Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH592492
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?
Alkimos Primary School is seeking to establish a pool of teachers of permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time teachers for positions in our Specialist Learning Program - Autism Spectrum Disorder (SLP-ASD); supporting students to access mainstream education. These teachers will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with Autism without a diagnosed intellectual disability. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum is essential. These teachers will be part of the school staff and may, over time, move between the specific role within the Specialist Learning Program for students with Autism and mainstream class roles. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements from Term 4 2019, and within the 2020 school year.
Alkimos PS opened in 2016 and currently has an enrolment of around 580 students, Years Kindergarten to Year 6. Mainstream enrolment will continue to grow steadily. Our approaches to teaching and learning are that our staff understand that the quality of your relationships with students is the key. Our teachers are able to adeptly engage families and the Alkimos school community, as crucial to our school's success is the extent to which this sense of belonging and connectedness can be created. Our staff strive to create a highly collaborative learning environment.
Working with the Program Coordinator (ASD), teachers in the SLP-ASD will provide innovative and engaging classes for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing in mainstream public schools. Teachers in this program will demonstrate highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to an 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.
In addition to this, teachers at Alkimos Primary School showcase their prowess in using First Steps, Talk4Writing, cooperative learning strategies and associated principles of these. Use of ICT will also be a strength. Teachers and all staff will be an advocate for the importance of play in learning, taking advantage of the excellent nature playgrounds in our Early Childhood Education and primary areas. A commitment to implementing whole-school curriculum policies and programs will also be evident.
In implementing and upholding these ideals at Alkimos PS, our staff reflect an awareness of the types of services and support required by the students, families and the community of Alkimos and this northern coastal area in general. Underpinning our approaches is a clear recognition that students' learning outcomes and opportunities are maximised when robust non-academic strategies and beliefs are apparent.
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.
Want to Know More?
Further information about Alkimos Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information
Please contact Sarah Chaloner, Principal, by telephoning 9562 9800 or emailing Sarah.Chaloner@education.wa.edu.au .
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-five (3-5) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) pages 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)
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.
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 Wednesday, 21 August 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.