Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH803102
Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies for the remainder of the 2023 school year.
As an Education Support Teacher, you should show care and consideration for students with special educational needs, demonstrate highly effective teaching practices and a willingness to seek constant improvement in your own practice.
Joining the team at Belridge Secondary ESC means suitable applicants should strive to be passionate about making a difference and teaching our amazing students. We are looking for highly professional, motivated, collaborative, and innovative Education Support teachers wanting to work in an exciting and supportive school. Suitable applicants should be reflective teachers with a commitment to continuous professional growth that leads to exemplary teaching practice. The establishment of positive relationships and communication with students, parents, staff, therapists, and outside agencies is pivotal to improve student outcomes and create safe and supportive learning environments. Suitable applicants who are motivated to develop our students’ abilities in all curriculum areas as well as the development of student social and emotional skills, communication, and self-management and care are highly encouraged to apply.
Belridge SESC is a Secondary Education Support Centre that focuses on achieving the best outcome for each individual student. The Centre’s emphasis is on Individual Education Planning linked to the Australian Curriculum, (Years 7 – 10) and Endorsed Programs, VET and WPL programs (Years 11 and 12). In 2023 Belridge SESC expects to continue to cater for more than 140 secondary aged students with a diverse range of educational needs in Years 7 to 12. The use of many evidence based strategies and practices are utilised and familiarity or awareness of these are desirable such as: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Direct Instruction (DI), Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH), and the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. As a school we are committed to providing our staff with appropriate and targeted professional learning across all of these and other areas.
We have high expectations of our students and work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders to provide authentic and relevant programs. Programs include the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN), School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Endorsed Programs, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and middle school programs that align with the Western Australian Curriculum.
There is a strong commitment by staff at Belridge Secondary ESC to working as part of a team and accepting leadership roles and responsibilities beyond their classroom. All staff are expected to build positive relationships with students, parents/carers, and other staff. Staff are encouraged to attend relevant, ongoing professional development sessions and to take an active part in decision making at the Centre. We are committed to maximising the educational achievement of all students, promoting acceptance and tolerance of individual differences in self and others, and encouraging open and positive communication with all stakeholders. Students are consistently given clear guidelines for appropriate behaviour at school and behaviour management strategies are implemented in line with the school’s developed PBS framework which is implemented in a positive, rational and professional manner in collaboration with parents.
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 Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre can be found by visiting belridgesesc.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 Jenine Wall, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9408 8050 or emailing Jenine.Wall@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period please contact Stephanie Camkin on 0409 379 922 or by emailing Stephanie.Camkin@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 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 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.
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.
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
- 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 Monday, 01 May 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.