Department of Education
North Metropolitan Education Region
Alkimos College
Teacher - Specialised Learning Program - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH588185

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2019

Are you a passionate and talented secondary teacher who has demonstrated a high standard of teaching ability and a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Alkimos College is seeking a highly skilled teacher to deliver specialised learning programs to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access mainstream education. The successful applicant will adopt evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD, without an intellectual disability. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply Western Australian curriculum is essential. As the successful applicant, you will be part of the secondary school staff and may over time, move between the specific role within the Specialised Learning Program for students with ASD and mainstream classes.

In collaboration with the Program Coordinator – Autism, teachers will provide innovative and engaging classes for our students and contribute to their sense of belonging and overall wellbeing. The successful applicant will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum.  He/she will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.

The Teacher – Autism, will work as part of a team of specialist staff; to support students in the program, as well as an integral role in raising awareness and understanding of autism across the wider school community. The successful applicant will have effective classroom management skills, a commitment to professional learning and a high level of participation in collaboration and team planning. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills, leading to successful transitions throughout their schooling, including post school options. All students with ASD will have access to innovative and flexible pathways and options for learning in a variety of environments.

The school may open as an Independent Public School, subject to appropriate community support and participation in development and transition programs.

Alkimos College in Alkimos will open for the start of the 2020 school year as a local intake secondary school. Initially the school will accommodate up to 250 Year 7 students in 2020 and grow to accommodate a total of 2000+ Year 7 to 12 students by 2025.

A strong vision and ethos will be focused on creating and maintaining a school culture of a ‘high performance and high care environment’ for students, staff and the community. With a clear focus on high expectations of the student cohort, the purpose is to ensure that all students are well prepared for their future and have opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to achieve their individual potential. This will be complemented by a strong focus on student engagement and mental health and well-being.

Alkimos College is one of only sixteen schools chosen to have a Specialised Autism Learning Program, with the program already in place at Alkimos Primary School, providing students with a seamless K-12 program, if required. There will also be an academic extension pathway and a whole school approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) to provide ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ lessons for students.

A coaching paradigm will underpin all aspects of self-assessment, planning and review, performance development, classroom observation and feedback and be used with students as part of the well-being program. Experience in or a strong desire to engage in a coaching culture is highly desirable.

A partnership founded on strong relationships between students, staff, parents and the community will be the enduring platform upon which the school is built.

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 Alkimos College can be found by visiting Schools Online or via Facebook

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Nancy McNally, Principal, by telephoning 0416 078 550 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 maximum four (4) page statement addressing the work related requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) recent work related referees - (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.

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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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three 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 Tuesday, 23 July 2019



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2019-07-23 4:30 PM