Head of Special Education Services, Special Education Program - Pittsworth State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Darling Downs, QLD, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools

Job Description

Pittsworth State High School are now accepting applications for a self-motivated and innovative Head of Special Education Services to join their team on a permanent, full-time basis. In this role, the successful applicant will have a focus on educational leadership and participating in delivering the vision of State Schools Division. It is expected you will develop the quality of teaching and learning through nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Darling Downs - Maranoa
Job ad reference QLD/DSR396881/21P
Closing date 08-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration  
Contact person Robert Michel
Contact details (07) 4619 8111 

About the school

Established in 1882, Pittsworth State School currently has 300 students from Prep to Year 6 and is located approximately 42km west of Toowoomba. At Pittsworth State School we believe that partnerships between school, parents and community are essential in supporting the growth of each child and we welcome parent and community contributions in whatever capacity and look to reciprocate with our community. We are a primary school that values and realises the importance of education within the lives of our students and as such, our school offers educational programs within a dependable, safe environment where every individual is valued and encouraged to belong and most importantly, to fulfil their potential.

Your role

As the Head of Special Education Services you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school special education unit or special education developmental unit teachers, students and stakeholders to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Are active participants in life long learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Are futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students with disability.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the unit to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 2 page) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response to the key capabilities 1-4 only under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

08 Dec, 2021