Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH789112
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
In 2023, Hampton Senior High School (SHS) will open a new Specialist Learning Program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are looking for a Teacher - Specialist Learning Program ASD, to deliver this specialist learning program to support students ASD to access mainstream education.
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 in mainstream public secondary schools. Teachers of this program will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.
The program provides specialist and intensive support to students with Autism. This includes ASD students without intellectual impairment, who have the capacity to learn or near their academic year level standard with support, but they may have specific social and emotional development needs that are related to their Autism. As 2023 will be the first year of the program, the successful applicant will work with the ASD Program Coordinator to develop the program including designing innovative and engaging lessons for our students.
Teachers of this program will develop highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. They will apply evidence-based individualised education interventions to improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills.
It is ideal that the successful applicant has a high level of knowledge including knowledge in the WA curriculum. Ideally, the successful applicant will be able to display their current knowledge of Autism and their experience in enabling students to succeed at a secondary schooling from Years 7 – Years 12.
The successful applicant will work in a shared, collaborative arrangement with whole school staff. It is ideal that the successful applicant is flexible and if the school needs permit, the successful applicant may move between specialised roles in the ASD Specialist Program and mainstream classroom teacher roles.
The successful applicant will ideally be motivated, student and relationship focused and be dedicated to creating a safe and caring environment in which ASD students can thrive within the mainstream secondary school setting. Ideally the successful applicant will have outstanding communication and leadership skills within the classroom.
Hampton SHS strives to create a vibrant culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for students, staff and the community. The focus of our work is on quality teaching, inclusive learning environments and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success.
Hampton SHS is an Independent Public School that is committed to selecting the very best staff that are the right fit for our school and community. We strive for excellence and we provide innovative professional learning opportunities for our staff so they can experience ongoing professional growth. Students at Hampton SHS are encouraged to Aspire – to be the best they can be, innovate – make changes as new information is learned, and Achieve – successfully engage and perform – in every aspect of their journey through secondary education.
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 the following work related requirements in relation to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder without a diagnosed intellectual disability:
- Apply evidence-based pedagogy for improving student outcomes relevant to the WA curriculum
- Knowledge and/or a commitment to participate in relevant training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), positive behaviour support and a range of evidenced-based teaching practices to improve student outcomes
- Monitor, review and report on the performance of students by creating individualised learning plans, maintaining relevant, rigorous and valid programming, data collection and reporting systems
- Efficiently deploy resources and manage a team of education assistants to ensure program fidelity
- Demonstrate high level interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents, students and the school community
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.00
Want to Know More?
Further information about Hampton SHS can be found by visiting hampton.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Tracy Griffiths, Principal by telephoning (08) 6235 7100 or emailing Tracy.Griffiths@education.wa.edu.au
How do I Apply?
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 Specialist Teaching Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Primary) program will 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.
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 to four (3-4) 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) 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.
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;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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 trb.wa.gov.au
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 5 December 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.