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Special Education Unit Teacher


Start Date: 15/04/2024

Status: Part-time 0.6 FTE

Term : Temporary

Applications Close: 22/03/2024

Position details

St Brigid’s Primary School, Middle Swan is a double stream co-educational school, catering for students from Pre Kindergarten to Year 6. Our committed and enthusiastic staff work closely together to provide a collaborative and supportive learning and teaching environment. The successful applicant will enjoy working with the Special Education Unit Coordinator in a team environment, have a passion for education and possess the initiative required to work successfully in a primary school setting. Our Students with Disabilities Centre is a safe grassed and fenced area with a huge, enclosed trampoline and a soft landing area with a comfy couch and beanbags. We cater for students with a range of disabilities who are funded by CEWA. The students we provide programs for include those with diagnosis of Autism, GDD, Vision Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Tourette’s, Leukaemia and genetic disorders. Some of our higher functioning students work in their classrooms with support from class teachers and EAs, accessing the Centre on a needs basis to assist with social emotional and self – regulation needs. The Education Support Centre provides a learning environment for students on a daily basis. The Centre is staffed with a SWD Co-ordinator, SWD Teacher and a team of Education Assistants. The Teacher and EA ratio is dependent on students and funding annually. We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Special Education Teacher for our Special Eucation Support Centre. This is a temporary (0.6) part-time position for 2024, commencing Term 2. Days required Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (days can be negotiable). The role will commence Term 2, commencing Monday 15 April and concluding December 31 2024 (with the possibility of ongoing). The successful applicant must be qualified, live out their faith in their daily lives and be passionate about students’ learning and development.


Selection Criteria: (if applicable)

The role of the Students with Disabilities Teacher is to work with Coordinator and classroom teachers to promote successful inclusion for children with special needs. Applications are invited from enthusiastic and innovative Primary School educators with the following attributes:

• Be fully supportive of the Catholic ethos and exhibit an active personal witness to the Catholic Faith

• Promote collaborative action between coordinator and staff by joint planning and programming for students with disabilities

• Assisting and organising the Educational Assistants with the implementation of student work while in the centre

• Oversee implementation of educational programs run in the Special Education Centre

• Organise, attend and contribute to IEP meetings as required

• Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, resourcefulness and a passion for education, especially special education

• Demonstrate the ability to use assessment and continuous monitoring methods and tools to adjust the teaching practices to cater for the needs of all students in centre.

• Have a understanding of Disability Standards in Education

• The capacity and enthusiasm to build positive and constructive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the wider community

• Liaise with CEWA special education consultants and other professionals in matters pertaining to students with special needs in the school

• Liaise with other school staff, medical professionals or therapists in obtaining information for students with special needs

Qualifications Required

• Relevant 4 year tertiary qualification in Primary Education

• Accreditation to work in a Catholic School (or prepared to work towards).

• Applicants must have a current registration as a teacher with the Teachers Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) to be eligible for appointment. Information is available on

Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing each of the Selection Criteria and a Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact numbers of three referees, one of whom must be the current or most recent employer. Address applications to The Principal, Ms Paula MacKenzie and all applications must be emailed to All applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic Education.

In applying for this position you will be providing personal information to the School. This information will be used in order to assess your application for employment.

Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

On appointment successful applicants will require a Working with Children Check. Application forms are available at certain Australia Post Outlets throughout the State. A list of participating Australia Post outlets can be found on the Australia Post website. An application for a WWC must be made in person