Assistant Principal Special Education - General - Warners Bay Public School

$126,568 - $140,923 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Warners Bay NSW 2282, Australia
  • 15 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008YYS
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $140,923.00. This position attracts a base salary of $126,568.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 49488129 - Deborah Hall
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Lake Macquarie North
Staffing area: Lake Macquarie
School name: Warners Bay Public School
FTE: 1.000


Warners Bay Public School (430 enrolments, including 34 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) is situated on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. We currently have 19 classes, including two multi-categorical support classes and a class for students with Emotional Disturbances. Our staff are a dedicated team of professionals, who collaborate to achieve excellent results for all students.

Focus areas for the school are literacy and numeracy, student voice and evidence-based teaching practices.

The school utilises Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) to ensure consistent behaviour expectations across the school. The school community highly values extra-curricular activities, including dance, drumming, guitar, band, sport, and aerobics.

Warners Bay Public School is a proud member of the The Bay Community of Schools and the Kumaridha AECG. We have a supportive Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) who actively contribute to the school.

Selection Criteria

  • In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach Special Education and/or demonstrated experience in providing leadership and quality teaching and learning for students with Autism, Multi Categorical, Intellectual Disability and supporting students with complex physical, behavioural, sensory and mental health needs.
  • Highly visible, inclusive and collaborative leadership skills with demonstrated expertise in complex team management, conflict resolution processes and the ability to manage the performance of individuals and teams including school learning support officers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum and assessment for students with special needs from K-6 to engage them in rich, differentiated learning programs.
  • Proven strong interpersonal and communication skills to sensitively and actively engage with families, paraprofessionals and external agencies to create and deliver individualised quality teaching and learning programs for students with complex needs.

General Selection Criteria

  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


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.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

Special Notes

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