Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS635910
The School Of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN:S) is seeking to establish a pool of energetic, motivated and aspirational Deaf Education Officers for appointments to permanent, fixed-term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2021.
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The School provides educational support for children with a hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to completion of school. SSEN: S is based at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury and supports children in both public and non-government schools throughout Western Australia.
SSEN: S operates the Deaf Education and Vision Education programs to support eligible children, their schools and families. SSEN: S employs teachers with specialist skills and other specialist staff such as educational audiologists, school psychologists, braille transcribers, captioner, Deaf education officers and educational interpreters.
The Deaf Education Officer will assist in the coordination and delivery of the support programs offered to deaf or hard of hearing students and their families. Additionally, they will be a role model and mentor to assist with identity development and cultural awareness for students enrolled in Sensory Deaf Education and encourage the development of student resilience by demonstrating how to overcome everyday challenges of deafness.
The Deaf Education Officer will support teachers of the deaf and classroom teachers to meet the educational and cultural needs of deaf and hard of hearing with the delivery of curriculum, in Auslan, including implementing individual student or small group programs. The Deaf Education Officer will collate, analyse and report on students’ Auslan language samples in collaboration with professional staff.
SSEN: S staff benefit from working in a cohesive and collaborative team environment, sharing common goals and resources in supporting students, schools and parents across a state-wide service. SSEN:S provides opportunities to work state-wide with the provision of current and regular professional learning events, an induction and mentoring program for new and returning staff, and the opportunity to work in an environment of best practice which encourages innovative input of ideas from staff.
Suitable applicants will be a native user of Auslan and have a knowledge and understanding of the Deaf community and its culture. Suitable applicants will have experience working in an educational setting with individuals or small groups of students, combined with a high level of organisational skills to assist with planning and delivery of Auslan programs to assist those students.
Appointments will be made to the SSEN: S base located at Statewide Specialist Services in Padbury. In addition, Deaf Education Officers may also be required to visit schools and hubs in north and south metropolitan regions Such travel may involve the use of the employees own motor vehicle which must be registered, insured and in safe working order and a valid driver’s license is required.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Knowledge and sound understanding of the Deaf Community and its culture.
- Good written, communication skills and well developed Auslan language skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with students, teachers, parents, community members and other stakeholders regarding educational and social impact of hearing loss.
- Skills and experience in working with individual or small groups of students.
- Organisational skills including ability to identify problems and provide solutions to assist in the delivery of an effective Auslan education program
Applications will be assessed against these 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 the School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting www.ssens.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Kara Passi, Coordinator Consultant Teacher Service, by telephoning 0478 487 649 or emailing email@example.com
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 school
- 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:
- be a native user of Auslan;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- possess a C Class Driver’s Licence
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
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 Accountable 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, 6 August 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.