Special Education Officer

Special Education Officer

Catholic Education Office, Ballarat


The Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese, which covers the western third of Victoria. Catholic schools have a valued and rich tradition of education to countless thousands of students spanning the past 150 years. Today there are sixty eight primary and secondary schools educating fifteen thousand two hundred students in communities across the Diocese


Applications are invited for the following position

Special Education Officer


Selection Criteria:

  •  A commitment to the ethos, values and mission of catholic education.
  • An approved teacher qualification acceptable for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • Ability to participate effectively in a team environment and to develop collaborative working relationships.
  • Recent knowledge and experience of school community needs in the area of Special Education.
  • A working knowledge of the principles and practices of Response to Intervention
  • Recent experience in delivering professional development activities in the area of Special Education to a professional audience
  • Expert knowledge and experience with diagnostic assessment tools and screeners
  • Experience in managing a prioritised case load
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills and report writing skills particularly in consulting with professionals and school communities to provide services to school students
  • A demonstrated ability to assist Student Services personnel to assess, implement and follow up appropriate intervention strategies with students and their families
  • An understanding of the principle of inclusion
  • A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the notion of fairness and equity and knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act
  • An ability to facilitate an effective process of referral and record keeping
  • A demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with other educational systems and external agencies


Tertiary qualifications and experience in Special Education would be an advantage.


Teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching or eligibility to obtain registration is essential.


A current driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.


An information package can be accessed on the website www.ceoballarat.catholic.edu.au


Queries can be directed to the Executive Officer, Mr Peter Kerwan, ph 03 5337 7123 or email: pkerwan@ceoballarat.catholic.edu.au


Applications close: 26-07-2013 
Position commences: 20-01-2014


Applications and accompanying documents to:

Executive Officer

Catholic Education Office - Ballarat

5 Lyons Street South


Victoria 3350


Phone: (03) 5337 7131

Fax: (03) 5332 1429




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