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Eoi , Head Of Department In Student Engagement - Laidley State High School


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Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists to join the team at Laidley State High School as The Head of Department - Student Engagement. The Head of Department - Student Engagement works as one of three Heads of Year alongside the Deputy Principals in carrying out the school’s academic and behavior programs. As a professional educator you will understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. You will provide proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students’ academic achievement, personal and social development. You will play a vital role in developing the quality of teaching and learning and nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO2
Workplace Location: Toowoomba region
Job ad reference: QLD/DSR375155/21E
Closing date: 10-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary: $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration: For a period of 6 months, unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Tony McCormack
Contact details: (07) 5466 8922
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This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and accordingly any appointment (and extension to this appointment) will not extend beyond 12 months.

About the School:

Laidley State High School is a positive and vibrant school community situated midway between Ipswich and Toowoomba in the growing Lockyer Valley region. Our school provides a safe, supportive and high quality learning environment for students from surrounding communities. Currently there are approximately 700 students who attend our school with enrolments growing and over 90 dedicated teaching staff. Our school provides a broad range of academic, vocational, personal development and extra-curricular programs to support students to become productive and engage young people with positive education and employment prospects. We aim to work togetherwith parents and the local community to encourage and support student to aspireto be their best and take advantage of the world of opportunitiesavailable at our school and in our local community. Our staff are strongly committed to teaching, encouraging and supporting each child to succeed in all aspects of their learning.

About the Role:

As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • 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.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (Maximum 3 page) 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 “How you will be assessed” section in the attached role description.

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.