Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE843297
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2023
The Role and our Branch
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and committed educator to work within the Statewide Services division. Statewide Services provides the services and supports required by schools to enable student achievement, with a focus on those students and schools that need it most. The Disability and Inclusion directorate leads the implementation of system strategies and priorities to improve achievement and outcomes for students with disability and diverse learning needs.
Our directorate provides advice to schools and informs the development of strategies, professional learning, resources and tools for staff, to strengthen the capability of the profession in its work with students who have additional learning support needs. We are looking for a team member who has a thorough understanding of contemporary approaches to disability, alongside a deep connection and commitment to schools and the people in them.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
As Principal Education Officer, Professional Capability you will lead and facilitate opportunities for teachers to access practical support, information, professional learning and online resources to assist with the implementation of Department priorities to improve outcomes for students with disability and additional learning support needs.
As a part of this role, you will engage in research and analysis of school performance to identify areas for improvement and to inform the planning and delivery of services and support. You will assist school leadership teams to develop evidence-based approaches, systems and frameworks that support improved outcomes for students with diverse learning needs.
You will harness and build productive connections in consultation with schools and the profession and work within and across teams and business units to integrate service, support and advice to schools and the system.
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.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Substantial knowledge and understanding of contemporary, evidence-based practices related to teaching and learning and school improvement.
- Highly developed skills and extensive experience in developing and implementing successful teaching and learning initiatives, programs, projects or strategies at the school, region, network and/or system level.
- Ability to provide leadership and influence change related to teaching and learning.
- Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
- Highly developed oral and interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully undertake consultations, collaborations and negotiations with senior officers, school leaders and other stakeholders.
- Highly developed written communication skills, including experience in preparing reports, briefings and professional learning resources
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Natalie Walker, Manager - Disability and Inclusion by telephoning (08) 9402 6247 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
- the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 28 September 2023
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 division 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.