Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH846693
Westminster 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 which may arise during the 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
Our vision is that ‘We inspire all students in a supportive environment and encourage opportunities for success’ Our school values are “We are respectful, we are resilient and we build positive relationships”.
Westminster ESC is a dynamic and vibrant school providing a safe, friendly student- focussed learning environment for our students. We offer various programs designed to develop our students' needs academically, socially and emotionally.
We share a campus with Westminster Primary School. This provides our students with an opportunity for integration and inclusion, through participation in whole school activities and the chance to take part in mainstream classes.
We are ideally seeking high-quality teachers who are enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, and challenging behaviours. Ideally, applicants should possess an in-depth understanding of evidence-based practice and specialist education support pedagogy. We are seeking applicants in primary aged classes, and innovative Duties Other Than Teaching (DOTT) provision such as The Arts.
It would be highly desirable for the suitable applicants to possess a skill set that includes knowledge of Alternative Augmentative Communication, differentiated teaching and learning, individual visual supports systems, Positive Behaviour Support, including functional behaviour assessment, self-regulation strategies, and Digital Technologies.
Our teaching staff are diverse and consists of graduate to lead teachers. We focus on developing our staff by providing comprehensive support to build the skills and capacity. Applications from teachers at all stages of career development are encouraged.
Westminster Education Support Centre is a thriving learning community with an absolute determination to focus on continued improvement in all that we do. At Westminster ESC we believe that everyone has an integral part to play in ensuring our high standards are met and exceeded time after time. Ours is a dynamic and vibrant school which provides a rich and relevant curriculum which is responsive to the needs of each individual in a supportive, safe, stimulating and inclusive environment. We believe that all students are capable of learning and achieving individual outcomes.
We support students by scaffolding concepts and adapting programs to give them the best opportunities to grow in confidence and to achieve at a level that is developmentally appropriate.
Through individualised programs we are able to move the students along their continuum of learning.
With encouragement and support, students are able to participate in all learning areas and achieve their individual outcomes. By learning relevant life skills students are enabled to participate and contribute in the wider community with confidence and dignity.
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 Westminster Education Support Centre can be found by visiting westminsteresc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Carmen Lopez, Principal by telephoning (08) 9413 5000 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Carmen Lopez on 0422 928 963
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 three (3) 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 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;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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 Monday, 9 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.