Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA587715
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2019
Byford Secondary College (SC) is seeking a Manager - Education Support who will be responsible for the College's Education Support Program.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, progressive educational team which has a strong ethos of pastoral care and excellence in achievement. The successful applicant will be a motivated and committed leader who is passionate about helping students achieve to their full potential. The Manager - Education Support will work closely with the Principal, Associate Principal and members of the Senior Leadership team to develop and promote an inclusive learning culture with the objective of improving educational outcomes for students in the College's Education Support program.
Byford SC is a new school which caters for students across the full spectrum of disabilities from severe and profound in specialist facilities, to students with mild disabilities taught within mainstream classrooms. The College is a new facility in the rapidly expanding locality of Byford. The state-of-the-art buildings provide a vibrant and exciting learning precinct. The College prides itself on being able to give individualised care and attention to help each student reach their potential; developing their self-confidence, independence, knowledge and skills to take advantage of increasing opportunities beyond school. Our focus is on providing a safe and caring learning environment that encourages students to become self-motivated, independent learners. A strong pastoral care program supports the social and emotional needs of the students, whilst the diverse range of academic and life-skills programs nurture academic excellence for all students.
The Manager - Education Support will possess the skills to be a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic leader, capable and confident in leading the development of individualised plans, curriculum, assessment and reporting processes. Sound behaviour management skills and knowledge of promoting positive behaviour supports is required. The successful applicant will inspire passion for learning in others as well as providing support for staff innovation and development in the area of Education Support. This role encompasses the provision of support for students, parents, education assistants and teachers and requires a high level of organisation and interpersonal skills. In addition to supporting the development of individualised curriculum and delivery, the role includes staffing, class timetabling, management of education assistants and liaison with external agencies. Further to demonstrated leadership within an Education Support context, knowledge of ASDAN, Vocational Education and Training, Preliminary Courses and use of the SEN Reporting to Parents is essential, as well as experience in supporting work skills, transitions, travel training and Workplace Learning programs.
The Program Coordinator is required to lead the development and management of the College’s hydrotherapy pool – this includes the liaison with therapists/ agencies and the development of policies and procedures to support delivery of hydrotherapy programs
Byford SC is an Independent Public School located on Abernethy Road in Byford approximately 30 kilometres from the Perth CBD. The College opened in 2014 and currently has a cohort of over 1400 Year 7 to 12 students. Our College provides for the secondary education needs of students from Byford and the surrounding communities. Byford SC has become a focal point for secondary education provision for students with disabilities with our inclusion facilities opening this year. Byford SC's motto, Aspire to Excellence, clearly articulates our vision of being the secondary school of choice for the local community which provides a comprehensive suite of subjects from Year 7 through 12.
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.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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 Byford Secondary College can be found by visiting Schools Online Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Jacqueline Gellel, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9550 6100 or emailing Jacqueline.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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to five (5) outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (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.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
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 Thursday, July 25 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.