Head of Special Education Services - Proserpine State High School, Special Education Program

$123,716 - $130,255 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a permanent Head of Special Education Services, to join the leadership team at Proserpine State High School. This opportunity will allow the successful applicant to lead the special education program, to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision, providing quality learning outcomes for the community of Proserpine.

Position status Permanent
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO2
Workplace Location Mackay region
Job ad reference QLD/NQR385361/21P
Closing date 10-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $123716 - $130255
Fortnightly salary $4742.00 - $4992.70
Job duration
Contact person Donald McDermid
Contact details (07) 4945 0111
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About our school:

Established in 1963, Proserpine State High School services a diverse range of communities and offers excellent holistic educational opportunities for young adolescents of the Whitsunday Region of Queensland. The majority of students are drawn from the communities of Airlie Beach/Cannonvale, Whitsunday Islands, Proserpine and its surrounding farming/grazing areas.

Your opportunity:

As the Head of Special Education Services, you will:

  • focus on educational leadership, participating in delivering the vision of State Schools Division
  • develop the quality of teaching and learning
  • nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

The Head of Special Education Services is accountable to and under the direction of the Principal or delegate.

Your role:

As the Head of Special Education Services you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school special education unit or special education developmental unit teachers, students and stakeholders to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Are active participants in life long learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Are futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students with disability.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the unit to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.