Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH848879
CONNECT, LEARN and THRIVE
Are you an excellent teacher who wants to make a positive difference?
This is a six (6) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Please be advised that as of 3:50pm Thursday, 19 October 2023, the closing date has been extended
School Of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) is seeking a proficient and enthusiastic teacher to join our school site located in Geraldton.
About our School
SSEN: MMH are responsive to diverse student needs within a holistic framework of family, the enrolled school (both government and non-government), other SSEN and Statewide Services teams, community support systems and the health community. Co-teaching is an imperative element of our school, to meet the educational needs of students and serve as a link between Health and Education. Staff also work with multi-disciplinary health teams, in addition to collaborating with other teachers and support staff.
About the Role
The Visiting Teacher works within the multi-disciplinary team at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the Midwest to support the educational, medical and psychosocial needs of students and serve as a link between Health and Education.
The main objective of the role is to consolidate and develop health and education partnerships. by improving communication and collaboration between CAMHS and schools in the Midwest Region. Teachers enhance educational outcomes for students with mental health issues, and improve liaison between CAMHS clinicians, schools, and regional staff in support of students reaching their potential.
The successful applicant will ideally possess a breadth of curriculum knowledge and sound understanding of education systems. You should be able to provide comprehensive information and develop strategies to assist schools to enhance outcomes for referred students. The role requires sound knowledge of education across years K-12 and the associated pedagogy. Applicants will ideally display tact and diplomacy, effective negotiation skills and empathy. Working collaboratively with others and being open to their opinions and perspectives is highly desirable to ensure that as a team we meet school and vulnerable student needs.
About the community
The City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) is one of 9 regions of Western Australia and has much to offer in terms of sport, culture and tourism. With a population of approximately 40,000, the CGG covers an area of approximately 472,000 square kilometres and includes the towns of Mullewa and Walkaway. Apart from the significant sporting and cultural activities on offer, Geraldton itself is renowned for its quality lifestyle.
For more information visit - www.visitgeraldton.com.au
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.
For more information about the dynamic team at SSEN: MMH and the exciting employment opportunities we have to offer, please watch the video about SSEN:MMH by pressing the play button below. This is the place you'll want to be!
Further information about School Of Special Educational Needs: Medical And Mental Health can be found by visiting ssenmmh.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Deb de lacy Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 6456 0383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Debbie de Lacy on 0434 074 348
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
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 Wednesday, 25 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.