Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH711511
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 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
Working at Cassia Education Support Centre provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $13, 730 a year
- locality allowance of $3, 976 a year
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- subsidised accommodation where applicable
- free relocation
About the role
Suitable applicants would ideally have outstanding expertise and the ability to exemplify the school's vision and commitment towards developing a culture of excellence, through an Explicit Teaching approach that focuses on student engagement and wellbeing. Qualifications and/or extensive experience in using the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children method (TEACCH), Ability Based Learning Education (ABLEWA), Zones of Regulation, Digital Technologies and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) would be highly desirable.
Suitable applicants should be committed to making a difference in the lives of young people with extreme, complex and challenging behaviours across Kindergarten to Year 6. They should be motivated, practical, hardworking, and innovative and ideally possess outstanding interpersonal skills. They would need to possess excellent classroom practice, focusing on innovation and classroom management based on positive partnerships between students, education assistants, teachers and parents.
Cassia ESC is an education support school that provides specialist teaching and learning programs for children with disabilities and other high support needs. We cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, by providing tailored, educational programs for children with intellectual disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. We teach in small classes and cross set groups using a range of pedagogies. Our focus is on communication, academic success and providing basic functional skills to aid our student’s independence. Each class is supported by two or three education assistants, working as a collaborative team.
We value and celebrate the incredible diversity that is evident across our school community, as it provides a rich tapestry of experience that is ever changing and developing. Staff are supportive and respectful of each other and work as a team to ensure all students have the best opportunities to thrive and succeed. Our purpose is to effectively promote the abilities of each student and develop their confidence, knowledge and skills to equip them with competencies for a world beyond school. We have developed an enviable reputation for providing caring, inclusive and relevant education to all students.
The location and community
Port Hedland is the gateway and central hub connecting the Pilbara and the Kimberley. When travelling by road from the south, Port Hedland can be reached via the Great Northern Highway (inland road) or the North West Coastal Highway (via the coast). The roads differ in distance and the number of stops and attractions along the way, and both offer a fantastic road trip opportunity. To the north, Broome is 611 kilometres away via the Great Northern Highway. Pardoo and Sandfire Roadhouses, located north of Port Hedland on the Great Northern Highway are a welcome stopping point on the drive between Port Hedland and Broome.
Catch the views from Koombana Lookout. Explore the tidal creeks at Pretty Pool and Six Mile Creek. Being based on the coast means the town is fortunate to be home to native flora and fauna, such as the green birdflower (crotalaria cunninghamii) and flatback turtles. Wander along Cooke Point and catch the 'Staircase to the Moon' between May and October. During the winter months, you can enjoy the seasonal display of wildflowers.
For more information about Port Hedland visit Australia’s Northwest
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 Cassia Education Support Centre can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Priscilla Jadzinski, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 8560 or emailing Priscilla.Jadzinski@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Priscilla Jadzinski on 0407 985 943.
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.
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
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, 16 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.