Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH633965
Castlereagh School is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2021.
Castlereagh School motivates children and young adults aged four to 18 in a vibrant, nurturing, educational environment. Whilst we foster academic skills through the Western Australian Curriculum, we also place great value on independent living, enterprise and social skills, encouraging our students to be as independent as possible. We regard every student to be an individual with their unique strengths, needs and learning preferences.
All students have complex communication and learning needs and are provided with a well-balanced educational experience with a literacy and communication focus. Castlereagh implements the Comprehensive Literacy approach with daily Literacy Block sessions of Guided & Shared Reading, Writing, Self-Selected Reading and Working with Words and Letters. As effective communication partners all staff have their own Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication book and wear and use this throughout the school day. Staff use their PODD to have conversations, teach, interact with students and to support meaningful communication in everyday situations.
Our class and specialist teachers provide students with rigorous, meaningful and engaging experiences which encourage every student to learn and to grow. We build high expectations for learning in teachers, parents and students. Castlereagh School Teachers are encouraged to commit to high level collaboration as part of the whole school and phase of schooling collaborative planning teams.
Teachers share a significant responsibility in preparing young people to lead successful and productive lives. Suitable applicants should be highly motivated, innovative and have high level interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents, students and the school community; be extremely collaborative and work to improve the outcomes of all children and young adults in a team environment; monitor, review and report on the achievements of students by creating individualised learning plans, maintaining relevant, rigorous and valid programing, data collection and reporting systems; and actively engage in self-refection to improve their practice and engage in observation and feedback practices to develop their understanding of our whole school programs and pedagogy.
Suitable applicants will be supported with Comprehensive Literacy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and ASDAN professional learning to assist them in developing individual learning programs for Castlereagh students. Applicants are required to implement the Western Australian Curriculum and senior school curriculum whilst implementing the ASDAN Programs (Years 7-12).
Castlereagh School is the home of the ASDAN WA State Coordinator and Moderator Ms Jacqueline Burns (Castlereagh’s Principal). All teachers Year 7 -12 engage with the ASDAN Programs.
As part of the Willetton Education Precinct, Castlereagh has a strong relationship with Willetton Senior High School and Burrendah Primary School providing cross campus opportunities for students and staff.
Teachers at all phases of their career are encouraged to apply. Previous education support experience is highly desirable, but if you are committed and motivated about supporting students with disability and complex needs achieve their educational goals, we at Castlereagh provide strong mentoring and support for the right applicants.
Applicants with AUSTSWIM qualifications would also be encouraged to apply, to assist with our Swimming and Hydrotherapy Program.
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 Castlereagh 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 Jacqueline Burns, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9266 6100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the vacation period, please contact Jacqueline Burns, Principal, on 0402 333 855.
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 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 three (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.
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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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 Monday, 27 July 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.