Inclusive Education Program Leader

$96,071 - $129,294 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Ryan Catholic College, Canterbury Road, Kirwan QLD, Australia
  • 12 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Position: Inclusive Education Program Leader
Commencing Date: 
Term 1, 2022
Classification: 
Full Time, Permanent
Salary Range: $96,071 - $129,294 per annum pending experience

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan was established in 1979 and has as its foundational story the well-known "Journey to Emmaus" from the Gospel of Luke. The theme of "journey" is one that is embraced by the college and is a fine metaphor for portraying the growth that all people experience in developing their spirituality, intellect, physical and social capabilities and wisdom. Although the college is relatively young, it has an enviable reputation for providing an education which results in graduates who are well rounded young people. Academic excellence is sought and achieved, yet there is a broad education provided so that all who seek our values find a suitable pathway to attaining their goals.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan is seeking an experienced and dedicated Inclusive Education Program Leader. This role is a Full Time, Permanent position commencing in Term 1, 2022.

The Inclusive Education Program Leader is a Tier 4 Middle Leader Position supporting the mission of Ryan Catholic College through leadership of the learning and teaching program. The Program Leader will ensure that appropriate pedagogies are developed and implemented at all levels and will ensure quality of student learning and the effectiveness of teacher practice through appropriate supervision. The Program Leader will utilise thorough analysis of current data to inform decisions and develop appropriate partnerships within and outside of the College, along with prudently administering available resources.

The Inclusive Education Program Leader demonstrates leadership in three dimensions: leadership of teaching and learning, human leadership and strategic leadership. The Curriculum Leader also demonstrates an understanding of, commitment to and support for the values and ethos of Catholic education.

Key Accountabilities

The position of Inclusive Education Program Leader is responsible for:

  • Leading the overall development, implementation and evaluation under the overall direction of Senior Leadership
  • The application of contemporary learning and teaching research and data analysis to classroom practice through whole College professional development
  • Providing professional development and monitoring improvement of teacher professional practice in areas of identified need in conjunction with Senior Leadership
  • Induction and mentoring of new teachers within an area of curriculum
  • Pastoral care of staff engaged in an area of curriculum
  • Contributing to the leadership of the College through active participation in staff and middle leadership meetings
  • Regularly communicating with the Senior Leadership Team regarding issues of interest or concern.
  • Other appropriate duties as required by the Principal and Senior Leadership Team

The Inclusive Education Program Leader will achieve this by:

  • Collaborating with other Program Leaders, teaching staff and appropriate Senior Leadership positions to review curriculum frameworks and plan future directions
  • Managing the performance of teaching staff through ongoing professional discourse, facilitation of reflective teaching practice, and formal and informal goal setting and appraisal
  • Supervising the quality of student learning throughout the College through analysis of student performance data (both internal and external) and addressing whole College areas of concern through appropriate interventions
  • Keeping abreast of developments within the curriculum area through on-going professional reading and research, and providing for the professional learning of staff with these developments
  • Providing for the supervision and induction of beginning teachers and their on-going mentoring in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team and other Program leaders

Additionally, the Inclusive Education Program Leader Leader will support the strategic dimensions of:

  • Faith and Mission Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Staff Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Organisational Leadership

About you

Experience

  • A clear vision and personal commitment to the ethos of Catholic Education and to the faith leadership of the college
  • Capacity to coordinate and inspire development in a collaborative team setting
  • A demonstrated commitment to engaging in and organising effective professional development opportunities
  • A demonstrated ability to analyse curriculum data to determine areas of success and areas for improvement and to develop plans to address these
  • Demonstrated experience and success as a classroom teacher and ability to manage a curriculum area

Knowledge

  • Understanding the charism and Catholic Identity of the college and the implications on the delivery of education in the college
  • Established knowledge of, and experience in, curriculum initiatives including but not limited to:
    • Implementation of the Australian Curriculum
    • QCAA senior secondary programs and documentation,
    • Integrating ICT into effective learning and teaching
    • Staff professional development
  • A broad vision of holistic curriculum that extends beyond subject boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse whole school educational data to determine areas of success and areas for improvement and to develop mitigation plans

Skills

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • Developed collaborative or distributed leadership skills that will enable and empower others to collaborate effectively to achieve the outcomes
  • An ability to relate professionally to other staff members and role model success in the classroom and to challenge inappropriate teaching practice
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships and communicate across primary and secondary school settings
  • Initiative, perseverance and the acceptance of responsibility
  • Ability to foster cooperation and collegiality

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary range: $96,071 - $129,294 per annum pending experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes, professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Firm lifelong teacher networks
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees

Please see the Position Description for more information.  

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 31 October 2021.

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Subject

Special Needs, Other Subjects

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

31 Oct, 2021