Please note that as of Thursday 1 April at 9am there has been an update to the job advertisement, with regards to the position description.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA676650
This is a ten (10) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021
Albany Senior High School seeks to appoint a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Program Coordinator - Student Services (Differentiation) with outstanding interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership in differentiation, positive support and student engagement across the school.
As the successful applicant you will be motivated by the unique leadership opportunity to further establish an environment that focuses on every student, every learning opportunity, every day. You will be a vital member of the school’s leadership team committed to improving students’ lives through learning and achievement. The Program Coordinator will lead the development, review and implementation of the Students at Educational Risk Plan at Albany SHS. The successful applicant will support staff in the delivery of teaching and learning for students with disabilities (diagnosed or imputed) or who are disengaged, by building partnerships with teachers, parents and external agencies and ensuring reasonable adjustments and alternative programs are provided. As well as being instrumental in leading targeted intervention programs to ensure the individual learning needs of every student are being effectively catered for so they reach their potential.
The successful applicant will ideally have effective leadership qualities including the capacity to strategically lead evidence-based improvements, and to build and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and a range of agencies and service providers. An extensive knowledge of disabilities and evidence based approaches will be highly desirable in order to lead and manage the implementation of tiered interventions, pastoral care, targeted support and development programs for students. These strategies are integral to enhancing student engagement to ensure high social, emotional and educational outcomes for all students.
The successful applicant will ideally possess a high level of understanding of the case management of students that includes knowledge of effective intervention, monitoring and reporting strategies. They will provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all students across Albany SHS.
• Mentor and support teachers to write Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
• Review and refine allocation and rosters of Education Assistants (EA’s) and AIEO’s to support teachers and students.
• Complete performance management processes for all Education Assistants.
• Oversee ASDAN delivery and moderation processes.
• Support transition processes and post school pathway planning for students.
• Source and promote Professional Learning to groups of staff to enhance their capacity to cater for the needs of students with a disability.
• Coach staff in their development of differentiated teaching and learning pedagogies and curriculum.
• Work collaboratively with the School Psychologist and Program Coordinators Student Services, on interventions for students at educational risk.
• Initiate and liaise with visiting teachers to establish appropriate support for staff in catering for student need.
• Oversee maintenance of Individual Disability Allowance applications and accuracy in consultation with the School Psychologist and external agencies.
• Develop programs to engage students at educational risk due to disability.
• Work collaboratively with the Deputy Principal in reviewing and refining approaches to NCCD planning, monitoring and accountability.
• Undertake a teaching role depending on the needs of the school.
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:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
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 Albany Senior High School can be found by visiting www.albanyshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Melissa Walker, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9841 0444 or emailing Melissa.Walker@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Melissa Walker, on 0484 189 736.
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch.
- A CV of up to two (2) 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
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching 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 Accountability 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, 19 April 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.