Public Services & Administration
Narre Warren South P-12 College strives to develop young people so they can become fulfilled, positive members and leaders of our society. By recognising and celebrating diversity, high aspirations and positive relations, we create a harmonious school that has a positive sense of purpose and a commitment to each and every person. Narre Warren South P-12 College is on one campus consisting of two sub schools - Prep to Year 6 and Year 7 to 12. The school has 200 equivalent full-time staff, principal class, 130 teachers and 60 education support staff, including administration, student support and integration staff. The school is a welcoming place where students from many cultures learn together in excellent facilities.
The College is categorized as “low” compared to other State schools in socio-economic terms. The school family occupation and education (SFOE) index is 0.5819. Many students have not attended Kindergarten or day care prior to commencing school. Nearly all our students from Year 6 stay on to do their secondary education. The College experiences significant change over of students over the 13 years of schooling. Cultural diversity is a feature of the College community with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 64 languages. Approximately 50% of the Year 7 enrolments originate from the primary school. Approximately 40% of our senior students undertake a VCAL pathway (trade/vocational focus) More than half of the College’s student population comes from families where the language background is other than English, and around 50% qualify for the EAL program. Attendance rates at both Primary and Secondary levels are better than the state benchmarks. Wellbeing support is provided across the College with two counsellors, a number of youth workers, Psychologists and other professionals available ‘Compass’ is the main communication system for the College. Compass is available to parents and students to assist with attendance, learning tasks, payments, permissions, reporting etc. Careers Many community groups access a variety of the College’s facilities for sport and the College is a central facility within the community. We take great pride in all our students working hard at school and getting excellent results. Our VCE median study score has been stable at 30- 31 for the past seven years, placing us well above the state average. Coupled with our outstanding VCAL and VET results, we are a College that meets the pathway needs of all of our students. This is an outstanding achievement and has gained the school recognition far and wide, including 20 State Awards since 2006 for staff and students in our VCAL program and two Premiers Awards for VCE (perfect study scores). The foundations for these results are found in our exemplary programs in the Primary and early Secondary sections of the College, where our focus on academic achievement and strong civic participation are evident. Student Attitudes to School reflect a strong sense of connectedness to school in both the Primary and Secondary areas of the College. Parent opinion well above state benchmarks is also indicative of a happy and harmonious College community. Selection Criteria 1. Ability to assess, conceptualise and analyse student wellbeing issues impacting on student social emotional wellbeing and education engagement. 2. Capacity to develop and implement programs/inteventions that foster resilience in young people and address their physical, social and emotional needs. 3. Ability to provide and receive feedback that informs and influences the work of staff involved in the engagement, health and wellbeing of students. 4. Ability to build relationships with various aged student and their families. 5. Demonstrted ability to actively promote the safety and wellbing of all students in line with the child Stafe Standards. Responsibilities Plan, organise and implement proactive Wellbeing based engagement approaches and programs addressing the needs of the students as discussed and agreed upon with Leadership. Work alongside Student Voice on College events Ability to work sensitively and professionally with young people, family and/or support networks. Responsible for individual support of young people at risk in the form of information, advice, advocacy, engagement, referral and case management. Undertake all relevant administration duties, including accurate documentation of case notes and program outcomes Assessing risks and providing crisis counselling to students Referring students to appropriate external agencies as required Act as a peer mediator Attend meetings as required Build relationships with students over time for better outcomes Complete Yard Duty as directed by the Business Manager Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, leaders, students and the general public. Perform duties in an efficient, professional and courteous manner in accordance with the College Values, the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct and all local policies and codes of conduct. Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures and staff policies and protocols. Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role. Other duties as requested by the Principal Who May Apply No job description available EEO AND OHS Commitment The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. Child Safe Standards Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. 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