Student Services Head of Department - Brisbane State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools Student Services

Job Description

We are currently seeking interest for a Head of Department - Student Services (Head of Year) to join our school community. In this role, you will lead curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives, participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division, improve the educational outcomes of students in the school and develop the quality of teaching and learning. You will achieve this by nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/MER390456/21T
Closing date 26-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Wade Haynes
Contact details (07) 3291 4111

About You:
This role will be suited to an energetic and strengths-focused individual who has the ability to lead both strategically and operationally towards shared goals.
The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of current educational research, be committed to continual learning, demonstrate initiative, be futures oriented and strategic.

Your role:
The Head of Department - Student Services (Head of Year) will be responsible for working with the Executive Principal and the Leadership and Management Team to enact the school's ongoing improvement agenda. The successful applicant will significantly contribute to a high expectations school culture that is focussed on continuous improvement to maximise each student's performance and potential. This will be achieved through proactively developing the growth of students with your cohort by tracking and connecting their academic and social outcomes to provide a holistic view of each student.

You will be instrumental in working as part of the school's leadership team to provide targeted and timely interventions to maximise each students' learning. You will develop and nurture positive working relationships with, and between, students, parents and staff to personalise education for individual students in a large and complex school community.

As the Head of Department - Student Services, you will have responsibility for but not limited to the following:

  • Setting and maintaining high standards for student performance by leading your cohort to uphold the spirit of State High with a specific focus on improving learning outcomes and fostering a growth mindset.
  • Providing leadership and guidance for the implementation of innovative measures aimed at improving student learning outcomes and attendance ensuring quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Leading a culture of developing effective learning behaviours that enable each student to develop intellectually, personally and socially.
  • Accessing, tracking, connecting and analysing student data on a weekly/term/semester basis to target improvements in academic and social outcomes.
  • Initiating and monitoring individual student learning plans by connecting and engaging key stakeholders in the student's life as required.
  • Maintaining a high visibility and presence within the school community.
  • Identifying and regularly acknowledging, the progress, efforts, achievements of students in your cohort.
  • Embedding socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Actively participating in learning and ongoing professional development that enable you to improve both as a leader and a classroom teacher.
  • Maintain and develop productive and positive partnerships with parents, the Junior or Senior Performance Team, all staff, other government agencies and community groups to maximise each students performance and potential.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

26 Oct, 2021