Program Coordinator, Education Support

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Byford WA, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Byford Secondary College
Program Coordinator - Education Support
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA682058

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021

Are you a passionate and experienced Education Support leader with strong pedagogical knowledge?

Byford Secondary College (BSC) is seeking a committed and knowledgeable Program Coordinator – Education Support to join the college’s leadership team. Working in partnership with the school’s executive team, the Program Manager – Education Support will be pivotal in providing curriculum and student services leadership to all staff, students and families within our college’s integrated facility. Resource management through budgeting, applying for DRS funding and ongoing data collection are also integral to this position.

The Program Manager will be a skilled leader with a strong focus on ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment. They will be experienced in supporting teachers and education assistants to deliver evidence-based, best practice programs to enhance student outcomes from entry in Year 7 through to Year 12, as they transition into the workplace or further study.

The successful applicant will ideally have a sound understanding and application of Courses of Study and Endorsed programs for students with disability. This role will also focus on the development of the Year 10 to 12 program, including work readiness and workplace learning, life skills, personal development and goal setting, community access, Certificate and Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) courses.

The ability to form partnerships within the local community and initiate programs will be critical to this role in developing transitional opportunities for our students.

We are seeking candidates who will be motivated, practical, hardworking and innovative; they will possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a history of mentoring education support teachers in both pedagogy and Positive Behaviour Support. It is highly desirable they can display their knowledge and experience of working with students with a wide range of physical, medical, cognitive and behavioural needs in educational and social settings. Students at Byford Secondary College also engage in a Hydrotherapy program, and experience in this area is also highly desirable.

BSC is an Independent Public School catering for children from Years 7 to 12. Our vision - to create a vibrant and successful educational community in the heart of Byford - is highlighted by our culture of success in providing a comprehensive curriculum for the young people who attend.

Our motto 'Aspire to Excellence' articulates our vision. We are a school of choice for the local community and we are dedicated to providing your child with an exceptional secondary education.

Our college is a contemporary, modern facility offering those who attend the latest in educational design and infrastructure to enhance student learning. We believe that every young person has unique experiences, learning styles and goals. We provide a broad comprehensive education with pathways leading to attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications or future employment. These programs are delivered in new modern design and technology workshops, science laboratories, education support facilities and other state-of-the-art purpose built learning areas across the campus.

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 school 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:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
    High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements 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 Byford Secondary College can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Leisa Hanson, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9526 7700 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Paul Jones, Principal on 0438 957 093

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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements ,in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages 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:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


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 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, 30 July 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021