Senior Officer School & Family Services

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 December 2021


In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<p align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Senior Officer – School &amp; Family Services</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Manuka, Canberra&nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Full-time (first contract term 3 years)</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>Grade 7 ($145,544 - $157,345 + Superannuation)</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Job number: </strong>#498273</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;Negotiable</span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, Sunday 5 December 2021</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres. </span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>About the Role</strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">This role supports the implementation of the Mission of the Catholic Education Office and provides high-quality support services and programs to Catholic school communities.&nbsp; The Senior Officer has a particular responsibility in the areas of Catholic School Review and compliance, critical incident response and emergency planning, complaint resolution and case management of complex school issues.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Key responsibilities</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 107%">In a case management and triage model provide a range of services to Archdiocesan schools in the ACT and NSW </span>in the areas of school compliance, critical incidents, emergency planning and case management of complex student and family issues.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">In collaboration with Child Protection Officers respond in a timely and appropriate manner to Child Protection, mandatory reporting and safeguarding issues.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Support schools meet governance and compliance obligations.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Effectively resolve parent complaints and feedback to Catholic Education. &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Support and mentor schools to mediate complex complaints and situations for students and families.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Support schools to manage non-compliance of Compulsory School Attendance. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">In partnership with school leaders support the development and implementation of parent engagement strategies and initiatives including school councils and boards.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Liaise with other educational authorities as required.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Excellent time management skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong supervisory and leadership skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Good initiative in developing and improving school systems and procedures</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong problem-solving skills with proven ability to, independently or within a team, resolve complex issues to ensure desired outcomes</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong conceptual, analytical and interpretive skills with high level of attention to details</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Demonstrated ability to manage changes effectively and deliver quality results</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with some relevant working experience and specialised training that is commensurate with the job. &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span lang="EN-SG">Significant and demonstrated experience as an educational/specialist leader.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Positive and collaborative work culture</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><em>Please refer to the position description&nbsp;<img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMt7dFPMBetwGLC4Veuwu9EX9_06ilOF3ILVE7anItvcr9h_3sNzt188hQEgMOcElRM-qsOMFn5Un9LYjrKTZX5bQNXF4k6efuClrXxbc-IsCsoyybve4c8YwAdi1zQgqMM8zFc725CaZHbnhF355JYZA%7e%7e">Position Description - Senior Officer School &amp; Family Services.docx</a> for in-depth detail regarding the criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience section in the&nbsp;position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">website</a> and position description.&nbsp;If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a> </span></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498273/senior-officer-school-family-services">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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