Head of Department (Curriculum) - Gladstone South State School

$126,644 - $128,884 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

Gladstone South State School requires a passionate and knowledgeable Special Education Leader who has foresight to create an environment within the school where students are supported through a new way of thinking to cater for a higher standard within the school environment.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/CQR427012/22T
Closing date 04-Jul-2022
Yearly salary $126644 - $128884
Fortnightly salary $4854.30 - $4940.10
Job duration Until 9 December 2022, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Patrina Dendrinos
Contact details 48994333

About the school 

Gladstone South State School is a co-educational school located in the Rockhampton District. The school is a valued educational facility that was established in 1898 as the result of concerned citizens who decided it was time to establish a school to cater for needs of meatworkers' children. Diversity plays a key area in those enrolled, with a fourth of our students from language backgrounds other than English and a third of our students are Indigenous and/or Torres Strait Islander. Our vision is to encourage the holistic growth of all students academically, socially and emotionally by catering for differentiated learning styles to maximise each student's potential growth. We like challenging our students through the curriculum and have experienced classroom and specialist teachers who provide engaging, inclusive, differentiated and stimulating programs across the curriculum. Habits that promote well-being are encouraged by having a caring and respectful environment through personal learning targets for every student. Differentiation is the key to our success to cater to children's individual learning styles.

About the role 

As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the relevant curriculum areas 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.
  • Actively participate in ongoing professional development activities to members of school communities, thinking beyond limitations
  • Participate in educational planning, e.g. educational adjustments to support the student
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups
  • Assist the team in understanding the educational implications of the disability, provide advice and specific information on the student's disability.
  • Assist in the implementation of teaching and learning programs and review of educational goals. This support may involve class support, small group work, intensive or explicit teaching groups and community access programs.
  • Provide information on and model strategies for teaching and learning for students with disability
  • Advocate for the supply of and training of specialised equipment and monitor the use of recommended equipment
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the curriculum areas or whole school program 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 selection criteria 1-4 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

04 Jul, 2022