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Generalist Teacher (Primary) / Team Leader - MacKillop Specialist School Geelong

MacKillop Family Services

About MacKillop Specialist School, Geelong Campus

MacKillop Specialist School is part of the education services provided by MacKillop Family Services, whose founding members, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of St Joseph and the Christian Brothers have a long and rich tradition of ensuring equity and access to education for all children. MacKillop Specialist School caters for children (Foundation-VCAL) who are disengaged from learning, and have complex and diverse needs; and therefore require extensive adjustments to access learning.

The central goal of MacKillop Family Services is to support, to foster hope, and to promote justice for children, young people and their families; particularly those who experience distress, disadvantage and abuse. Education is central to that goal.

About the role

The Generalist Teacher is a member of our Mackillop School in Whittington, Geelong and reports to the Deputy Principal. This role will contribute to the development of education programs appropriate to the identified learning and wellbeing requirements of children with complex and diverse needs, who have often experienced trauma, abuse or neglect.

The Generalist Teacher will design and deliver a range of education programs that meet the needs of the students and are compliant with curriculum requirements. This includes classroom teaching and 1:1 intensive student support.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop education programs for a range of students following a rigorous assessment of their initial and ongoing educational needs.
  • Set and demonstrate high expectations for student learning and education outcomes through the development of Individual Education and Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Support the Primary Team to enhance capacity and implement systems and processes related to learning and wellbeing.
  • Model a commitment to Child Safety, unconditional positive regard and trauma informed practice at all times.

In addition to the roles and responsibilities as a Generalist Teacher, the Team Leader Primary will:

  • Participate in Local Leadership Team Meetings, organised and chaired by the Principal
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Deputy Principal, the development, documentation and implementation of the Victorian Curriculum
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Deputy Principal, the learning and wellbeing needs of the students in Primary Classes
  • Support Primary School Staff to meet the learning and wellbeing needs of their students
  • Provide supervision to Primary Teachers and Education Support Staff, as required.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate leader and teacher, who is trauma informed and committed to working with young people with diverse and complex needs.

Our successful applicant will have a strong knowledge and experience of developing curriculum and supporting students with special needs.

We want someone who is resilient, flexible and has the capacity to work collaboratively as a part of a committed and passionate team.

Key Selection Criteria include:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A four-year teaching qualification or equivalent and eligibility for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in implementing highly aspirational initiatives in student learning, informed by the Victorian Curriculum
  • Experience in the design, delivery and assessment of programs that cater for diverse and complex needs of individual learners and a commitment to trauma-informed practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary developments in education and a capacity to engage students who have a range of learning difficulties and challenging behaviours.

In addition to the KSC of a Generalist Teacher, the Team Leader Primary will:

  • Demonstrate developed leadership skills to be able to contribute effectively as a member of the Local Leadership Team (Geelong)
  • Demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, leading the development, documentation and implementation of the Victorian Curriculum
  • Demonstrate a capacity to lead a team and support the professional development of staff to enhance the learning outcomes of all students
  • Demonstrate a capacity to provide quality mentoring and supervision to relevant members of the team

MacKillop is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check and hold a valid employment working with children check.

If you are passionate about the education and wellbeing of children and young people at risk, you enjoy working as a leader and you want to make a positive contribution to our team, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information, please contact Justin Roberts (Principal) via email on justin.roberts@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Generalist Teacher (Primary) / Team Leader - MacKillop Specialist School Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs, or via phone, 0408 825 100.

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