Public Services & Administration
EOI - Head of Special Education Services - Kowanyama State School - Special Education Program
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Special Education Services (HOSES) to join the team at Kowanyama State School. The HOSES position at Kowanyama State School has evolved to oversee all elements of the Department of Education’s Inclusion Policy. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the Inclusion policy. The HOSES works closely with the Guidance Officer and Heads of Department to support all staff in upskilling their capacity to differentiate for all learners. Management of students with diverse needs including students with a disability, significant learning support and gifted and talented.
Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HOSES2
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR329360/19E
Closing date 24-Nov-2019
Yearly salary $111540 - $117167
Fortnightly salary $4275.30 - $4491.00
Job duration From 23 January 2020 until 11 December 2020 unless otherwise determined
Contact details (07) 4083 7333
This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and accordingly any appointment (and extension to this appointment) will not extend beyond 12 months.
Kowanyama State School caters for students from kindy to Year 10 and is located just inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria, approximately one and half hours by plane or 8 hours by car from Cairns in Far North Queensland. The Kowanyama school community is a friendly and welcoming community that remains committed to quality education for all students. We are also committed to getting students to school every day, with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy.
Relocation expenses will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Departmental accommodation may be available at subsidised rental, subject to accommodation policy. Remote incentives apply.
As Head of Special Education Services at Kowanyama State School you will assist in delivering the department's vision around the inclusive policy and curriculum. Working with all staff to provide the best education for all students. You will also work closely with external agencies to configure the correct support needs of our students.
Additionally, as the Head of Special Education Services at Kowanyama State School, you will have responsibility for, but not limited to 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 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 regarding registration requirements 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 “How you will be assessed”.
Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.
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