Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH712455
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you a passionate and talented primary teacher who has displayed a high standard of teaching ability and a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Heathridge Primary School (PS) is seeking a Kindergarten/Pre-Primary Teacher to work in the early intervention classroom in the specialist learning program to support nine students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is an early intervention classroom run in a mainstream setting. The teacher will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD without a diagnosed intellectual disability, whilst having knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum.
At Heathridge PS we support students using Positive Behaviour Support, TeamTeach principles and the Zones of Regulation, so a deep and practical understanding of how this is embedded in your practice is highly desirable. The successful applicant should have the ability to look beyond behaviour to the deeper reasons and function of the behaviour and utilise “out of the box thinking” when planning supportive strategies.
In collaboration with the Program Coordinator (Autism), you will provide innovative and engaging lessons for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing to prepare them for mainstream public education. You will ideally have experience in developing, implementing and reviewing meaningful and appropriate Individual Education Plans that not only outline functional curriculum objectives but supports the whole child through targeted social-emotional skills, self-regulation and independence. Experience in using Discrete Trial Training, Zones of Regulation, Positive Behaviour Support, Independent Schedules, Functional Behaviour Analysis and Applied Behaviour Analysis is highly desirable. Knowledge of Special Education Need Reporting to Parents (SEN-RTP) and Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia (ABLEWA) is favoured.
The successful applicant will manage a team of Education Assistants to create a safe and supportive learning environment for students. They will engage with and contribute to the school community and work collaboratively with families, therapists, and outside agencies to improve student outcomes. The successful applicant should have a high level of skill and knowledge related to delivering evidenced-based interventions and programs based on the principles of explicit teaching, direct instruction and Applied Behavioural Analysis such as Discrete Trial Training. A commitment to participating in relevant ongoing professional learning and providing professional support to others is highly desirable. The successful applicant should display the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a climate of respect and fairness when supporting or liaising with members of the school community.
Heathridge PS is located approximately twenty five kilometres north of the city of Perth. Heathridge PS is a small, caring school where current enrolments are 220 from Kindergarten to Year 6 with 22% being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is a dedicated and professional teaching and non-teaching staff who are committed to meeting the needs of students and the school community. Heathridge PS is a dynamic learning community where members work collaboratively to give every child the opportunity to realise their full potential.
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 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 Heathridge Primary School can be found by visiting heathridgeps.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 Denise Pires, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9233 8950 or emailing Denise.Pires@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 five (5) 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- Hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). 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, 5 November 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.