Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School)

Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School)

The Scots College

 

“The Scots College, drawing on its Christian beliefs and values, its rich heritage and tradition, strives to build character and to develop resilient, team-oriented young men who are encouraged to achieve their personal vest. In this way, using all their God-given abilities, each one will be inspired and equipped to meet the challenges of the contemporary world”

 

Scots to the Fore, 2004

1. Position Title: Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School)

2. Role Purpose: Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School) will provide support and guidance to Senior School staff in the development and implementation of appropriate programs that support the learning needs of students with specific learning difficulties.

3. Location: Bellevue Hill, Sydney

4. Responsible To:

  • Directly responsible to Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment
  • Responsible to Head of Senior School
  • Responsible to the T-12 Director of Learning Enrichment
  • Ultimately responsible to the Principal

5. Functional Relationships:

  • This role must also work closely with the Director of Learning Enrichment, Co-ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior School, Classroom staff.

6. Position Objectives/Nature of Position:

  • Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School) will support the Aims and Values of the

College by taking a role in:

  • Committing to the development of ‘best practice’ strategies in all aspects of College operations
  • Developing the distinctiveness of the educational programs offered by the College
  • Supporting all aspects of the life of the College
  • Infusing the Christian ethos into programs and practices throughout the College.
  • Recognising the value and uniqueness of each individual within the College community.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to one’s ongoing learning
  • Modelling critical analysis and problem solving skills

7. Key Tasks and Expected Outcomes

7.1 Academic Responsibilities:

  • Develop age appropriate, challenging, intrinsically motivating academic programs for students with Learning Enrichment needs.
  • Develop, in consultation with class teachers, age appropriate, challenging, intrinsically motivating academic programs for students undertaking a Life Skills course of study.
  • Support class teachers in the implementation of personalised learning practices and a genuinely differentiated curriculum.

Assist staff develop their understanding of the learning needs of students at different stages of their education, enhancing expertise across the College in the areas of;

  • Boys Education
  • Cognition
  • Effective differentiation of the curriculum and
  • The development of authentic learning experiences
  • Ensure that staff are updated on an ongoing basis re developments in the education of students who learn differently
  • Liaise with Tertiary Providers / Specialists / Consultants with specific expertise to ensure that the College practices remain at the ‘cutting edge’ in supporting students with learning difficulties
  • Work with Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior to refine programmes in response to data gathering and monitoring of performance.
  • Work with Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior to develop and implement the provisions of interventions to support the needs of students with learning differences across the ability spectrum
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual education plans for students with specific learning needs
  • Provide advice and support to Classroom Teachers in the development, implementation and monitoring of students with specific learning needs

Work with Year Co-ordinators and Class Teachers to develop and implement:

  • differentiated programs
  • strategies to support students with specific learning needs

Working with Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior to develop and implement the provisions of interventions to support the needs of students with learning differences across the ability spectrum, including students with learning difficulties, behavioural differences and gifted students that have learning difficulties.

7.2 Cultural Responsibilities:

  • Provide regular communication to parents

Foster a culture within the College that;

  • Involves teaching staff in the promotion of a culture of ‘excellence’ throughout the College
  • Encourages mutual respect and support for all students.
  • Supports a genuine belief in the optimal achievement for all students
  • Develop a supportive group of parents and volunteers to assist the College in best meeting the needs of individual students
  • Involves all students in proactive reflection upon their own learning

7.3 Administrative Responsibilities

  • Teach classes, participate in the pastoral care program
  • Playground duty.
  • Efficient and well organised record keeping and documentation
  • In collaboration with the Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior, class teachers and parents, develop, monitor and regularly review Individual Education Programs for students with specific needs, involving students in discussions when appropriate
  • Liaise with the College’s counselling team and other key staff to achieve a co-ordinated response to the management of individual students’ needs

Organise and administer testing;

  • National Bench Marking Testing (Year 7-9)
  • School determined benchmark testing
  • Individual diagnostic assessment
  • Organise internal special provisions
  • Interpret Paramedical and Medical reports regarding students in order to develop and implement the most effective support strategies
  • Consultation with Co-Ordinator of Learning Enrichment Senior to manage funding
  • Applications

8. Personal Qualities

  • The qualities of the person fulfilling this role would include:
  • Professional and personal integrity
  • Being flexible and open-minded
  • Communicating effectively with others
  • Being proactive and innovative
  • Being both a leader and a team player

9. Special Requirements

The nature of this position is such that the Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School) is required to be available outside the ‘normal’ school hours, is required to participate fully in the life of the school, to attend meetings and make presentations when necessary.

The Teacher of Learning Enrichment (Senior School) will, from time to time, be asked to take on extra duties that are assigned by their immediate superior or the Principal. These extra duties will be discussed between the Director of Learning Enrichment and the Co-Ordinator of Learning

Enrichment to allocate them will be taken jointly.

 

School Details

The Scots College           

Please contact:

Pathways International Consulting Pty Ltd 
Suite 10, 2nd Floor 
32 Florence Street 
Hornsby NSW 2077 
Telephone: 61 (0)2 4787 5656

For more information please email:  admin@pathwaysic.com.au 

 

Close Date: 11/09/2013

 

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