Head of Special Education Services (H02), Special Education Program - Western Cape College -

$133,031 - $135,384 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rocky Point QLD, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

Western Cape College is seeking a dedicated and passionate leader to join our team. As Head of Special Education, you will enact our vision of all students succeeding through high quality inclusive education. You will have the privilege of working with highly experienced and passionate teams across all of our campuses who work tirelessly to support our students. In the role you will work with staff throughout our teaching and learning cycles and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, the community and all stakeholders.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO2
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR423595/22T
Closing date 17-Jul-2022
Yearly salary $133031 - $135384
Fortnightly salary $5099.10 - $5189.30
Job duration 12 months, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Peter Linnehan
Contact details (07) 4090 6444

About the School

The Western Cape College is a unique state school with two campuses located in Mapoon (P-6), and Weipa (P-12), as well as a secondary residential facility also located in Weipa. Additionally, WCC Weipa Campus operates a Prep Classroom in Napranum. Each Campus is set in its own amazing cultural, social and geographical environment, spread over a vast area of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

As the largest P-12 school in the Cape, we have an important role to play in supporting and continuing to lead innovative practices with Indigenous and Remote Education. Our vision is that all young people are well prepared for their futures with skills to progress purposefully on their chosen pathway, and we firmly believe in a strong foundation to learning being the stepping stone to future successes.

Relocation expenses may be negotiated with the successful applicant. Subsidised departmental accommodation is available for eligible applicants and remote incentives apply.

For more information about working at Western Cape College, check out our website.

Additionally, to experience everything Weipa has to offer, we encourage interested applicants to view the following You Tube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4GtO8eOjc

About the Role 

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

  • Lead the College inclusion journey enacting the vision of every child succeeding through high quality inclusive education
  • Model quality teaching practices and high expectations for students and staff
  • Collaborate with teaching teams to ensure students are engaged and improving in their learning.
  • Lead the NCCD processes in the school
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to facilitate levels of support for all students.
  • Form positive partnerships with parents, DoE and external service providers for the benefit of all students.
  • Lead professional learning for all staff in inclusive education
  • Enact the explicit improvement agenda of Western Cape College and State Schooling.
  • 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.

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

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

17 Jul, 2022