Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA648078
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency
Are you a positive and skilled school administrator who strives to enhance the educational outcomes of students with additional learning needs?
Fremantle College is seeking an inspirational and motivated person to undertake the role of Coordinator for the Specialised Learning Program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Year 7-12.
Specialised learning programs for students with ASD are currently in 16 mainstream schools (primary and secondary). Students diagnosed with ASD and no accompanying Intellectual Disability are provided targeted evidence-based programs aimed at increasing age-appropriate academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation within a “homeroom” style model within the mainstream high school setting. Whilst accessing mainstream classes, students will have a clear timetabled program delivered by a skilled teacher with the aim to assist the student to manage mainstream education better, and make the transition to Upper school and life after school positive and successful.
The model of practice includes engagement and collaboration with families, other agencies, mainstream teachers, consulting teachers and school psychologists, as well as being an essential part of our Senior Leadership Team in the college.
The successful applicant will desirably possess knowledge of and a background in exceptional, contemporary, evidence-based standards of teaching that support secondary aged students with ASD. The successful applicant will need to provide evidence of their ability to lead a team of educators, to communicate effectively and to support the college to develop a school wide culture that embodies inclusive practice. You may be required to line manage an Education Assistant team as well as provide additional learning supports across the college. To be suitable for this role you are required to display leadership through example and professional conduct.
The College’s vision is to provide a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that delivers excellence in education for all students, including those in the specialised learning program. You will have a lead role in implementing this vision – which is aligned to our ethos and strategic plan, and, together with your team of Teaching staff and Education Assistants, you will implement whole school policies, processes and procedures, to ensure the highest possible outcomes in academic achievement, attendance, behaviour, and student wellbeing.
With an explicit focus on Positive Education (using the PERMAH framework), along with our values of Curiosity, Enthusiasm for Learning, Kindness, Perseverance, and Leadership, your work will ensure that the wellbeing of students with ASD, and additional learning needs, is monitored and supported so that they can learn and engage to the best of their ability. Your positive support of all staff will ensure they have strategies and knowledge of students so that they can provide excellent, inclusive learning environments for their students.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Experience, knowledge and skills in effectively explicit teaching principles in the development, implementation and evaluation of individualised educational programs.
- Professional knowledge, and the ability to apply this knowledge, to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for students.
- Highly developed leadership skills, including the ability to coordinate the deliver effective outcomes.
- High-level oral and written communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with people at all levels.
- High-level conceptual and analytical skills, together with the proven ability to provide innovative solutions to complex problems and issues.
Applications will be assessed against the 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 Fremantle College can be found by visiting www.fremantlecollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Emma Walker, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9338 8900 or emailing Emma.Walker@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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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:
- hold a recognised teaching qualification and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
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 Monday, 26 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.