Current Employment Opportunities

SOCIAL WORKER

The role of the Social Worker at St Simon Peter will focus on supporting students with their individual, social and emotional needs and provide strategies to assist teachers in helping students build positive relationships and develop resilience.

The role will also include being a liaison with students, parents and school staff between school and home, providing referrals to outside agencies, assisting teachers with wellbeing strategies and programs that enhance student efficacy and supporting parents and staff with appropriate support when required.

The position requires an experienced social worker who is able to manage time and workload effectively and with minimal supervision from the school leadership.

This position has been expanded to be a full time position to commence Jan 1 2024.

In addition to your cover letter and CV, applicants should address their experience in working with young people and families, the ways that you have supported particular issues and the methods used to resolve these. Please provide a three page maximum document that addresses the applicant's specific experience.

 

Applications must arrive at the school admin email (admin@ssp.wa.edu.au) or in person no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date, Thursday 16 November 2023.

Qualifications Required

Bachelor of Social Work (or equivalent)

Membership to AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers) or eligibility for membership

Accreditation requirements as specified by the Catholic Education Office.

 

Highly Desirable:

Experience working in a school setting

Training in Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention, Youth Mental Health First Aid or similar programs

Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

In applying for this position you will be providing personal information to the School. This information will be used in order to assess your application for employment.

A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must also be included. The appropriate Criminal History Record Check form is available from the Department of Education website.

On appointment, successful applicants will require a Working with Children Check. Application forms are available at certain Australia Post Outlets throughout the State. A list of participating Australia Post outlets can be found on the Australia Post website . An application for a WWC must be made in person.