Head Of Department - Student Services - Meridan State Colleg...


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About Meridan State College
Meridan is a Prep-Year 12 College and boasts a distinctive sub school structure which fosters the education of this broad age range of students in modern campuses, which have been purpose designed to cater for each cohort at their specific age of development.
About You
Skills and knowledge in the areas below will be highly regarded:

  • Student wellbeing and services,
  • Behaviour management (particularly restorative practices, ECMS and or classroom profiling),
  • Alternative programs (eg. Rock and Water and Drumbeat), including new and emerging.
  • Trauma-Informed Practices/education strategies (eg Berry Street).
  • Mental Health/social/emotional support strategies.
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation skills and staff team building skills.
  • Build and maintain extensive community partnerships with support agencies.
  • Data Literacy to develop and implement systems to track, monitor and lead intervention for student learning progress and wellbeing.
Strong interpersonal skills are a key selection criterion for the successful candidate in this transdisciplinary HOD role, to develop and maintain strong relationships with other Heads of Department. This is necessary to influence and support teachers in all areas to develop their differentiated teaching capacity and quality curriculum and assessment items to maximise student.
Your Role
The Student Wellbeing Team is a broad team of dedicated staff across the P-12 college. The HOD Student Services leads and manages the coordination of this team to monitor, support and address secondary student wellbeing and behaviour issues. They also work with the Pedagogy Coach, HODs and Deputy Principals to lead the development of staff capacity in Restorative Practices/Relational Pedagogies and Essential Skills for Classroom Management/Profiling.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of innovative measures aimed at improving student learning outcomes and attendance in school where a significant percentage of students may have a disadvantaged background, ensuring quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Lead and manage the 12 Community Leaders (inc. APR process).
  • Lead and manage the Alternative Programs Coordinator and Community Education Councillor.
  • Lead and manage the college's off-site Intensive Teaching Program: LASER.
  • Lead and manage the delivery and development of the college's Focused Teaching Programs (Engagement and Wellbeing), maintaining curriculum rigor and alignment to the Australian Curriculum.
  • Lead and manage the Student Services Team meetings and support strategies for students in crises.
  • Lead and manage college process for behaviour related support provisions (inc. Complex Case Management, Crisis Management Plans, IBSPs, etc).
  • Monitoring and tracking attendance, performance and behaviour data and the development of student performance plans.
  • Support transition programs particularly year 7 to 8, 8 to 9 and 9-10.
Further information can be obtained from Mark Seijbel Principal (Secondary), via email mseij1@eq.edu.au.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:
  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.
To apply please attach the following:
  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.