Education Support Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Meadow Springs WA, Australia
  • 09 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Meadow Springs Education Support Centre
Teacher - Education Support
Pool Ref IPS/TCH693375
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH693375
Appointment Pool

Are you a dynamic and passionate primary classroom teacher?

Are you motivated by the opportunity to work in a great school?

Meadow Springs Education Support Centre (ESC) are seeking to establish a pool of experienced, passionate and relationship focussed Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

We are seeking ethical, dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic special education teachers with excellent interpersonal skills who are capable of creating high quality, effective teaching and learning experiences for their students. Each class has a team of education assistants that work with the teacher to support the learning needs of the students.

Teachers are encouraged to actively lead and support the staff in their team. This includes coordinating weekly meetings, providing training and undertaking performance management. The desire to invest in developing positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues is a key focus for all staff at our school.

We are very keen to add team orientated teachers, who are passionate about teaching, to our dynamic team of teachers currently at our school. Our staff demonstrate a preparedness to collaborate with and support other colleagues in the development and implementation of the school’s curriculum. This includes ensuring access to the curriculum for all students, inclusive of their individual needs. Staff commitment to implementing whole-school curriculum policies and programs in English, Maths and Health & Wellbeing needs to be evident. Being a small school, all staff also take on curriculum leadership roles outside their classroom that support the school business plan.

Meadow Springs ESC is a PBS School with a focussed approach to positive behaviour management. Our 3 Behaviour Expectations – I am Respectful; I am Safe; and I try my Best, underpin the values program in our school. Teachers are expected to work within a positive school’s framework to teach; shape and reinforce positive behaviours in students. Our school context and the unique needs of our students informs our approach to learning in all classrooms. Teachers will ideally structure lessons using the gradual release model that underpins our whole school approach to lesson design. Classroom design in every classroom is purposefully created to ensure success for all students.

Visual supports are in place for all students in our school and students with complex communication needs (CCN) have a communication system in place. Staff are trained in PODD (Pragmatic Organised Dynamic Display) as a high percentage of our students have a PODD Book. We have a whole school approach to supporting students with complex communication needs which includes common visuals and the expectation that staff will develop proficiency in using a PODD book to model language.

If you are an individual who models exemplary practice, are a proven team player who focuses on developing safe, positive and productive learning environments for students, are continually looking at ways to improve your practices, develop new skills and aspire to be the best that you can be then Meadow Springs ESC could well be the place for you.

Meadow Springs ESC is an integrated specialist school that shares a site with Meadow Springs Primary School. Both schools were opened in 2012 and have been established with a positive approach to an inclusive learning community. At Meadow Springs ESC we are committed to providing a positive learning environment that promotes success for all students and gives every student the opportunity to reach their full potential

Meadow Springs ESC caters for students from Years K-6 who have an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism. Currently we have 70 students in our school from K- Year 6. Based on current enrolments 84% of our students have a primary diagnosis of Autism and 49% of our students have complex communication needs. The Education Support Centre has 8 classrooms that are integrated throughout the Meadow Springs school site. At Meadow Springs our shared belief is that we are two schools but one School Community to which all staff, students and parents belong.

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 Meadow Springs Education Support Centre can be found by visiting meadowspringsps.wa.edu.au/education-support-centre or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

Please contact Gwen Evans, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9584 7450 or emailing gwen.evans@education.wa.edu.au.

During the school holiday period, please contact Gwen Evans on 0403 828 660.

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 five (5) 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.

ELIGIBILITY

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
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). 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.

TRAINING

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 Monday, 2 August 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

ATTACHMENTS:

information - applying for positions in public schools nov20.pdf
writing your application - guidelines for teachers.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Meadow Springs
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-02 4:30 PM

Subject

English and Literature, Mathematics

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

02 Aug, 2021