Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP748173
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Are you a passionate, motivated and team-oriented educational leader with a passion for supporting students with special educational needs?
Newton Moore Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking to appoint a dynamic, compassionate and highly motivated Deputy Principal to join their school from Term 3, 2022.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about Education Support. You will ideally have a deep understanding of disability, student behaviour and the complexities these entail alongside a ‘toolbox’ for supporting these complexities.
Newton Moore ESC is an Independent Public School catering to 70 students from Year 7 to 13, nestled in the thriving and idyllic coastal city of Bunbury, Western Australia, 180 km south of Perth. From the proven success of our innovative programs, to the passionate engagement, professionalism, and commitment of our teachers and education assistants, who deliver rewarding educational and life skills to our students, Newton Moore ESC is quite simply ‘Dynamic & Different’. Those two words would be a concise yet accurate description of the type of Deputy Principal best suited to our school.
The successful applicant will ideally hold qualifications or have relevant experience in teaching students with special needs. You should have a deep understanding of the functions of student behaviour in the context of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, and trauma backgrounds. The ability to be a great communicator and build strong positive relationships with students and families under difficult circumstances is highly desirable. The successful applicant should also be able to provide advice and support to teachers in developing, implementing, and evaluating suitable interventions for students presenting with complex issues, in line with the school’s positive behaviour approach.
We are looking for applicants who ideally have skills or experience in:
- Understanding and supporting positive behaviours in students with a disability and having leadership in developing colleagues to implement evidence-based strategies for improvement;
- Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) knowledge and implementation across a school setting;
- Planning, implementing and communicating effective whole school processes;
- The ability to cope well with frequent unpredictability. As our students have a range of special needs and as such, our approach and thinking must be flexible;
- A deep understanding of the true meaning of a student-centred 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 staff, 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 Newton Moore Education Support Centre can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Jo Van Der Plas, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bunbury, by telephoning (08) 9722 2480 or emailing Johanna.Vanderplas@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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school.
- 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 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;
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- 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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au).
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Monday, 23 May 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.