Special Progams Coordinator
Special Progams Coordinator
Scotch College in Adelaide
POSITION: Special Programs Coordinator
STATUS: Permanent teaching position with 3-year tenure as Special Programs Coordinator
TIME: 1.0FTE, includes 0.5FTE teaching
LOCATION: Torrens Park Campus
Scotch College Adelaide is an Early Learning to Year 12 co-educational day and boarding school affiliated with the Uniting Church of Australia. The College has a balanced enrolment, with up to 975 students, including a maximum of 108 boarders and 50 international students. The College is organised into three schools; the Junior School located on the Mitcham campus and the Middle School (Years 7 to 9) and Senior School (Years 10 to 12), both located on the Torrens Park campus. The College also owns and operates an environmental educational facility (Kyre Campus) on Kangaroo Island, a remote Outdoor Education facility (Goose Island) and two off-campus rowing facilities (West Lakes & River Torrens). The College has a well-established ICT focus with all students from Years 7 to 12 using notebook computers in the classroom. The College has a focused program of Positive Psychology.
- Reports to the Assistant Head of Torrens Park Campus
- Ultimately responsible to the Principal, as CEO of the College
- Liaises closely with the Junior School Special Programs Coordinator, Yalari Coordinator, College Psychologists, and Heads of Faculty.
- Interaction with all other College Employees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Special Programs Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, management and delivery of programs for students who require learning assistance from Year 7-12, including special needs and the Curriculum Extension Program, including:
- Providing leadership in the coordination of programs for students with learning needs and the related professional development of staff.
- Establishing policies and procedures for the identification of students with learning needs
- Supporting staff to differentiate their teaching programs to cater for the learning needs of all students.
- Attending AISSA Key Teacher Days
- Undertaking relevant professional development in line with the College’s Educational Vision to ensure Scotch is a leader in this area
- Liaising with the School Psychologist when appropriate
- Applying for funding and managing funds accordingly
- Maintaining accurate records
- Summarising psychologist and specialist reports and ensuring that recommendations are implemented
- Writing formal reports to parents each semester and conducting parent interviews
- Attending meetings with parents where appropriate
- Conducting ability and achievement testing and interpreting and disseminating results for students
- Coordinating the testing of all students moving into Year 7 (and other new students) early in 2014 Special Programs Coordinator Term 4 so that class groupings, education programs and resources can be established
- Advising staff and making recommendations for special provisions for students
- Establishing and monitoring Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students
- Teaching small groups of students identified as needing support with basic literacy, numeracy and the development of appropriate organizational skills
- Establishing and managing effective processes for identifying students
- Liaising closely with the Junior School Special Programs Teacher to allow for smooth transition of students
- Liaising closely with Heads of Faculty to ensure that all students with learning needs are being catered for in their regular lessons
- Coordinating and work closely with staff about other enrichment programs
- Working closely with the Heads of House to monitor students’ involvement
- Establishing online learning programs
- Liaising with the Careers Futures Centre to identify and establish pathways for students requiring special programs
- Working with the SACE coordinator in identifying Special Provisions for students at Year 12
- Coordinating meetings with parents and teachers of students with learning needs
- Communicating closely and in a timely manner with the parents of students with learning needs
- Be a House Mentor
Qualifications, Training & Experience
- Qualified Secondary Teacher, with current registration to teach in South Australia (or the ability to obtain registration prior to the start date).
- Relevant qualifications in Special/Gifted Education.
- Relevant teaching experience.
- Recent National Police Check (with results considered satisfactory by the College).
- Completed training in Childsafe Environments (formerly known as Mandatory Notification).
- Apply First Aid (formerly Senior First Aid).
- Current Driver’s Licence.
Attributes and Skills
- Proven record as an outstanding educator.
- Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with students, staff and parents from diverse backgrounds.
- Thorough understanding of contemporary student welfare and wellbeing practices.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and communicate effectively across all areas and levels of a school community to achieve successful outcomes.
- Ability to contribute to the College’s co-curricular program.
- Superior organisational ability with demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in goalsetting, prioritising work and managing multiple tasks.
- Well-developed problem-solving skills and proven experience in creating solutions.
- Ability to translate strategic plans and thinking into operational plans and priorities
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated personal resilience, including the ability to work in a demanding role, often outside of normal hours, and to manage stress effectively.
- A high degree of professional judgement and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of budgetary and financial management processes.
- Ability to develop, promote and implement new and creative initiatives.
How to apply;
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Scotch College Adelaide
Postal Address: PO Box 271, Mitcham, SA, 5062
Tel +61 8 8274 4333
Fax +61 8 8274 4247
Applications Close: 9am, Monday 26 August 2013