Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH788630
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year.
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and energetic Education Support teachers who are seeking to join a highly collaborative and dedicated team of educators who have the shared school vision of “Every Child, Every Opportunity”. The Leda Education Support Centre (ESC) community believe that all children can learn and suitable applicants will support and continue to build upon the schools’ vision and values, which are embedded across the school. This vision underpins the values and strategic direction of Leda ESC with the focus on the individual needs of each student.
We believe that children learn best when in a highly supportive, safe and collaborative learning environment, so suitable applicants will ideally have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to foster and maintain positive, professional working relations with staff, students, parents and the wider community. Experience in delivering evidence-based programs to enhance student outcomes is highly desirable. Ideally you will have a deep knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies suitable for students with a range of disabilities, including Intellectual Disability, multiple physical disabilities and high needs Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Suitable applicants will focus on the development of the whole child as our aim is to support our students to develop their resilience and confidence to tackle challenges in a positive manner. Leda ESC staff support each individual child to not only achieve their educational goals but to thrive socially and emotionally. At Leda ESC we support students using Positive Behaviour Support, Team Teach principles and the Zones of Regulation so a deep and practical demonstration of how this is embedded in your practice is desirable. Teachers 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. Our pastoral care programs include a School Chaplain, Drumbeat, Lego club and Boy’s club that aim to provide opportunities for positive student wellbeing.
Applicants will ideally be genuine innovators that are prepared to be flexible, adaptive, engaging and highly reflective educators. Our school priorities of Communication, Positive Behaviour Support, Literacy, Mathematics and Protective Behaviours are at the forefront of our educational plans and the ability to integrate these priorities across the learning areas is also beneficial. A working knowledge of the WA Curriculum, Ability Based Learning Education Western Australia (ABLEWA), Letters and Sounds; Talk4Writing, National Quality Standard (NQS) and Early Intervention strategies and Early Childhood qualifications is also advantageous along with a thorough understanding of how to use ACC, including Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) and other communication devices for students with complex communication needs. Experience in leading classroom teams, managing Education Assistants, the use of Reporting to Parents and the how to create Individual Education Plans is ideal.
Leda ESC shares a site with Leda Primary School and integrates students into the mainstream environment where possible. A positive working relationship with mainstream is key to the success of integration opportunities, so experiences in building and maintaining professional relationships is ideal. The school was opened in 1992 and became an Independent Public School in 2015. Our school population lives in the south western corridor filtering into Baldivis, Settlers Hills and surrounding suburbs.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 Leda Education Support Centre can be found by visiting www.ledaeducationsupportcentre.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Kelly Barker Principal by telephoning (08) 9414 2080 or emailing Kelly.Barker@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 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 four (4) 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;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
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, 1 December 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.