Student Support Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • South Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Newton Moore Senior High School
Student Support Officer
Pool Ref IPS/SS679076
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS679076
Appointment Pool

Newton Moore Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Student Support Officers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements with the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

Student Support Officers have an important role in our school supporting students in a range of settings by providing information and assistance that contribute to the promotion of student welfare and improved educational outcomes.

At Newton Moore SHS, Student Support Officers undertake some administrative duties and will be expected to work either with individual students or with groups of students. Suitable applicants will work in classrooms providing dedicated support to students with individual learning needs. You will assist students to access the curriculum, and if required, assist the teachers implement specialised education programs, operation of computers and digital technologies. You may also be required to provide feedback on education and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential in this role as you will deal with a wide diversity of people and you may deal with students who might be highly emotional or agitated. In this role you will provide support and advice to teachers on strategies for supporting students and participate in group work processes. A Student Support Officer is required to maintain comprehensive records and adopt a collaborative and consultative approach at all times.

Allied professional staff at Newton Moore SHS make an important contribution to student progress and achievement through the support of school management, teaching practice and the maintenance of positive relationships with students, parents and the community at Newton Moore SHS. Additionally, staff contribute to outcomes that align with the school vision, business plan and other operational targets by providing assistance to the teaching staff, student services and pastoral care team and school administration.

Newton Moore SHS is located in Bunbury, 175kms south of Perth. We have a strong commitment to offering innovative and best practice educational programs. The school delivers two Department of Education Approved Specialist Academic Programs: Science Horizons and Engineering Specialist. Newton Moore SHS is also Teacher Development School (TDS) for secondary science and a Lead Language School and supports with training and assisting staff across the South West. The school is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Certificate II courses in Aquaculture and Workplace Skills.

Newton Moore SHS also provides enrichment through the following programs: Moore Academy of Sport and Health (MASH), Follow the Dream, Clontarf Football Academy and CALM Cadets.

As an Independent Public School (IPS), Newton Moore Senior High School provides students with a personalised, globally aware educational experience. The school has a strong sense of community and celebrates the strengths of students through a variety of innovative programs.

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

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide a professional, confidential service to a range of clients.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience in the use of computerised management information systems including database, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Effective organisational skills and experience in providing administrative support with the ability to manage conflicting timelines.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) 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 Newton Moore Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Karen Davies, Human Resources Officer, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Bunbury, by telephoning (08) 9722 2463 or

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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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.

Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable 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 Wednesday, 5 May 2021.




  • JDF - Student Support Officer - Level 2.pdf
  • applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
  • applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: South Bunbury
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-05 4:30 PM