Full Time Temporary, Student Support Officer - Sydney Childrens Hospital School

$65,160 - $95,539 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
  • 01 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS GSE

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 000092AI
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: The salary range for this position is $65,160.00 - $95,539.00 per annum (pro-rata for part time roles). The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.
Contact: 02 9399 7119 - Lynda Campbell
Closing date: 12/08/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Bondi
Staffing area: Bondi
School name: Sydney Childrens Hospital School
FTE: 1.000


The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools.

We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

Student Support Officers work within the school community to enhance student wellbeing and learning outcomes in partnership with the wellbeing team and the school counselling service. Student Support Officers provide individual and targeted wellbeing support and whole of school wellbeing initiatives and programs that are evidence-based.

They have a pivotal role in working collaboratively with external agencies and creating referral pathways for students and families to child and family support agencies.

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Temporary Opportunity for a period up to 20 December 2023.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified as suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 18 months.

Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing or temporary employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.


All Department of Education employees working in an SSP are required to be vaccinated as outlined at Vaccination requirements for school sites (nsw.gov.au). The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm vaccination status prior to the department finalising their appointment and entry on duty.

Find the department’s latest advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

A requirement of this position is compliance with NSW Health employee conditions in Category A Positions. Staff must comply with screening and vaccination requirements and the mandatory annual influenza vaccination.

Frequently asked questions are available at:


Special Notes
About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

Additional School Information (Optional)

Sydney Childrens Hospital School is a K–12 SSP operating within the Sydney Children's Hospital Network.

The Hospital School is committed to providing the continuity of quality education for students through strong partnerships with students, parents and census schools, and leading excellence in future focused teaching, personalised learning and strong coordinated health and education transition planning.

Our purpose is to ensure an equitable education service that aims to; eliminate gaps in education and wellbeing, engage students in meaningful learning and lead the educational adjustments needed to facilitate and interpret student health status and treatment plans.

The vastly different needs of students, based on their health needs and enrolment patterns, require differentiated methods of education delivery.

Personalisation of learning plays a critical role in ensuring every young person who engages with the Hospital School is provided with the educational experience that meets their learning, well-being and social needs, as well as acute and chronic health needs.

Likewise, the enrolment variability of students requires teaching staff to develop a personal learning pathway appropriate to the student’s age, curriculum access point and projected enrolment period.

Coordinated Health and Education Support Plans are developed at points throughout a student’s patient journey and on transition back to census schools within inpatient and outpatient models of health care. It is a way of keeping children with chronic illness and injury connected and engaged with their education, peers and school community.

Support plan is a multidisciplinary approach to a child’s wellbeing and education, through interagency and family cooperation the aim of the plan is to establish a shared understanding of a young person’s chronic illness or injury, their treatment plan and develop a model of care inclusive of education, that operates across the student's inpatient and outpatient journey.


How to Apply
To apply for this role, please submit in either Word or PDF format:

1. A cover letter (max 2 pages)

  • demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and professional experience meet the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description

2. A target question response (maximum 300 words per target question)

  • answering the two targeted questions below

3. A current resume (max 5 pages)

  • including name, phone number/s and email for two professional referees

4. Copies of your qualifications and/or academic transcripts

Note: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw . No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted

If you are successfully progressed to interview, you will be required to provide

  • Proof of Identity information
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Declaration for child-related work