Specialist: Diverse Learning

Sydney Catholic Schools, Leichhardt (see more jobs from this school)

Leichhardt, NSW


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Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 18 November 2021



<p>Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community. </p><p><b>Location:</b> Central Office, Leichhardt (relocating to World Square in 2022) </p><p><b>Commencement Date:</b> Immediate Start (or by negotiation)</p><p>The Specialist: Diverse Learning offers high calibre advice, assistance, and operational support to schools and networks in response to the unique learning needs of students with disabilities and additional learning needs. The Specialist leads a team of expert Diverse Learning practitioners and is responsible for ensuring ongoing commitment to superior practice by all team members (K-12), across all categories of disability. </p><p><b>The Role </b></p><p>The successful candidate for this position will be a highly effective leader responsible for: </p><ul><li>Leading in alignment with articulated SCS goals within the portfolio of Diverse Learning. </li><li>Facilitating all Nationally Consistent Collection of School Students with Disability (NCCD) processes. </li><li>Designing whole team professional learning focused on NESA syllabus requirements K-12 and skilling team members to support a range of disability needs across cognitive, sensory, physical, social, and emotional disabilities. </li><li>Leading the planning and implementation of school leader and teacher capacity-building strategies. </li><li>Leading Diverse Learning Team members in the delivery of blended professional learning modules </li><li>Undertaking statistical analysis, utilising school and network data, demographics, and other critical information to prepare reports on student outcomes. </li><li>Engaging in professional learning in relation to neuroscientific research and integrating learnings to inform instructional decisions across the spectrum of disability. </li></ul><p><b>The Person </b></p><p>The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications and experience: </p><ul><li>Undergraduate degree in Education or Teaching, with a major in Special Education. </li><li>Demonstrated eight years minimum teaching experience and five years of school executive leadership. </li><li>Highly effective, school executive and/or system-level experience. </li><li>Demonstrated success in implementing school-wide initiatives. </li><li>Experienced in using data analysis to inform educational initiatives. </li><li>Demonstrated ability to articulate contemporary educational trends in both local and international contexts. </li><li>Willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools. </li></ul><p>Additionally: </p><ul><li>Education Specialists are required to be qualified and accredited teachers with NESA. </li><li>Education Specialists are required to operate at the Highly Accomplished or Lead level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. </li></ul><p><b>The Process </b></p><p>To apply for this position please click on the APPLY button and follow the prompts. </p><p>For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service. </p><p>To support your application, you will be required to provide: </p><ul><li>Your current resume </li><li>Cover letter </li></ul><p>If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People &amp; Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri). </p><p><b>Working With Children Check (WWCC) </b></p><p>This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment. </p><p><b>OUR MISSION </b></p><p><i>To know and love Christ through learning. </i></p><p><b>OUR VISION </b></p><p><i>Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. </i></p><p><b>OUR VALUES </b></p><p><i>Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration. </i></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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