About the Role
This is a newly created role within the Student Services team reporting to the Manager (School Support-Student Needs). It is a full time position contracted until December 2021 with an immediate start. An extension to the contract will be dependent on funding and performance. The position will require substantial travel to remote and rural regions throughout the year. This is a diverse, member services role which will operate across the areas of advocacy, policy, program design and delivery, and contract management.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist schools in implementing evidence-based quality reforms to increase student achievement and support student needs
- Support schools to respond to identified student needs, personal development and student learning growth
- Support schools’ engagement with The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework to facilitate a whole school approach to building safe and positive learning environments for diverse learning needs
- Advise ISQ staff, the Student Services Reference Group, and member schools on matters relating to wellbeing and diverse learning needs, including students supported through the Queensland Education Adjustment Program and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability
- Develop resources related to wellbeing and support particularly in the areas of differentiated teaching practices
- Lead school-based reviews, and prepare briefings, reports, and submissions on education issues that impact independent schools
Skills & Experience required
- Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering professional learning and programs to promote evidence-based change in the education sector – you will be able to think strategically and work operationally in the development and delivery of services
- Strong understanding of whole school approaches to support student wellbeing and student with diverse learning needs including students with disabilities
- Extensive knowledge in student wellbeing, students with disability and curriculum differentiation
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) – you will be able to build and maintain relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders
- Proven ability to manage competing priorities across multiple disciplines – you will be skilled in meeting deadlines within tight time-frames, and you will be highly organised by nature
- Team player mentality and collaborative approach to problem solving and implementing innovative initiatives
Benefits & Culture
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work alongside industry experts within an organisation dedicated to improving the learning outcomes of students within the independent school sector.
Additional benefits include:
- Attractive remuneration including increased superannuation, leave loading and salary sacrificing benefits
- Flexible work arrangements – choose your hours between 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday
- Reporting to a supportive manager who fosters professional growth and development
- Collaborative and innovative team environment
- Centrally located office close to public transport and all amenities
About the Organisation
This organisation is the peak advocacy body representing and promoting the interests of Queensland independent schools. It is recognised for its proactive approach and responsiveness to its members, and its support for choice and diversity in schooling. It works closely with all political parties, government departments and the community, promoting the policies and interests of independent schools and the parents who support them.
Apply for this Job
Click on the APPLY button, or contact Laila Sultan on 07 3846 7730
Please quote in application: Education Services Officer (Wellbeing and Student Needs) via Pro Bono Australia.