21T
Closing date: 20-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $63527 - $70492
Fortnightly salary: $2435.00 - $2702.00
Job duration: Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Travers Toohey
Contact details: (07) 4081 5222
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About the school

Established in 1985, Woree State High School is a modern secondary high school located in a picturesque, safe suburban setting on the outskirts of Cairns. The moderate school population provides a more personal and individual approach for all students, whilst maintaining the full range of curriculum offerings. Our school vision is Quality and Equality. That is quality in educational outcomes and equality of opportunity. We are developing students that are self-directed learners, complex thinkers, collaborative workers, community contributors, quality producers and self-actualising. In order to achieve our vision we are growing a culture based upon a positive caring environment; high standards of work, behaviour, correct uniform; innovative and individualised learning pathways and high levels of student support.

Your role

As the Responsible Behaviour Officer you will have responsibility for the following but not limited to:

  • Delivery and monitoring of Responsible Behaviour Plan yr 7-12, Individual Behaviour Plans, and negotiate clearly articulated classroom rules and responsibilities for red zone students.
  • Contribute as part of a professional team working with the school and the community, and liaise with students, teachers, parents, guidance officers, special needs teacher, administrative officers, officers of welfare agencies and other government departments.
  • Facilitate the forging of links between the school and families of students who show persistent behaviour problems, to encourage students' continuous engagement at school and assist students to determine their future educational requirements.
  • Maintain records of student and parent contacts on a continual daily basis.
  • Gather, analyse, report and respond to behaviour management data yr 7-12, maintaining spreadsheets, data bases and accurate record keeping.
  • Utilise knowledge of policies and procedures in the interpretation of guideline material and documented precedents and utilise judgement for problem solving.
  • Investigate and respond to specific behaviour incidents and be available for personalised consultations with staff, students and parents to discuss behaviour management concerns.
  • Identify barriers to young people achieving outcomes by referral to appropriate support services, especially students at risk (at home or in the school environment)
  • Establish and maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships with/between the school and community particularly in regard to the ethical obligations outlined in the department's Queensland Government Code of Conduct and the departments Standard of Practice.

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 3 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.