Student Support Officer, YOWRK – 223011

  • Company:
    Department of Education
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:

<p align="center" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; ">&nbsp;</p><div align="left"><b>Full-time Ongoing Appointment</b></div> <p align="left" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>Location:&nbsp;</b><b>Lawrence Hargrave School</b></p><p align="left" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b style=""><br></b></p><p align="left" style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b style=""></b>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"></p><ul><li>Are you passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of our future generation?</li><li>Do you enjoy working as part of dynamic team in a school environment?</li><li>Can you manage diverse stakeholders in an ever-evolving environment?</li><li>Would you like to make a difference in a School for Specific Purposes?</li></ul><br><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"></p> <p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b></b></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><a href="https://lawrenceha-s.schools.nsw.gov.au/">Lawrence Hargrave School</a> is a School for Specific Purposes catering for 63secondary students who have a mild intellectual disability, emotionaldisturbance and a range of behaviour difficulties. It is located in WarwickFarm, near Liverpool.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">The school currently employs anumber of classroom and specialist teachers to deliver an extensive curriculum,using life skill outcomes to meet the individual needs of each student.Lawrence Hargrave prides itself on being able to offer structures andpractices, that respect and respond to the diverse needs and uniquecharacteristics of their students. The school’s ‘individual’ approach to eachstudent and their learning plans allow all stakeholders to play a role in eachstudent’s educational development and to strive for continued improvement.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">As part of a <a href="https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/counselling-and-psychology-services/student-mental-health-and-wellbeing-support-in-schools" target="_blank">NSW government initiative</a>, the NSW Department of Education has a numberof fulltime positions to support the wellbeing of students.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>About the role: </b>Student Support Officers workwithin the school community to enhance student wellbeing and learning outcomesin partnership with the wellbeing team and the school counselling service.Student Support Officers provide individual and targeted wellbeing support andwhole of school wellbeing initiatives and programs that are evidence-based.They have a pivotal role in working collaboratively with external agencies andcreating referral pathways for students and families to child and familysupport agencies.</p><div><b>&nbsp;</b></div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>Diploma or higher qualifications in Youth Work orrelevant Human Services including Youth Work, Counselling, Social Science,Social Work</b><b> and demonstrated successfulexperience working with young people to improve their wellbeing and mentalhealth. </b></p><div><b>&nbsp;</b></div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>NOTE:</b> Recreation leave andflexible working hours</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">Student SupportOfficers employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 areremunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4weeks recreation leave. Hours of duty will be seven (7) hours per day,excluding breaks. Applications for recreation leave will not be approved duringschool term time and Student Support Officers will be required to attend workduring school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">Requests for flexdays in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement willbe subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generallyrequire that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">A recruitment pool may be created throughthis recruitment process to fill future Student Support Officer roles(including both temporary and ongoing). A recruitment pool is valid for 18months.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>About the NSWDepartment of Education: </b>Weensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulatingthe early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider ofpublic education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-qualitypublic education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. For more informationabout the Department of Education, please visit <a href="http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/">NSWDepartment of Education</a></p><div><b>&nbsp;</b></div><div><b>How to apply:</b></div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">The NSW Department of Educationis committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds toapply for roles in the department.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>Essential Requirements:</b></div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">To be considered for this position, candidates musthave: </p><ul><li>Successfully completed a Diploma orHigher qualification in social work, youth work, welfare or related discipline.<b>(Relevant qualification must be completed at time of application)</b></li><li>A current Working with Children Check clearance. For moreinformation, visit <a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check">https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check</a></li><li>Knowledgeof and commitment to the <a href="https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/aboriginal-education-and-training-policy">Department's Aboriginal educationpolicies</a>(200 words maximum)</li></ul><br><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">To apply for this role, pleasesubmit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you mustattach <b>a cover letter</b> (max. 2 pages) and <b>your resume</b> (max. 5pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please also include contact details (emailand phone number) for <b>two current professional referees</b>.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">Please address <b>thepre-screening questions and any essential requirements. </b>Within yourapplication and responses please ensure you demonstrate how your skills,knowledge and experience meet the <b>focus capabilities</b> as outlined in the <a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/cf8kcf" target="_blank">role description</a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"><b>Please upload certifiedcopies of your qualifications and/or academic transcripts with yourapplication.</b></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">In addition, your employmentmay be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determineyour suitability for employment. </p><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">If you proceed to interview youwill need to provide the following:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/gnefkc">Proof of Identity information</a></li><li><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/n9qn3d">Informed Consent Form</a></li><li><a href="https://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/o3on7p">Declaration for child-related work</a></li></ol><br><div>&nbsp;</div><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px">For enquiries about this role,contact Luke Mastronardi, Principal on (02) 9602 3823 or by email at <a href="mailto:Luke.Mastronardi@det.nsw.edu.au">Luke.Mastronardi@det.nsw.edu.au</a> </p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><b>Pre-screening questions:</b></div><ol><li>Therole of a Student Support Officer involves working with individuals and groupsof students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of learning and supportneeds. Tell me about a time you had to support a young person/colleague/peerwith additional learning and wellbeing needs to achieve a common goal (300words maximum).</li><li>Workingwith young people to achieve positive outcomes requires strengths and skillsacross personal, interpersonal and professional domains. Outline how you haveused these skills in your professional role supporting the wellbeing of one ormore young people (300 words maximum).</li></ol><br><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"></p>