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Deputy Principal Student Services


Reference: 3386030

Deputy Principal Student Services

About Djarragun College

Djarragun College is an independent school for students from Prep to Year 12, offering boarding for students in Years 7 to 12. Djarragun College is owned by Cape York Partnership.

Djarragun College is committed to delivering the standard of education long demanded by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia.

The Role

The Deputy Principal of Student Services forms part of the College's executive leadership team. This role is responsible for leading teams to deliver outcomes in relation to student recruitment, enrolments, behaviour & attendance, boarding and the integration of social and emotional learning programs in to the broader Djarragun model. The role also includes supporting family and community rebuild or engagement.

The Deputy Principal Student Services will be accountable for:

  • Developing a framework of behaviour standards for students and leading its implementation;
  • In consultation with the Principal manage the broader student body, including having the right students at school, supported, ready and focused on learning through functions such as:
    • Recruiting students to meet college targets
    • Developing and implementing community engagement plans with a view to improving parental involvement in student education
    • Leading the Enrolment and Induction Systems for students
    • Leading the College's Positive Behaviour System, developing and implementing policies and procedures from Prep to Year 12 including suspensions and cancellations
    • Leading the Student Attendance and Engagement System, developing, implementing and reporting on strategic initiatives to increase attendance and engagement across all year levels
    • Reviewing and analysing attendance, behaviour and wellbeing data to identify and allocate case management supports to students as required
    • Developing and implementing wellbeing, social and emotional intervention programs
    • Providing leadership and direction to the Head of Boarding, and overseeing the programmes and activities for the care and well-being of the boarding students
    • Working with the Director of Health and Wellbeing to develop and implement a P-12 Health and Wellbeing Framework integrating the services provided by D Health to improve wellbeing outcomes for students and close the gap in health outcomes
    • Liaising with QPS, Dept of Child Safety, Youth Justice and other government and non-government agencies providing support to students
    • Supervising the Student Support Services team
    • Conducting performance reviews of staff
    • Preparing and administering the budget according to delegated authority
    • Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Principal

Qualifications and Experience:

The following minimum competencies are considered necessary to learn and perform the duties of the Deputy Principal Student Services.

  • Current teacher registration in Queensland (or eligible for registration)
  • Senior leadership experience within an educational environment
  • Ability and commitment to work consistently within CYP's and Djarragun College framework of Policies and Procedures and supporting the group values.
  • Previous experience in the successful delivery of student support related activities
  • Effective organisation, prioritisation and task management skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • The ability to manage staff and resources effectively.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous experience using a Student Database
  • Driver's licence

How to Apply:

Applications are to be addressed to the HR Manager, Djarragun College.

Please include:

  • A letter of application detailing how your previous experience would enable you to meet the requirements of the role
  • Your QCT registration number and when it was attained
  • Current resume including preferred contact details
  • Names of two (2) professional referees (referees will NOT be contacted until after selection has been made)
  • Any significant professional achievements over the past two (2) years
  • Professional development undertaken over the past two (2) years

Please, no recruitment agencies.

Applications close 5pm Monday 20th March 2017.

Salary negotiable based on experience.

Persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Applications Close: 04 Apr 2017