Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH610887
Are you a positive and talented teacher who strives to enhance their student’s educational outcomes?
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year.
Teachers of the Deaf will be responsible for delivering learning programs tailored to meet the educational needs and preferences of individual students and include academic and vocational pathways. Literacy, numeracy and communicative competency are priorities at Shenton College DEC, and the development of the student as a whole person empowered to take their place in society. Teachers of the Deaf will guide students by designing a learning environment that is supportive, stimulating and fosters independence. An aspect of this position would be to deliver Auslan as a LOTE.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess flexibility, teamwork and a collaborative approach as they will be required to work in a specialised support team as well as with Shenton College staff. It is highly desirable for suitable applicant to possesses strong information communication technology (ICT) skills, as ICT is integral to all learning programs at Shenton College DEC.
It is highly desirable for suitable applicants to have previous experience in a secondary school environment using fluent AUSLAN, combined with experience in linguistics in both English and AUSLAN. It is also highly desirable for suitable applicants to have an understanding of the use of cochlear implant and other audiological equipment. Knowledge and a positive approach in approaching the challenges of teenage mental health issues is also highly desirable.
Shenton College DEC is a secondary school co-located on site with Shenton College. This is a unique situation where Shenton College DEC is a separate school but operates without geographical boundaries within Shenton College. Shenton College DEC has formed a working relationship with Shenton College to develop an inclusive program to best meet the needs of each student. We are pleased to share a co-located learning environment with one of the top public schools in the state.
Our mission at Shenton College DEC, like the motto of Shenton College, “Much more than marks – Learning for life”, is to provide a quality educational environment for Deaf and hard of hearing students, which prepares them for the future. Access to the curriculum is provided via AUSLAN and English with an additional vital focus on supporting the use of audiological equipment where appropriate and necessary. The input of family and community is highly valued at Shenton College DEC and direct contact with families is appreciated and respected, taking place at least weekly. Families who are from different cultural backgrounds (e.g. Deaf or Aboriginal) have their circumstances taken into account when communicating with them.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
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 Shenton College Deaf Education Centre can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
Please contact Christine Dullard, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9366 9256 or emailing Christine.Dullard@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 two to three (2-3) 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 two to three (2-3) 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.
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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 Thursday 12 December 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.