Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH647085
This is a permanent full-time (1.0FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Are you a passionate and talented secondary teacher who has demonstrated a high standard of teaching ability and a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Ashdale Secondary College (SC) is seeking a highly skilled and gifted teacher to deliver specialist learning programs to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access mainstream education. You will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD without a diagnosed intellectual disability. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum is essential. As the successful applicant, you will be part of the secondary school staff and may over time, move between the specific role within the Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD and mainstream class roles.
In collaboration with the Program Coordinator (Autism), you will provide innovative and engaging classes for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing in mainstream public secondary schools. The successful applicant of this program will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. You will also apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.
The Transition Support Teacher will work as part of a team of specialist staff to support students in the program as well as an integral role in raising awareness and understanding of autism across the wider College community. The successful applicant will have effective classroom management skills to enhance student well-being, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to professional learning and a high level of participation in collaboration and team planning. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills leading to successful transitions throughout their schooling including post school options. All students with ASD will have access to innovative and flexible pathways and options for learning in a variety of environments including school, TAFE, universities and the workplace.
Ashdale SC is a distinctive, world class, educational community of excellence where all students are motivated to strive to achieve their best and to realise their potential in a values-rich environment. The focus of the College is on student engagement and wellbeing so that they feel valued at all times. The College measures its effectiveness through the achievement and character of our students and the integral part it plays in the community. A partnership founded on strong relationships between students, teachers, parents and the community is the enduring platform upon which the College is built.
Students at Ashdale are equipped with, and confident in the use of, new blends of skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their individual potential throughout their lives. They are also developing the capabilities necessary for healthy living and lifelong learning. They are building social and emotional resilience, supported by clear, ethical and effective pastoral care. This ensures students are given the opportunities to develop the confidence they need to play an active part in the life of their school, family, community and nation while being successfully prepared for future transitions from home to school to work or further study.
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 in relation to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder without a diagnosed intellectual disability:
- Apply evidence-based pedagogy for improving student outcomes relevant to the WA curriculum.
- Knowledge and/or a commitment to participate in relevant training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), positive behaviour support and a range of evidenced-based teaching practices to improve student outcomes.
- Monitor, review and report on the performance of students by creating individualised learning plans, maintaining relevant, rigorous and valid programming, data collection and reporting systems.
- Efficiently deploy resources and manage a team of education assistants to ensure program fidelity.
- Demonstrate high level interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents, students and the school community.
Want to Know More?
Further information about Ashdale Secondary College can be found by visiting www.ashdalesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Vanessa May, Program Coordinator SALP, by telephoning (08) 9302 7100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I Apply?
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 Specialist Teaching Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Primary) program will 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.
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 (3) 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 five (5) 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 Thursday, 29 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.