Student Support Officer – WA
Student Support Officer – WA
Apply at: https://aurorafoundation.com.au/about-us/join-our-team/join-the-aurora-team/
About the role
- In consultation with the Regional Lead and Community Engagement Facilitator support the development and tracking of Academic Support Plans for students.
- Establish and maintain relationships with local providers of academic support services, including tutoring services, online learning tools and other relevant partners.
- Analyse and report on trends across Academic Support Plans and make recommendations for enhancements as necessary.
- Update the relevant database/s with details of academic supports.
Data Collection, Management and Analysis
- Upload all student information (for example, personal details, school reports, school attendance, NAPLAN results, health and wellbeing information) into the relevant database/s.
- Support program staff to collect student data.
- Develop yearly student progress snapshots in consultation with Indigenous Education Leader and Regional Leader.
- Assist with the collection, collation and assessment of the students’ camp work and student camp evaluations.
- Analyse student performance through review of student academic results, camp surveys and tutoring participation and provide advice and recommendations to Regional Leader, Community Engagement Facilitator and Indigenous Education Leader.
- Regularly review best practice in student data maintenance and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
Academic Enrichment Camps
- Participate in and support the co-design and organisation of Academic Enrichment Camps (up to 3 per year).
- Support the Program Coordinator and Curriculum team to ensure that camp meets each individuals physical and learning needs.
- Liaising with school contact to ensure that the Academic Support Plan is aligned to meet each students Personal Learning Plan.
- Provide hands-on assistance with the organisation / logistics of each camp, as required.
- Attend Academic Enrichment Camps, with the purpose of supporting the students and facilitating activities.
- Lead post-camp including student surveys and evaluations and contribute to continuous improvement.
- Comply with cultural safety principles about overcoming the cultural power imbalances of places, people and policies to contribute to improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. This includes:
- Continuously growing and applying understandings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures;
- Actively reflecting critically on the potential for one’s own unconscious bias;
- Continuously supporting organisational reform (internally and externally) to ensure procedures, process and program practices are culturally safe.
- Comply with the National Child Safety, Code of Conduct and Procedure.
- Provide a welcoming and safe environment for children and young people.
- Promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people associated with the program.
- Interact with children and young people in ways which are positive and safe.
- Provide adequate care and supervision of children and young people associated with the program.
- Act as a positive role model for children and young people.
- Report to the National Program Manager or other appropriate person any suspicions, concerns, allegations or disclosures of alleged abuse against children and young people.
- Work collaboratively with team members to contribute broadly to the achievement of Aurora objectives.
- Participate in organisational and team planning initiatives.
- Contribute to the smooth running of the office by undertaking general administrative duties, as requested.
- Provide regular reporting as required.
- Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and Aurora’s policies and procedures.
- Undertake other responsibilities and duties within the scope of this role, as directed.
- A demonstrated understanding of or capacity to learn about Indigenous histories, cultures, organisations and the issues facing Indigenous people in Australia meeting their aspirations for their communities and families.
- The ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, stakeholders and organisations.
- Tertiary qualifications or working towards qualifications
- An organized, methodical and task-oriented approach to work with good time management skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong attention to detail and fast, accurate data entry skills.
- Willingness and availability to attend residential camps during school holidays.
- Highly developed computer literacy, including the use of CRMs and / or other databases.
- Willingness to obtain a Working With Children Check.
- Satisfactory national police check ((outcome of this check is assessed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily exclude you).
- Driver’s licence preferable.