Gifted Education Coordinator (Commence Term 2, 2023)

St Patrick's College, Strathfield (see more jobs from this school)



Teaching Subject: Gifted and Talented

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 31 March 2023

<p>As part of St Patrick’s College’s overall commitment to the education of every child, we have developed a strong Diverse Learning Team that provides a range of interventions in both the junior and senior years. </p><p><b>3-year (1.0 point Leadership) promotional appointment (2023 - 2025) &#43; full time permanent teaching position - commence Term 2 2023 (by negotiation). </b></p><p>Reporting to the Head of Diverse Learning (Years 5-12), the Gifted Education Coordinator (Years 7-12) promotes the College and EREA ethos by working to cater to a diverse range of students who are gifted and/or high potential learners. You will be an exceptional communicator, able to work collaboratively with the Director of Learning &amp; Innovation, Director of Curriculum, Head of Diverse Learning (5-12) and with the secondary school class teachers in the planning for and delivering of well-balanced programs, making suitable adjustments for students with learning enrichment needs. </p><p>You will use your outstanding classroom teaching skills and capacity to model high impact classroom teaching strategies and lead colleagues to improve their teaching and learning to enable all students to achieve their full potential. The emphasis for this position is in developing teacher confidence and capacity to plan for and support approaches to differentiation and develop appropriate effective strategies and resources, to engage, challenge and support high potential and gifted learners. </p><p>The key responsibilities for this position are: </p><ul><li>Overseeing the identification of high potential and gifted learners </li><li>Collaborating with junior school enrichment specialists and other members of the Diverse Learning team, as part of a holistic approach to supporting high potential and gifted learners </li><li>Overseeing and evaluating learning enrichment programs and events </li><li>Liaising with parents/carers on effectiveness of learning enrichment programs and student progress </li><li>Analysis of multiple sources of data to evaluate and monitor student performance and program outcomes </li></ul><p>As the Gifted Education Coordinator, you will have your own teaching allocation with a 5-point time release. You will be committed to the achievement of excellence, a strong collaborator and confident in using effective pedagogy and classroom management. You will be someone who has proven success in delivering the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences, integrated with a thorough content knowledge and mastery of the curriculum. </p><p>To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all the following essential selection criteria: </p><p><b>Essential Criteria </b></p><ul><li>A working understanding of, and commitment to, the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition. </li><li>Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice. </li><li>Qualified Secondary Teacher (ability and/or experience teaching Philosophy highly desirable). </li><li>Experience in instructional coaching. </li><li>Proven experience and ability to plan, implement, model, monitor and evaluate teaching programs for high potential and gifted learners. </li><li>Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner. </li><li>Postgraduate qualifications in one or more areas related to gifted education or working towards one. </li></ul><p><b>How to apply </b></p><p>To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p><p>Your application should consist of: </p><p><b>1.Cover letter</b> (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your claim for the role and demonstrates your suitability by addressing the following two target questions: </p><p><b>(a) </b>How will you ensure effective collaboration and communication occurs with the Diverse Learning team, middle leaders and teachers to provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences for all students? </p><p><b>(b)</b> How would you use your expertise to support and enrich the learning of our students? </p><p><b>2.Current CV</b> (maximum 5 pages) outlining your qualifications, experience and skills together with the contact information for three (3) referees (at least two must be from your current employer). </p><p><i>All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred). </i></p><p>A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, a valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of employment. </p><p>Evidence of a valid WWCC clearance and compliance with the College&#39;s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will be required prior to employment. </p><p>St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. </p><p><b>Applications close 4:00PM Friday 31 March 2023. </b></p><p>General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Adviser by phoning 02 8705 9251. </p><p>The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment. </p><p><i>St Patrick’s College is an equal opportunity employer. All recruitment and selection decisions are based solely on merit and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. </i></p><p><i>We are committed to reconciliation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. </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><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>