Head of Special Education Services, Special Education Program - Crescent Lagoon State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists at Crescent Lagoon State School, for a Head of Special Education Services. This opportunity entails a cluster of schools, which include Lakes Creek State School, Ridgelands State School and Depot Hill State School.

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Rockhampton region
Job ad reference: QLD/QR380659/21P
Closing date: 19-Sep-2021
Yearly salary: $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary: $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration:
Contact person: Jackie Sinclair
Contact details: (07) 4999 3333
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Crescent Lagoon State School experiences a positive and respected profile throughout the Rockhampton district. Our school is promoted actively in the media for activities such as the Anzac Day, Red Cross and Cancer Foundation fundraising. Our school provides outstanding opportunities in physical education and sport, and academic and cultural activities.

Your opportunity:

This opportunity of HOSES, will include a cluster of schools which include, Lakes Creek State School, Ridgelands State School and Depot Hill State School.

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. 
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. 

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.