Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH573252
School of Special Educational Needs: Disability (SSEND) is seeking to establish a pool of motivated and inspirational Teacher Consultants – Education Support for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2019 and up to the end of Term 2, 2020. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within this period.
SSEND is an integral part of the Western Australian Department of Education’s Statewide Services Division and provides support for students with disabilities, and including learning disabilities SSEND seeks to build the capacity of teachers and school based staff to deliver effective classroom programs that value the diversity of students in inclusive learning environments throughout the state.
SSEND Teacher Consultants are responsible for collaborative needs assessment, negotiation of service delivery options and outcomes as well as the provision of professional support in relation to curriculum and environmental adjustments. SSEND consulting teachers model and demonstrate strategies and resources required for teaching and learning for students with disabilities and learning difficulties. Teacher Consultants are responsible for planning and delivering statewide professional learning for teachers, and leadership teams including networks and regions.
Suitable applicants will have a good sound understanding of effective evidence based instructional strategies for students with disabilities and learning disabilities, as well as an ability to provide support to others using a collaborative approach. An understanding of models of consultancy and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships in a team environment is essential. Suitable applicants will be able to initiate and implement outcomes based service delivery relevant to network and school contexts and build the capacities of schools to support inclusive practice. Suitable applicants will have a sound understanding of processes, procedures and best practice relating to the provision of support services for students shaped within a Response to Intervention framework.
SSEND provides an intensive induction program when new consultant teachers join the service in order to ensure knowledge and skills specific to the position are gained. A diversified and targeted professional learning and performance management process ensures that Teacher Consultants are afforded opportunities to continue to expand their professional knowledge and practice. Suitable applicants will demonstrate a commitment to expanding their professional understanding within and across SSEND specialist areas including disability, autism, learning disabilities and assistive technology.
SSEND has three teams of teachers based at:
- North Metropolitan (currently located at the Statewide Service Centre in Padbury); and
- South Metropolitan (currently located at South Lake Primary School)
- Country locations
Within SSEND there are 4 professional focus areas:
- Autism Specialist Area
- Assistive Technology Specialist Area
- Disability Specialist Area
- Learning Disabilities Specialist Area
Teacher Consultants work with schools throughout the state, involving some overnight stays and travel. Suitable applicants should have a current and valid ‘C’ class driver’s licence and may be required to utilise their own vehicle within the metropolitan area.
The Teacher Consultant will use understanding of educational theory and practice:
- Knowledge and demonstrated practise in areas of speciality including disability; autism; learning difficulties and assistive technology;
- Provide contextualised support to schools within a Response to Intervention model
- Build capacity of schools/staff to implement evidence based pedagogy at whole school, and individual student level;
- Delivery of professional learning and coaching, in face to face and on-line/remote formats to work within and across schools when facilitating;
- Contribute to the development of personal and collegiate understanding of pedagogy appropriate to SSEND and school context;
- Ability to work across multiple school context state wide; and
- Engagement with interdisciplinary support providers (Department and external).
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 school may 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.
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.
Further information about School of Special Educational Needs: Disability can be found by visiting www.ssend.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
Please contact Susan Rosendorff, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9402 6121 or emailing email@example.com
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.
Your application should include:
- A 2 page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to 2 pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for 2 work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
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.
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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 trb.wa.gov.au
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 25 March 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.