Special Education Teacher, Hearing Impairment (Itinerant) - Nowra East Public School

$72,263 - $114,720 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | Teachers
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008BZ7
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: 0242341376 - Belinda Strong
Closing Date: 28/07/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: South Coast
Staffing Area: Shellharbour
School Name: Nowra East Public School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Nowra East Public School works in partnership with our community to provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities. These are delivered by a committed and professional staff within a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. We ensure that our 478 students, including 53% Aboriginal students, continually improve in cultural identity, wellbeing, literacy and numeracy outcomes. Located on the south coast of New South Wales, we have sixteen regular classes, six support classes and a NSW Department of Education preschool, which achieved an 'exceeding' rating by ACECQA in 2019. The school works closely with our three Aboriginal Educational Officers, Aboriginal community and the Nowra Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group to support cultural understanding and connection to Country.

Nowra East Public School is an Early Action for Success partner and has a focus on literacy, numeracy and student engagement through discovery-based and interest-driven learning opportunities. All staff engage in ongoing professional learning using current evidence-based pedagogy. Students, families and staff collaboratively develop personal learning pathways for all students, providing adjustments for students with additional needs. Our Mia Mia Wellbeing Hub strengthens community partnerships and provides a service delivery reform model that promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting family health and wellbeing needs. Our commitment to quality education and authentic care ensures all students and their families feel welcome and thrive within our positive environment.

Additional information about the school, including the Annual School Report is available on the school website at http://www.nowraeast-p.schools.nsw.gov.au

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a caseload of students from diagnosis to Year 12 across various schools including SSPs located from Warilla to Callala Bay. The position will be part of the Itinerant Services – Hearing team based at Nowra East Public School with team meetings and professional learning occurring regularly at Gerringong PS. Ability and willingness to travel between worksites is a requirement of this position.

Selection Criteria

  • Approval to teach hearing impairment (primary and secondary). Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate quality learning plans to meet the complex needs of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing from the age of diagnosis to Year 12 across varied educational settings.
  • Demonstrated capacity or willingness to implement sign supported and augmentative communication programs, including knowledge of current trends in assistive technologies to support students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Expertise in Auslan is highly desirable.
  • Evidence of highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively work collaboratively and build strong relationships with all stakeholders within the school and external agencies to support students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Demonstrated capacity or willingness to deliver Conductive Hearing Loss programs to students, families, staff and agencies across educational settings.
  • Capacity to implement inclusive and innovative teaching practices with a commitment to strengthening educational and life outcomes for Aboriginal students and students from other diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies, including an understanding of the Connected Communities Strategy.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html