Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH824166
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023
We are seeking a dedicated and ideally experienced Senior Secondary teacher – Special Needs to join our Malibu team.
Our dedicated staff deliver personalised programs that are focused on developing engagement and independence and skills for life towards our vision for ‘A Future Without Limits'. The successful applicant should exhibit a commitment to our school vision, values and priorities for a meaningful and relevant curriculum, high quality teaching, a positive learning environment and strong family and community partnerships.
Senior students at Malibu School participate in a range of classroom and community-based learning opportunities that enhance skill development and independence aligned to each child’s pathway preference. Formal recognition for learning is attained through enrolment in School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Endorsed programs (such as Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) certificates and Authority Developed Workplace Learning), Senior Secondary Courses (such as Preliminary Units for English and Mathematics) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications and Units of Competencies, relevant to each child’s pathway preferences.
This role requires identifying, developing and implementing relevant and achievable pathway learning for students who are working towards successful transitions beyond school. The successful applicant should be a genuine innovator who displays creative planning and instructional flexibility, drawing on a knowledge of evidence-based teaching strategies to implement differentiated learning and assessment approaches that further students’ Personal, Social, Literacy and Numeracy development.
Teaching and learning content is hands-on and practical, supporting skill development in the areas of communication, personal care, independent living, community access, employability, protective behaviour, social emotional learning and transition skills. Competent use of a range of technologies and displayed experience in integrated planning, across a range of Senior Secondary programs, is highly regarded.
The successful applicant should possess effective interpersonal skills to develop a strong rapport with students, staff, families and therapists and will advocate as part of an effective team to promote success for all students. The successful applicant will be responsible for the planning and delivery of each students’ personalised education programs, both at school and during offsite activities, with a particular focus on supporting student access, engagement, independence and achievement of clearly defined outcomes documented in the student’s Individual Education Plan. In consultation with the school leadership team, teacher colleagues, Education Assistants, parents/caregivers and School Psychologist or relevant professionals, this will include contributing to the design, implementation and review of Individual Education, Behaviour, Acts of Daily Living, Transition, Travel and other documented plans. The successful applicant will also be involved in the ongoing review of student progress and maintaining records regarding student achievement.
Malibu School is an education support Kindergarten to year 12 school located in Safety Bay for students with intellectual and/or physical disability. With a strong reputation for providing a high high-quality personalised education for students whose needs are complex, our Malibu community believe all children can learn, that students will develop skills aligned with their interest, abilities and aspirations across all curriculum areas and that the social, emotional, physical and educational development of all children is best facilitated when parents, teachers, specialists and therapists work together as partners in the process.
Grounds and office staff, education assistants and social trainers, teachers and leadership teams contribute to our strong community, committed to providing individualised, challenging and rewarding learning experiences that are responsive to each student. A commitment to think out of the box while building positive relationships with our students, parents, staff and community members is essential.
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 Malibu School can be found by visiting Malibuschool.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 Merrilee Wright, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9553 8450 or emailing Merrilee.Wright@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 written statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, with evidence of outcomes and impact of claims explored, 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;
- 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 Wednesday, 14 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.