Diversity Teacher - St Michael's Primary, Baulkham Hills

St Michael's Primary School - Baulkham Hills

BAULKHAM HILLS, NSW


Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 14 November 2021


Teachers within the Diocese are responsible to the Principal and share in the learning and teaching of subject matters to students of the school community. Teachers are responsible for delivering high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community they serve which is embedded in the Catholic world view. It is a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church.

<p dir="ltr">St Michael’s Primary School, Baulkham Hills is one of the largest systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, with a population of 800 students, and 55 teaching and ancillary staff. Our school community works in collaboration to provide quality education for students in a caring and supportive environment, empowering young people to go out and make a difference in our rapidly changing world. Therefore, we are committed to educating children in the Catholic faith and providing an innovative experience which enriches and empowers each individual student.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are part of Catholic Education – Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">St Michael's Primary School in Baulkham Hills is looking for a skilled, contemporary and passionate Diversity K-6 Teacher to be part of our school community and enrich the lives of our students. Our curriculum is rich and diverse and we offer learning spaces designed for the 21st century learner. You will work alongside a passionate and supportive team committed to achieving positive learning outcomes for each student. More specifically you will:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Creating inclusive practice in school culture in relation to the effective implementation of personalised learning and adjustments for students with additional needs and disability</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Understanding and implementing the Personalised Planning process</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Providing specialised teaching support services to schools aimed at building teacher capacity using a gradual release model</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Providing expert advice to leadership teams, teachers and the wider system on matters related to specific disabilities and/or additional needs in accordance with CEDP guidelines</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Working collaboratively to ensure inclusion, access and participation and to maximise learning outcomes for students with additional needs</p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline">This is an ongoing full-time opportunity, commencing in Term 1, 2022</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Experience in working with students with additional needs, intervention programs.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An ability to co-plan and co-teach with teachers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Experience in personalised plans</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Knowledge of how to structure lessons to meet the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students. Strong teachers have extensive knowledge of the content and sequence of Key Learning Areas - including Religious Education.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An understanding of the fundamental concepts, structure and enquiry processes relevant to programs they develop and teach. They understand what constitutes effective, developmentally appropriate strategies in their learning and teaching programs and use this knowledge to make the content meaningful to students.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The ability to create and maintain safe, inclusive and challenging learning environments and implement fair and equitable behaviour management plans. Strong teachers will evaluate all aspects of their teaching practice to ensure they are meeting the learning needs of their students. interpret and use student assessment data to diagnose barriers to learning and to challenge students to improve their performance.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The ability to operate effectively at all stages of the teaching and learning cycle, including planning for learning and assessment, developing learning programs, teaching, assessing, providing feedback on student learning and reporting to parents/carers.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong value for opportunities to engage with their school communities within and beyond the classroom to enrich the educational context for students and work to promote the links between school, home and community in the social and intellectual development of their students.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and accreditations:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children&nbsp;Check clearance</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Tertiary Qualification (minimum 4-year degree)</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future. We also offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, parental leave, flexible work, wellbeing programs and professional development.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian <a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/">here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p>If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to <a href="https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/">https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/</a>&nbsp; or follow us on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/catholic-education-office-parramatta/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true">LinkedIn.</a></p>
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