Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE676189
Disability Services and Support are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join their friendly team as Senior Consultant’s.
We currently have the following positions available:
All positions will commence ASAP
The resourcing team is responsible for processing Individual Disability Allocation applications for students with an eligible disability. The successful applicants will possess a high level understanding of how students with disability may present in a classroom or school setting. Experience working as a teacher, special needs education assistant or therapist who has supported students with disability would be advantageous.
The Senior Consultants will possess an understanding of the educational adjustments required to enable students with disability to participate in the full school experience and have access to the curriculum and a program aligned to their specific learning needs. Senior Consultants assist school staff in applying for an Individual Disability Allocation through the Disability Resourcing System. High-level verbal and interpersonal skills are required to build positive relationships with schools. This may include presenting to networks and regions across the state on the use of the Disability Resourcing System as well as consulting with educators and other Department staff on complex cases.
The Senior Consultant’s will possess highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and an attention to detail when generating, collecting, reviewing and reporting on data to make informed judgements on students with disability. The successful applicants will assist in the preparation of responses related to students with disability therefore highly developed written and communication skills, including experience in the preparation of reports, correspondence, Ministerials and briefings, is highly desirable.
The Student Support Services Directorate is responsible for the delivery of integrated, state-wide services for networks, schools and teachers that support the engagement and wellbeing of every student. The services and support delivered through the Disability Services and Support Branch will provide the strategic management and coordination of policy, resourcing, services and support for students with disability.
The Disability Services and Support Branch is located within the Student Support Services Directorate, and part of Statewide Services. The goals of the branch are:
- all students with disability have access to a program aligned with their learning needs;
- all students with disability are able to participate in the full school experience;
- all students with disability will transition into meaningful post school options;
- there are demonstrable improvements in standards of achievement for students with disability; and parents/families and other stakeholders have high levels of satisfaction with the education provided for students with disability.
The services and support delivered through the Student Support Services Directorate are integrated with the Teaching and Learning Services Directorate, and all other functions of Statewide Services, to support the successful outcomes for all students. This is achieved through a focus on better integration of services with schools, students, families and external service providers, supporting schools and networks of schools to provide timely, responsive and effective support for each student and thereby creating expanded opportunities for students to develop the academic, personal and social competencies they will need to participate in the future workforce and society.
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 branch 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:
- Knowledge and understanding of the current legislation, policies, processes and issues associated with students with additional needs and experience in effectively applying that understanding.
- Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to deal effectively with change and generate innovative solutions.
- Highly developed verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build partnerships and integrate services both within and beyond the Department.
- Highly developed written communication skills, including experience in the preparation of reports, correspondence, Ministerials and briefings.
- Highly developed planning and organisational skills, including the ability to identify priorities and meet deadlines.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch 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.
For further job related information:
Please contact Orla Doyle, Principal Consultant, by telephoning (08) 9402 6458 or emailing Orla.Doyle@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 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 (3) 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- 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 Tuesday, 27 April 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED