LEADER OF LEARNING – Students with Disability – Post School Pathways (3 positions)

Location: Eastern Region (Daceyville), Inner Western Region (Lidcombe) and Southern Region (Revesby)
Commencement Date: Immediate start is desirable, but no later than 29 May 2017
Closing Date: 26 April 2017

The Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following leadership positions.

Successful applicants will initially be appointed to the Central Diverse Learning Team at the SCS Leichhardt Office. After a period of induction, the Leaders of Learning will then become members of Regional Diverse Learning Teams based in one of three Regional locations and their work will support school communities within the designated Region.

Please note: Applicants are required to nominate their preferred Regional location, with at least two preferences named.

Sydney Catholic Schools has three (3) exciting opportunities for Leaders of Learning – Students with Disability – Post School Pathways.

Each position has a strong curriculum focus aimed at assisting and supporting students and their families determine a pathway to work life, post school. The roles will support students with a range of disability, inclusive of intellectual, sensory, physical, mental health and autism spectrum disorder, progress to post school training and employment opportunities.

Role responsibilities will involve close collaboration and consultation with students and their families, Secondary school Diverse Learning Teams, multiple cross-sectoral training providers and disability employment services.

Comprehensive assessment of students’ capabilities and competencies, systematic documented planning, tracking of learning gains and reporting students’ growth are pivotal aspects of the new Leaders of Learning positions.

As named above, successful applicants will participate in a comprehensive induction program within the Central Office at Leichhardt and will then join one of the Regional Diverse Learning Teams at either Daceyville, Lidcombe or Revesby.

Essential Criteria:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in Special Education or an Education related discipline
  • Engagement and contribution to the life and mission on the Catholic Church
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher and experience at coordinator level or higher, with at least 5-7 years teaching experience in supporting students with disability in a Secondary school setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) Stage 5 & 6 syllabus requirements, VET pathways,  Life Skills courses of study and credentialing procedures for students with disability
  • Understanding of the needs of students with disability and the capacity to successfully facilitate their progress from school to post school training and employment options
  • Demonstrated capacity to select and support appropriate improvement processes based on data analysis
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to work with students and their families during periods of significant change
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to successfully interact with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to design, develop, implement and review community based work experience programs for students with disability
  • Experience in leading effective supervisory processes for Learning Support Officers
  • Capacity to facilitate professional learning at school, Regional and Archdiocesan levels, involving  school Diverse Learning Teams and school Leadership Teams
  • Ability to actively contribute to the work of Central and Regional Diverse Learning Teams and broader Regional Secondary Teams.

Application Process

Applicants must formalise their application by submitting a completed SCS Application Form (see attached), resume and a covering letter addressing the essential selection criteria to hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au.

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