Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH649239
Are you an inspirational and experienced Education Support teacher seeking an opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a culture of high care and engagement?
Balcatta Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to establish a pool 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.
Commencing at the beginning of 2021, Balcatta SHS will be launching a new Education Support Programme, designed to provide a comprehensive education experience for students with special education needs. Suitable applicants will be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and wellbeing in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Flexibility within the new programme will be essential as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. Suitable applicants will display high standards of professionalism and will embrace opportunities for collaboration within the school community.
Suitable applicants will have a strong focus on ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment, and will be experienced in supporting education assistants to deliver evidence-based, best practice programs to enhance student outcomes. Ideally you will be a flexible, adaptive teacher and have specialist knowledge and skills related to students with disability, including Intellectual Disability (ID), multiple physical disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Suitable applicants should be able to manage class teams and liaise with parents and therapists to meet the educational and care needs of the students. Applicants who are passionate about teaching in an education support environment are encouraged to apply.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess a sound understanding of the ABLEWA Curriculum Stages A to D and a substantial knowledge of Reporting to Parents Special Education Needs Schools Resourcing, Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD). Experience using a range of assessment and reporting methods to monitor student achievement in relation to learning outcomes and the ability to plan purposeful, relevant and authentic learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs will be highly regarded. A main component of those role will involve overseeing the development of meaningful and measurable Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and ensuring that IEPs outline functional curriculum objectives and support the whole child.
We are seeking applicants who are highly motivated with a collaborative approach to create an environment where students and staff excel. You will desirably possess highly developed communication skills and have the ability to develop successful working relationships with staff, students, parents and our partners in education. The ability to incorporate accessibility technology and information and communications technology (ICT) into learning programs will be highly advantageous.
About the School
Balcatta SHS is an Independent Public School with around 700 student enrolments and is situated in the northern suburbs of Perth. The school is currently undergoing expansion, renovation and refurbishment of the buildings. Our updated buildings incorporating the latest in technology and resources, are planned to be completed by the commencement of the 2021 school year. As an Independent Public School, we make decisions at the local level to ensure all of our students are successful and to better meet the needs of our school community. We offer our students a personalised education and caring environment. Our teachers and support staff know their students and are committed to creating positive and engaging learning experiences where students achieve to their full potential. There is a strong future focused approach in meeting student needs with an emphasis on increasing levels of integrated technology across all learning areas. Balcatta SHS offers a Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program, an Approved Specialist Program in Dance and has a balanced and stimulating curriculum embedding Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) opportunities across all year levels.
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 Balcatta Senior High School can be found by visiting www.balcattashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information
Please contact Cathie Bonner, Associate Principal – Balcatta Senior High School by telephoning on 0434 020 157 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 three to four (3-4) 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 eight (8) 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; 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 Friday, 23 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.