Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH645199
Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre (SESC) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.
As an Education Support Teacher you will have care and consideration for students with special educational needs, demonstrate highly effective teaching practices and a willingness to seek constant improvement in your own practice. Education Support Teachers at Belridge SESC are able to work across all year levels and with a diverse range of disabilities.
Suitable applicants will ideally have qualifications or experience in Special Education (or commit to pursue further education in this area). You will be committed to excellence in teaching, have effective classroom management skills to enhance student wellbeing and personal responsibility and embrace the school’s Positive Behaviour ethos of being – Safe, Respectful and Responsible. You will be flexible, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to professional learning and demonstrate a high-level of participation in collaborative team planning. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge about a range of disabilities and associated strategies with a willingness to develop this knowledge and be open to innovative practice. Teachers in an education support environment are also expected to positively manage a team of education assistants within their classroom.
Belridge SESC is a Secondary Education Support Centre that focuses on achieving the best outcome for each individual student with emphasis on Individual Education Planning linked to the Australian Curriculum, ASDAN and Accredited Senior School courses and programs. In 2021 Belridge SESC expects to continue to cater for in excess of 130 secondary aged students with a diverse range of educational needs in Years 7 to 12.
Students are provided with programs in an educationally enhancing and stimulating environment. Middle school secondary school students participate in a range of educational programs to enhance their social, emotional and academic growth and well-being. Senior school students participate in work experience type programs with enterprise and vocational education being the lynchpin that drives the upper school curriculum to best prepare our students for life beyond school.
The ultimate goal for all students is to become life-long learners through the provision of the highest quality educational opportunities. They are encouraged to achieve to the very best of their individual abilities throughout their secondary schooling. Successful independent living, career development and transition from school to work or alternative pathways beyond school are the desired outcomes for all students with foundations being set across all learning areas from Year 7 onwards.
There is a strong commitment by staff at Belridge SESC to working as part of a team and accepting leadership roles and responsibilities beyond their classroom. All staff are expected to build positive relationships with students, parents/carers and other staff. Staff are encouraged to attend relevant, ongoing professional development sessions and to take an active part in decision making at the Centre. We are committed to maximising the educational achievement of all students, promoting acceptance and tolerance of individual differences in self and others, and encouraging open and positive communication with all stakeholders. Students are consistently given clear guidelines for appropriate behaviour at school and behaviour management strategies are implemented in a positive, rational and professional manner in collaboration with parents.
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 Belridge SESC can be found by visiting www.belridgesesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
Please contact Jenine Wall, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9408 8050 or emailing Jenine.Wall@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Jenine Wall, Principal, on 0436 806 383.
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 domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, 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:
- 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, 12 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.