Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP590994
This is a permanent full-time position commencing January 2020
The School of Special Educational Needs: Disability (SSEN: D) is seeking a committed and effective leader to take up the role of Associate Principal.
SSEN: D operates within a federation of four schools including the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health, the School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory and the School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour & Engagement to provide a service to schools to build their capacity to support students with additional needs to achieve high-quality educational outcomes.
The SSEN: D Associate Principals are based at Statewide Services, although travel is sometimes required, and provide strategic leadership and operational support to a team of Heads of Specialist Areas (HOSAs), Program Coordinators, Consulting Teachers and to school leaders across geographical locations in Western Australia. The SSEN: D Associate Principals also contribute to SSEN: D’s role in supporting strategic initiatives of the Department of Education.
The position carries responsibilities for school improvement and accountability processes and the planning, monitoring and review of strategies in three key areas: service delivery, workforce development and productive relationships and partnerships.
The position requires the management of SSEND geographically based teams and supports the enhancement of professional understandings in one or more specialist area (Disability, Autism, Assistive Technology, Disability High Support and/or Learning Disabilities). This involves: support of operational systems; performance management and development; liaison with schools and regions regarding complex case support; case coordination; and professional learnings linked to whole- school, team, specialist area and small group needs.
The successful applicant/s will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and literacy skills; will be highly organised and have management experience; will demonstrate highly effective leadership of teachers and leaders to achieve quality outcomes for students; and will demonstrate knowledge of disability and WA public schools. There must be a willingness to travel when required.
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 manage physical and financial resources and to contribute to the delivery of high quality services and initiatives in an educational environment.
- considerable knowledge of Enrolment, Student Behaviour and Curriculum Assessment policies, and highly developed skills and experience in evidence based pedagogy, Response to Intervention Model, unified and responsive service, change management, staff development and school improvement initiatives related to disability education.
- highly developed organisational, conceptual and analytical skills with capacity to apply complex concepts in support of service improvement and policy and program development.
- highly developed communication, networking, teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people within the education community and a variety of other contexts.
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 School Of Special Education Needs: Disability can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Trudy Crick, HR Officer, by telephoning (08) 9402 6196 or emailing Trudy.Crick@education.wa.edu.au.
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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
- 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).
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 Friday, 25 October 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED