Secondary Teaching Position – Learning Support Teacher, Lochinvar

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleLochinvar
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location LOCHINVAR St Joseph's College
Vacancy TypeTemporary Full Time
Description The Learning Support Teacher works with the Learning Support Coordinator in the management and delivery of special needs focus programs, and provides assistance to teachers in developing curriculum adjustments. Where appropriate the Learning Support Teacher may assist with the supervision of support personnel and be able to assist staff in their professional development needs. St Joseph’s College Lochinvar currently offers a Catholic co-education for students from Years 7-12 St Joseph’s was founded in 1883 by the Sisters of St Joseph and is situated 10 minutes west of Maitland and 40 minutes from Newcastle via the Hunter Expressway.
Position Requirements • a relevant understanding and support of the philosophy of Catholic Education.
• willingness to learn about and engage with the Josephite charism and integrate this charism into all aspects of professional practice
• capacity to work under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator.
• capacity to assist with the initial identification of students with additional educational needs;
• capacity to work collaboratively with the principal, learning support coordinator, class teachers, parents and students to develop appropriate assessment strategies, identify resources and implement effective strategies to create learning and social opportunities for students with additional education needs;
• ability to liaise with relevant schools, particularly in relation to transition periods;
• capacity to collaboratively design, implement, modify and evaluate Individual Personalised Plans (PPs) with class teachers and other relevant people;
• ability to contribute to the preparation of documentation required under legislation in line with privacy and confidentiality obligations, for example, student files;
• ability to adopt a range of strategies in order to provide high quality, ongoing pastoral care of students
• willingness to assist in the preparation of funding submissions;
• commitment and capacity to actively contribute to staff professional development and parent education programs
• high level interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
Essential Criteria • have the appropriate experience and/or qualifications in Special Education
• have teaching qualifications and experience in a Secondary School
• be appropriately qualified as a four year trained teacher
• record current NESA and Working With Children number on the application
• applicants will need to comply with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead (formerly FEA ) and will need to work towards Accreditation at Category B – Accreditation to teach. Note: To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited by NESA.
• Evidence of completion of Anaphylaxis training certificate must be supplied
Finishing Date21/12/19
Conditions of EmploymentSalary in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.
Applications Close Friday 26 October, 2018
InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.
Contact Name Telephone
  Patricia Hales ( 4930 7291
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Patricia Hales

By post:

St Joseph's College
New England Highway

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Applications should be addressed to the Principal and include the following documentation – a cover letter referencing the position, an outline of how you as the applicant can meet the position criteria, as well a Curriculum Vitae including the contact details as well as after hour contacts for referees should be submitted to the Principal The preferred applicant will be required to complete the registration process for the Diocese. Applications will be received at the school up to 3.00pm on the closing date.

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Address: PO Box 714, Newcastle, New South Wales, NSW 2300, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 4979 1200