• Alicia Shorey

School Engagement Officer Position

Vacancy ID# 2290267772


The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team are seeking a School Engagement Officer to join their team to assist Derby communities with the aims of; Empowering families to be the centre of their children's education. Conduct Case Management, Family Support, referrals, home visits to students and families to help and support to get children to school every possible day. Ensuring children have access to more opportunities through education. Supporting a school environment that is valued by the community and offers quality education. Enabling communities to take ownership of school attendance activities, including through decision making and goal setting. Deliver the RSAS school holiday program during school holidays. Eligibility: obtain or hold a current Working with Children's Check, National Police Clearance, Drivers Licence and must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test.


To Apply: submit a cover letter outlining your skills and experience, along with current resume. Job description available upon request.


CLOSING DATE: TBA


Any queries regarding this position, please contact

Elaine Hansen, {08) 9191 1145 or by email rsas.manager@winunngari.org.au

To apply please contact Winun Ngari Employment Service: I Phone: 91912569

I Email: mellissa.kitching@winunngari.org.au




POSITION DETAILS


POSITION TITLE: School Engagement Officer

AWARD: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

JOB TYPE: Part-time; Permanent

JOB LEVEL: 2

REPORTS TO: School Engagement Supervisor

PURPOSE:

To work in the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Ensuring children and young people have access to more opportunities through education.

• Supporting a school environment that is valued by the community and offers quality education.

• Empowering families to be the centre of their children's education.

•Enabling communities to take ownership of school attendance activities, including through decision making and goal setting.


This includes undertaking activities that:


• Support the RSAS team to deliver its annual Community Attendance Plan and daily attendance activities.

• Support the local school to offer a quality education to all students, which may include offering cultural knowledge, where appropriate, and facilitating relationships with Cultural Authorities and community leaders.

• Support students to have positive educational experiences at school, as well other high quality learning activities outside of school hours.

• Promote positive attitudes towards education and school (focusing on students, families and communities).

• Support families to be actively involved in their children's' education.

• Support parents and carers to understand their responsibilities and relevant laws relating to school attendance.

• Help families to assess the reasons their children may not be attending school, and provide short term support, or referrals to specialist support services, where needed.

• Share good news with families, celebrate students success and promote the positive benefits of school.

• Support positive and collaborative relationships between key stakeholders.


DUTIES

Talking with students and families about low attendance.

• Visiting families to:

  • Share good new stories about student achievement, promote educational activities and inform families about school events/changes.

  • Identify strengths within the family that can be supported to improve attendance outcomes. 111 Offer information about services available and how they can be accessed.

  • Identify barriers faced by families and offer short term practical support such as access to food, uniforms/clothing, or help with school work.

  • Work with families to develop longer term solutions to accessing services.

• Alerting supervisors about students and/or families who may need referral to specialist support.

• Collecting information to support reporting.

• Assisting with delivering locally tailored RSAS activities to support and improve regular school attendance.

• Undertaking other tasks and duties as instructed and appropriate to the level of the position including:

  • Talking to community members to promote the importance of daily attendance.

  • Organising and assisting with activities to positively engage parents, children and students in learning and schooling.

• Displaying professionalism at all times when undertaking the role and providing leadership and positive role modelling to the community by supporting all school-aged children to attend school every day.

SKILLS


• Good people skills, and ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, teachers, community leaders, external agencies and other support services.

• Strong stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability to bring people together and foster positive relationships between stakeholders.

• Good organisational and time management skills.


EXPERIENCE


No previous experience required


KNOWLEDGE


• Knowledge and understanding of school administration systems (or willingness to learn).

• Strong cultural awareness and knowledge of local culture/s.


QUALIFICATIONS


  • No formal qualifications required


ATTRIBUTES


• A respectful, positive attitude.

• Honesty and reliability.

• Being a good listener with a non-judgemental attitude and a wiliness to support people who may be experiencing complex social issues.

• Sense of fun and ability to work with young people.

• Strong links to the local community.

• Ability to work in a team and willingness to support the aims and principles of the RSAS.


KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Team KPls


CLEARANCES:


National Police Check

Driver's Licence

Pre-employment Drug & Alcohol Test


Winun Ngari
ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
CONTACT US

t. 08 9191 1877

f. 08 9191 1964

wnacreception@winunngari.org.au

Office: 145 Loch Street, Derby WA 6728
Postal: PO Box 500, Derby WA 6728

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