Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH551250
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2018
Are you a passionate and talented primary teacher who has demonstrated a high standard of teaching ability and a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Cooloongup Primary School is seeking a teacher to deliver specialist learning programs to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access mainstream education. The successful applicant will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD without a diagnosed intellectual disability. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum is essential. The successful applicant will be part of the primary school staff and may, over time, move between the specific role within the Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD and mainstream class roles.
Please note this position is for Early Childhood Education therefore the successful applicant will need to hold relevant qualifications.
In collaboration with the Program Coordinator (Autism), the successful applicant will provide innovative and engaging classes for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing in mainstream public primary schools. Teachers of this program will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.
Cooloongup PS is located in a bushland area away from the main roads in the City of Rockingham. Staff have developed a strong emphasis on pastoral care and the use of the social skills program 'Tribes' undertaking professional learning to apply this philosophy as well as instructional tactics and co-operative learning strategies. The staff works in a collaborative environment where teachers are organised into decision-making teams (reflective of the Phases of Learning). These teams actively participate in developing and implementing programs throughout the school. There is an emphasis on student-centred learning and the implementation of teaching and organisational strategies that encourage developmental learning.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements in relation to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder without a diagnosed intellectual disability:
- Apply evidence-based pedagogy for improving student outcomes relevant to the WA curriculum
- Knowledge and/or a commitment to participate in relevant training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), positive behaviour support and a range of evidenced-based teaching practices to improve student outcomes
- Monitor, review and report on the performance of students by creating individualised learning plans, maintaining relevant, rigorous and valid programming, data collection and reporting systems
- Efficiently deploy resources and manage a team of education assistants to ensure program fidelity
- Demonstrate high level interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents, students and the school community
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
Want to Know More?
Further information about Cooloongup Primary School can be found by visiting www.cooloongupps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Gail Sampson, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9591 6900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Gail Sampson on mobile 0439 694 782.
How do I Apply?
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the Specialist Teaching Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Primary) program will also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the program
- A CV outlining your employment history
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees, including your current line manager
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Lodging Your Application
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Whilst applying online, you will be able to nominate the schools you wish to be considered for.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or www.trb.wa.gov.au
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.