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Program Coordinator, Pastoral Operations


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Job Description

Kimberley Education Region
Derby District High School
Program Coordinator - Pastoral Operations
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA687719

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Derby District High School (DHS) is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Program Coordinator for Pastoral Operations to join our school. Derby DHS promotes the "Stronger Smarter Philosophy" of high teacher, student and school expectations. School leaders are expected to lead this approach in all aspects of the school as well as providing support to the staff and promoting positive high expectations relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community of Derby and surrounding Aboriginal communities.

As Program Coordinator of Pastoral Operations, you will be expected to share your knowledge and experience in developing the practical and theoretical skills to lead students into the pastoral industry. Equine handling, equine management and knowledge of pastoral operations will be highly regarded. As a Program Coordinator at Derby DHS, you should have a clear understanding of the AITSL Standards for teachers and school leaders and be prepared to lead and mentor staff through a new and exciting program. The ability to work with pastoral industries and Aboriginal corporations is highly desirable. The Pastoral Operations coordinator will also be required to broker positive relationships with EAL therapy program operators. The successful candidate should also have a strong knowledge of how to deliver equine handling and management skills, and station work skills to a wide demographic of secondary school aged students. A commitment to continual improvement through evidence-based practices is also desirable.

To be successful in this role you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will also need to develop positive relationships with students, staff, and parents and engage parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school to enable all students to reach their potential. It will be expected that candidate is prepared to mentor incoming staff and provide staff inductions into the program over the course of the school year.

The successful applicant should desirably be experienced in building positive relationships and be committed to enabling students to gain success through a partnership in equine therapy. You will also need to be an exceptional practitioner, ideally with a proven ability to bring about successful outcomes in all dealings, especially with students who may experience challenges external to the school setting. In addition, experience working in an Aboriginal community and a passion for Aboriginal education and improving the educational outcomes for these students is highly regarded.

Other desirable applicant qualities would include a positive attitude, the ability to anticipate and adapt to change and demonstrate initiative, as well as supporting a strong culture of collegiality, integrity and high expectations.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to contribute to and enhance our community engagement and work readiness strategies. The school community expectations about this program providing a pathway into the pastoral industry is a key target indicator of performance. The successful applicant would sit on the senior leadership team and work closely with the vocational providers and senior school deputy principal.

Derby DHS is situated in Derby at the southern end of King Sound in the Kimberley region of Western Australian. Located in attractive and well-maintained grounds and surroundings and with an enrolment of over 630 students, it provides an education program from Kindergarten to Year 12. Derby DHS is a dynamic school with a highly motivated staff. The collaborative approach, exciting work environment and the students make it a great place to teach. Staff are passionate about improving standards in Education; particularly in Aboriginal Education.

Derby is 220km east of Broome by road and is 2463km north of Perth and was the first town settled in the Kimberley. Students attend the school from the town of Derby and outlying areas including the Aboriginal communities of Mowanjum and Pandanus Park. It is well supported with a range of government infrastructures. Its location near the King Sound and a number of rivers provides for many boating and fishing recreational activities - but not swimming!

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
    High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
  • Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Derby District High School can be found at Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Eliot Money, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9193 3000 or emailing Eliot.Money@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A maximum of four (4) pages statement addressing the Work Related
  • Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 11 June 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-11 4:30 PM