Teacher of the Deaf, Kalgoorlie

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Kalgoorlie - Boulder WA, Australia
  • 19 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Sensory
Teacher of the Deaf - Kalgoorlie
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH692778

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Are you a positive and talented teacher who strives to enhance student educational outcomes?

School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) is seeking an energetic, motivated and aspirational Teacher of the Deaf to be based in Kalgoorlie.

The School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) provides educational support for children with a hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to completion of school. SSEN: S is based at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury and supports children in both public and non-government schools throughout Western Australia.

SSEN: S operates the Deaf Education and Vision Education programs to support eligible children, their schools and families. SSEN: S employs teachers with specialist skills and other specialist staff such as educational audiologists, school psychologists, braille transcribers, Deaf education officers and educational interpreters.

The Teacher of the Deaf delivers targeted learning programs based on the Expanded Core Curriculum including areas such as compensatory or access skills, self-determination and assistive technology. Additionally, the Teacher of the Deaf provides consulting support to schools and agencies in the provision of appropriate teaching and learning adjustments.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and best classroom practices to cater for the needs of individual students. Additionally, a sound knowledge of developing and implementing personalised learning plans, assessment tools and reporting to parents and schools in a timely manner is necessary.

It is highly desirable that suitable applicants for all Teacher of the Deaf positions hold a Master of Special Education – Majoring in Deaf/Hard of Hearing or similar, or are working towards this qualification. Suitable applicants will be required to complete an Auslan program either by distance education or an in-house program.

As our service encompasses children from birth to Year 13, we are seeking a teacher with experience in working with young children and/or school age children and their families. The successful applicant will have recent experience supporting children with a hearing loss and/or complex educational needs in regional locations.

Additionally, the capacity to impart knowledge in a range of ways including delivery of student learning, professional learning and coaching, in face to face and on-line/remote formats is desirable. Experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal students and their families will be highly regarded.

SSEN: S staff benefit from working in a cohesive and collaborative team environment, sharing common goals and resources in supporting students, schools and parents across a state-wide service. SSEN: S provides opportunities for regular professional learning events, an induction and mentoring program for new and returning staff, and the opportunity to work in an environment of best practice which encourages innovative input of ideas from staff.

We are seeking applicants who are willing to undertake regular professional development and are interested in expanding their professional knowledge.

The role may involve travel with overnight stays including long distance driving, some of which may be in remote locations. Successful applicants will be required to hold a current and valid ‘C' class drivers licence.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about School Of Special Education Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting www.ssens.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

Please contact Samantha Branch, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 9402 6409 or emailing Samantha.Branch@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check, and
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 6 August 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Kalgoorlie
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-06 4:30 PM