Head Teacher Special Education - Casino High School

$126,568 - $140,923 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Casino NSW 2470, Australia
  • 15 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008VXS
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: 02 66623077 - Minnie Wilson
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Clarence Valley
Staffing area: Lismore
School name: Casino High School
FTE: 1.000


Casino High School is a comprehensive high school with an enrolment of approximately 650 students including 29% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and a Support Unit known as the LEAP Centre (Learning Enrichment and Alternate Programs), meeting the needs of approximately 70 students across 8 classes. The Head Teacher Special Education is supported by and works closely with the Deputy Principal Inclusion and Support.

Casino High School focuses on every student's wellbeing to ensure they are educated in a supportive and nurturing environment, tending to each student's individual needs. We are a PBL school and aim to instil our values of Respect, Inclusion, Safety and Effort (RISE) at all times. We acknowledge the great efforts of all our students.

We have a diverse and innovative staff that are able to engage students through varied curriculum choices which meet academic, vocational (VET and TVET and School to Work), sporting and social needs of our students.

The Casino community are active participants in school events and the development of stronger partnerships and programs within the school setting to enable our students to gain 'real world' experiences. Casino is a regional town located in Northern New South Wales with a rural demographic on Bundjalung land of the Gallibal people.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position.In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • Approval to teach Special Education and/or demonstrated experience in providing quality teaching and learning for students with complex needs, challenging behaviours and disabilities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the consultation, planning, implementation and review of student plans and programs, which improve the learning and wellbeing outcomes of students within a Special Education setting.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and a flexible approach which inspires and motivates a dynamic team of staff to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities.

General Selection Criteria

  • Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  • Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  • 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 https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes

The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located here.

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