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Principal Consultant - Student Support

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Job Ref:  DOE542940
Employer:  Department of Education (WA)
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Western Australia, Australia (Show on map)
Principal Consultant - Student Support
Level 7, $117,725 - $126,033 per annum (PSGO CSA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE542940

This is fixed term, full-time position until 31 January 2019 commencing ASAP with possible extension and/or permanency

The Student Support Services Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal Consultant – Student Support in the Student Wellbeing branch.

The Student Support Services Directorate delivers support and services to schools to support the successful outcomes for all students. This is achieved through a focus on better integration of services with schools, students, families and external service providers; supporting schools and networks of schools to provide timely, responsive and effective support for each student; and thereby creating expanded opportunities for students to develop the academic, personal and social competencies they will need to participate in the future workforce and society.

The Principal Consultant provides policy advice, practical, accurate and timely advice, resources, information and support to meet system requirements for schools and networks regarding student support services, including, but not limited to, attendance, behaviour, and student health and wellbeing.  Advice and support is provided in collaboration with other branches within the Student Support Services Directorate across a range of initiatives.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

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

  1. Substantial knowledge and understanding of contemporary, evidence-based practices related to student support services.
  2. Skills and experience in developing and implementing successful student programs, projects or strategies at the school, region, network and/or system level.
  3. Ability to provide leadership and influence change related to student support services.
  4. Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
  5. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to successfully undertake consultations, collaborations and negotiations with senior officers, school leaders and other stakeholders.
  6. Highly developed written communication and presentation skills, including experience in the preparation of complex reports, briefing notes and professional learning documentation.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch 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.

For further job related information:

Please contact Dene Cranwell, Manager Student Wellbeing, by telephoning (08) 9402 6478 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A three page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two 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:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment


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 Department policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability 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 Friday, 3 August 2018



ATTACHMENTS: endorsed jdf - generic - princ~nt support services ~ jul 2018.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2018-08-03 4:30 PM 

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