Careers: Student Support Officer (SSO)

Location: Fairbridge College Pinjarra Campus, WA

Position: Full-time


Welcome to Fairbridge College – an extraordinary multi-campus independent CARE school overseen by Fairbridge WA Inc., a prominent youth charity dedicated to nurturing the potential of young individuals for educational and training achievements. Catering to students in years 7-12, our institution stands out for its commitment to cultivating a deeper understanding of learning, fostering self-assurance, and instilling resilience and a growth-oriented mindset in our students.


At Fairbridge College, our emphasis lies in tailoring the curriculum to meet the unique needs of each student. We provide comprehensive educational pathways, coupled with immersive holistic support and an innovative learning environment. Our mission is to create a nurturing space where young minds flourish, enabling them to not only grow personally but also become agents of positive, sustainable change within themselves, their families, and the wider community.


Join us at Fairbridge College and embark on a journey where education meets empowerment, shaping futures and fostering impactful transformations.


Work at Fairbridge

Our College at Pinjarra Campus

Fairbridge College Pinjarra Campus stands out as a one-of-a-kind educational institution nestled within a unique environment that prioritizes students’ safety and security, with ample space for their academic, recreation and practical pursuits. 


Tailored to meet individual needs, our practical curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning.


Our dedicated staff collaboratively work hand in hand, fostering a close-knit community within Fairbridge. This synergy extends not only to supporting our students but also to providing mutual support in navigating the rigours of this dynamic educational setting.


About You

We are looking for a Student Support Officer to join our education team. Our Student Support Officers operate in much the same way as an Education Assistant assisting students in the learning space and helping them to engage with their teacher and their learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a relevant qualification in education or youth work.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build relationships with young people who are either disengaged or at risk of disengaging from school.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication and IT skills.
  • Have a Western Australian driver’s license.
  • Be confident to support class teachers in working with students to regulate behaviour.

Candidates will be highly regarded if they have:

  • Experience utilising trauma-informed practice and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar educational environment.

Fairbridge College is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. All applicants will be required to provide a National Police Clearance and Working with Children’s Check in accordance with this policy.

To Apply: 

Please forward a cover letter, CV, and contact details for 3 referees to Kim Tantrum at

For more information, please contact Daniel Fox, Vocational Education Coordinator during office hours from Monday to Friday at (08) 9531 7912.

The College reserves the right to appoint to any of these positions prior to the closing date for applications.