Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP585920
This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2019.
Kenwick School is a government Level 4 Education Support School serving approximately 90 students. We teach students aged 4-19 years, with wide ranging special educational needs. These include severe to profound intellectual disabilities, sensory and physical impairments; as well as other and complex medical and behavioural conditions. Our school is safe, supportive and engaging learning environment that enables students to acquire the functional knowledge, coping, life and social skills they require to achieve their full potential. We accomplish this through a relentless focus on individualised and inclusive learning programs; which are underpinned by collaborative engagement with our students, their families and other specialists.
The School seeks a committed, knowledgeable and team oriented, 0.6 FTE Deputy Principal. The successful applicant will work closely with the Principal, our full-time Deputy and senior leaders to provide student services, curriculum leadership and promote the school’s values, vision and strategic direction. Additionally, the role is pivotal in promoting positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the wider school community. As the successful applicant you will be an inspirational leader with a strong focus on ensuring a vibrant, safe and supportive learning environment, and will be someone skilled in implementing collaborative social development strategies to keep students engaged in learning and to foster the development of their pro-social skills.
The successful applicant will ideally have demonstrated contextual knowledge and skills in relation to:
- curriculum development;
- work experience and enterprise learning programs;
- positive behaviour support, applied behaviour analysis and social development;
- sound pedagogical knowledge and clear understandings of the impact of disability and complex needs on learning behaviour. In addition to this applied knowledge, the new Deputy Principal will ideally have demonstrated capacities in supporting teachers to provide high quality and targeted teaching programs, and in leading the development and school-wide implementation of social development programs, for students with complex needs with highly challenging behaviour.
A positive team work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills are highly desirable to the role, as are abilities in:
- effective teaching of students the complex and diverse learning needs of students with disabilities; and
- working as part of an effective multi-disciplinary team with therapists, psychologists, allied professionals, and external workplace personal and service providers.
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 staff, 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 Kenwick School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Mark Watson, Principal by telephoning 0429 681 303 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV 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, 18 July 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED