Special Education Head Teacher - Monaro High School

$124,038 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Cooma NSW, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | TCH Other
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008CLL
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 0477 767 082 - James Armitage
Closing Date: 29/09/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Eden-Monaro
Staffing Area: Queanbeyan
School Name: Monaro High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information
Monaro High School is a comprehensive rural high school located in Cooma and proudly serving the communities of the Monaro district. The school offers a quality academic, vocational and student wellbeing curriculum to accommodate all students and believes that students have the right to a personalised education where all pathways of learning are equally valued.

Monaro High School promotes respect, responsibility, acceptance and optimism within a caring and positive learning environment. Our 480 students from Year 7 -12 come from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds providing an inclusive and diverse school community. Key strategic directions for 2018-2020 are Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Leading. Monaro High School is a dynamic school community that is committed to its continuous improvement and achieves excellence through an extensive range of academic, sporting, cultural and community programs.

The school prides itself on providing a broad range of creative, performing arts and sporting programs to cater for the diverse needs of students.

The staff aim to know all of our students both as learners and as young people and to develop strong learning partnerships between parents, students and our school. Monaro High School empowers all students and staff to achieve their personal best. Monaro High School has commenced a multi-million dollar upgrade to provide students with contemporary learning spaces, a specialised performing arts facility and a variety of other resources.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria,
  • Approval to teach Special Education and/or experience teaching students with complex needs, with demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching practice with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities and behaviour difficulties.
  • Highly developed leadership skills with a demonstrated capacity to lead and manage a faculty with diverse expertise and experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead curriculum implementation of innovative, differentiated learning programs and plans to create and support academic, social and wellbeing needs for students within a support unit.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively at faculty, executive and school community levels to implement strategies that promote student engagement and transition into a variety of learning environments.

General Selection Criteria

  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes
The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located at https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/head-teacher-eligibility-requirements-policy
Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html


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Job Closing Date

29 Sep, 2021