Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH879976
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Please note that as of 1:20pm on Monday, 19 February 2024, there has been an amendment to some of the advert content and the closing date has been extended.
School Of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) is seeking a highly motivated and passionate Visiting Teacher to join their school site in Broome.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- attractive allowance of $10,210 a year approved to 31 December 2024
- locality allowance of $3,469 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
Visiting Teachers located in Broome in 2024 will receive up to an additional $10,210 per annum. Note that additional payments are gross, per annum amounts, and will be adjusted for tenure and work fraction.
The School provides educational support for children with hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to completion of school. SSEN: S is based at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury and supports children in both public and non-government schools throughout Western Australia.
SSEN: S operates the Deaf Education and Vision Education Programs to support eligible children, their schools and families. SSEN: S employs teachers with specialist skills and other specialist staff such as educational audiologists, school psychologists, braille transcribers, captioning officer, deaf education officers and educational interpreters. SSEN: S educational support occurs through the Early Childhood Service (0-4 years) or in students’ local schools with Visiting Teacher engagement.
As a Visiting Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, you will deliver targeted learning programs based on the Expanded Core Curriculum including areas such as language and communication, compensatory or access skills, and self-determination. Additionally, Visiting Teachers provide consulting support to schools and agencies in the provision of appropriate teaching and learning adjustments.
The successful applicant should display a sound understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and best classroom practices to cater for the needs of individual students with a sensory disability. Additionally, a sound knowledge of developing and implementing personalised learning plans, assessment tools and reporting to parents and schools in a timely manner is desired. As our service encompasses children from birth to Year 13, we are seeking teachers with experience in working with young children and/or school age children and their families. Additionally, the capacity to impart knowledge in a range of ways, including delivery of student learning, professional learning and coaching, in face to face and on-line/remote formats is desirable. Experience and understanding of working with students who access the curriculum via Auslan, Aboriginal students, and their families will be highly regarded.
It is highly desirable that applicants hold a Master of Special Education – Majoring in Deaf/Hard of Hearing or similar or are working towards this qualification. Suitable applicants will be required to complete an Auslan program, either by distance education or an in-house program.
SSEN: S staff benefit from working in a cohesive and collaborative team environment, sharing common goals and resources in supporting students, schools and parents across a state-wide service. SSEN: S provides opportunities to work state-wide with the provision of current and regular professional learning events, an induction and mentoring program for new and returning staff, and the opportunity to work in an environment of best practice which encourages innovative input of ideas from staff.
The role may involve extensive state-wide travel with overnight stays including long distance driving, some of which may be in remote locations. Successful applicants will be required to hold a current and valid ‘C' class drivers licence. Travel may involve the use of the employee’s own motor vehicle which must be registered, insured and in safe working order.
The Location and Community
Broome is a vibrant and attractive coastal town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is well resourced with facilities and services that enable an enjoyable lifestyle whilst we ensure high level outcomes for student learning. The area is rich and diverse both culturally and naturally. The school embraces all cultures within the community, working to reflect the identity of those we serve.
For more information about Broome visit Destination – Broome.
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 School Of Special Educational Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting ssens.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Fiona Bywaters, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9402 6407 or emailing email@example.com
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 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
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;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit 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 induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- 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 Wednesday, 6 March 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.