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Working at Penrhos

People who work at Penrhos College agree – Penrhos is a fantastic, caring and supportive educational organisation.

Penrhos College highly values its employees and seeks to attract the best people to join our innovative and dynamic environment. As a leading WA school we aim to provide:

  • a cooperative, team oriented and supportive culture
  • a focus on achieving excellence in their area of expertise
  • a culture where staff contribution is highly valued and encouraged
  • a wide range of professional work-related experiences and activities directly relevant to education
  • recognition for their contribution
  • an environment that focuses on staff wellbeing

Current vacancies

HEALTH CENTRE MANAGER (Part Time, Parental leave contract 2020)

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

The College is seeking a highly skilled professional School Nurse to work as our Health Centre Manager to provide nursing/health consultation and service to members of the College community.   The College currently has approximately 1100 students and 250 staff across the day and boarding school.  You will have the opportunity to work within a close-knit team environment.

This position will commence the week of 28 January 2020 to the end of Term 4, 2020.  The FTE for this position is 0.8 and will work Monday to Thursday 8 am to 5 pm, term time only, however, there may be a requirement to work additional days as required.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Committed to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.
  • National Police Check & Working with Children Check (or the ability to obtain)

Please address the following selection criteria as a part of your application:

  1. Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  2. Affiliation with the Independent School Nurses Association (if applicable)
  3. Minimum of five years post basic general nursing experience.
  4. Experience in a school or in a paediatric or accident/emergency setting would be an advantage.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively within the school and general community
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  7. Demonstrated leadership skills including experience in conflict resolution and negotiation.

Please refer to the Position Statement for more information.

Alternatively, please contact Human Resources on (08) 9368 9500.

Applications close 9 am, Wednesday 18 September 2019.
How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter and Selection Criteria: Please combine your cover letter and selection criteria document; stating why you are applying for the position and providing your contact details. Selection Criteria please address the seven (7) essential criteria outlined in the ad and outline your suitability for the role. Selection criteria can be found on the Position Statement (Maximum 4 pages)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications (including WWC and National Police Check) and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: The names and details of your most recent line managers and two other work related referees, ideally one of which is a peer and the other a sub ordinate who you have either line managed or mentored.
  4. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au.

Applications close 9 am, Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

No agency calls please.  Applications will not be accepted through recruitment agencies for this role.

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