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EMPLOYMENT

SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS UNIT COORDINATOR

By 18 June 2024No Comments

Start Date: Term 3 by negotiation

Status: Full-Time

Term : Temporary

End Date: 31 December 2024 (with the possibility of ongoing)

Applications Close: Friday, 5 July 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 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 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.
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Special Education Unit Coordinator for our Special Education Support Centre. This is a temporary position for commencing Term 3 (start date by negotiation) and concluding 31 December 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.
The primary objective of the Special Education Unit Coordinator is to work collaboratively with staff and families to provide quality teaching and learning experiences that support the needs of students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. A key aspect of this role is the coordination of inclusive educators and their liaison with teachers in the modification of classroom activities and assessment tasks. The Education Support Centre provides a learning environment for students daily. The Centre is staffed with a SWD Co-ordinator, SWD teacher and a team of highly dedicated Education Assistants. The teacher and EA ratio is dependent on students and funding annually.

The role includes administrative responsibilities related to assessing learning needs, conducting reviews and completing subsequent reporting to external bodies.

 

Selection Criteria: (if applicable)

The role of the Students with Disabilities Coordinator is to work with 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
• Oversee and assist classroom teachers in the preparation and maintenance of related documentation including Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s)
• Oversee implementation of educational programs run in the Special Education Centre
• Facilitate and document IEP meetings with key stakeholders (students, parents, staff)
• Provide support and guidance to school staff, such as modification of programs and/or assessments for students with additional needs, including students with disabilities, those with learning difficulties or high intellectual potential
•Run and oversee the school wide delivery of targeted intervention/support programs
•Use effective classroom management strategies that will encourage students to take responsibility for their learning
•Teach and assess students across a range of year levels to support learning needs
•Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, resourcefulness and a passion for special education
•Liaise with staff, medical professionals, CEWA special education consultants and other professionals in matters pertaining to students with special needs in the school
• Possess a sound knowledge of educational theory and pedagogy appropriate to cater for the learning needs of individual students.
• Possess the ability to coordinate the SWD Funding applications and management of NCCD Data
• Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of Inclusive Education testing, and assessment tools and procedures
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in inclusive pedagogical practices
• Experience in the application of assistive technologies and differentiated curriculum practices
• Be competent in educational technology and possess the ability and willingness to support colleagues in such means

Qualifications Required

• Relevant 4-year tertiary qualification in Primary Education
• Qualification in Students with Disabilities / Special Education (preferable by not necessary)
• 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 www.trb.wa.gov.au
• Have CEWA Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School.
• Be able to demonstrate a successful record of teaching and administrative experience.
• On appointment successful applicants will require a Working with Children Check.

Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing each of the Selection Criteria (half page maximum per 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. All applications addressed to The Principal, Ms Paula MacKenzie. All applications to be emailed to stephanie.butler1@cewa.edu.au.

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.