Learning Support Coordinator

St Joseph's High School - Aberdeen (see more jobs from this school)



Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 16 May 2021

St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen is seeking a permanent full time Learning Support Coordinator to join the school community commencing ASAP. St Joseph’s High School is a co-educational, year 7-12 school committed in partnership with the community to meeting the academic, social, physical and spiritual needs of its students. St Joseph’s promotes an authentic learning community with a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum encouraging high standards of education for every student. Relocating to a new community to live and work is a leap of faith. it involves a shifting away from family, friends and familiar routines. However, it can also open up possibilities of opportunities for professional growth, unique experiences and new friendships.

<p> The Learning Support Coordinator works in collaboration with the school leadership team and has particular responsibility for the management of programs and processes to support students with additional needs (in consultation and collaboration with relevant school and CSO personnel). The Learning Support Coordinator plays a vital role: <br>•In building partnerships between parents, students and staff and external specialists to ensure best care and education for students <br>•Identifying and support students with special education needs <br>•Working collaboratively to implement effective and targeted teaching and learning strategies within the classroom. The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Code’s of Conduct. </p> <h3>Essential Criteria:</h3> <p> •Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and the mission of the Church through Catholic schools. <br>• Working collaboratively with the principal, 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 special education needs; <br>• Liaising with the relevant schools particularly in relation to transition periods; <br>• Working collaboratively with and overseeing the work of other learning support personnel; <br>• Facilitating Referral and Assessment procedures with Catholic Schools Office Student Support Staff after consultation with the Principal, Teachers and parents. <br>• Liaising with outside agencies after consultation with the Principal, Teachers and parents. <br>• Contributing to the preparation of documentation required under legislation in line with privacy and confidentiality obligations, for example, student files; <br>• Coordinate the preparation of funding submissions; <br>• Managing the Schools Special Education resources. <br>• Contributing to the provision of staff professional development and parent education programs. <br>• Have the appropriate qualifications, for example minimum Mini Certificate in Special Needs. <br>• Have had teaching experience in a Secondary School. <br>•Willingness to Comply or Compliance with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead Policy. Category B – Accreditation to Teach (Teaching staff who do not teach Religion) Applications must provide evidence of the following: <br>•Qualifications as a four-year trained teacher <br>•Current NESA Accreditation <br>•Paid Working With Children Check (WWCC) <br>•Completion of Anaphylaxis training. </p> <h3>Desirable Criteria:</h3> <p> • An understanding of or familiarity withh NCCD gathering and application </p> <h3>Renumeration:</h3> <p> Salary is in accordance with New South Wales &amp; Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020. </p> <h3>Additional Info:</h3> <p> To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and directly to Principal – Robert Holstein: robert.holstein@mn.catholic.edu.au Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees, two of whom must be the person's current principal and previous supervisor. If you are applying as a Graduate Teacher, please provide contact details for your most recent Supervising Teacher. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal. Please ensure you provide out of hours contact details for your referees also, not providing these details can delay the recruitment process. * Please note: all selection criteria must be adequately addressed for your application to be considered for shortlisting.* Applications close: Sunday 16th May, 2021. 3:00pm </p> <a href="https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/employment/positions-vacant/job/11018/" target="_blank">More Information</a>