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Job Title : Teacher - Deaf Education


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH666865

This is a permanent part-time 0.6 FTE position commencing Term 2, 2021

Are you a positive and talented teacher who strives to enhance student educational outcomes?

The School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (SSEN: S) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher of the Deaf to join the Deaf Education Visiting Teacher Service.

The School provides educational support for children with hearing loss and/or vision impairment from birth to completion of school. SSEN: S is based at the Statewide Services Centre in Padbury and supports children in both public and non-government schools throughout Western Australia.

SSEN: S operates the Deaf Education and Vision Education programs to support eligible children, their schools and families. SSEN: S employs teachers with specialist skills and other specialist staff such as educational audiologists, school psychologists, braille transcribers, Deaf education officers, captioner and educational interpreters.

The Visiting Teacher of the Deaf delivers targeted learning programs based on the Expanded Core Curriculum including areas such as communication (oral language or Auslan), audiology and functional skills for curriculum access. , Additionally, the Visiting Teacher of the Deaf provides consulting support to schools and agencies in the provision of appropriate teaching and learning adjustments.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a sound understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and best classroom practices to cater for the needs of individual students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Additionally, a sound knowledge of developing and implementing personalised learning plans, assessment tools and reporting to parents and schools in a timely manner is necessary. As our service encompasses children from birth to Year 13, we are seeking teachers with experience in working with young children and/or school age children and their families.

The successful applicant is required to hold a Master of Special Education, majoring in Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Additionally, the successful applicant will have experience supporting students with hearing loss, their families and schools.

SSEN: S staff benefit from working in a cohesive and collaborative team environment, sharing common goals and resources in supporting students, schools and parents across a state-wide service. SSEN: S provides opportunities to work state-wide with the provision of current and regular professional learning events, an induction and mentoring program for new and returning staff, and the opportunity to work in an environment of best practice which encourages innovative input of ideas from staff.

The successful applicant may be based at SSEN: S Padbury or SSEN: S hubs located in north or south metropolitan regions. This role may involve extensive travel including state wide travel and overnight stays. Successful applicants will be required to hold a valid ‘C’ class drivers licence. Travel may involve the use of the employee’s own motor vehicle which must be registered, insured and in safe working order.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about School Of Special Education Needs: Sensory can be found by visiting http://www.ssens.wa.edu.au/or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information

Please contact Michelle Brown, Acting Principal by telephoning (08) 9402 6104 or emailing Michelle.Brown3@education.wa.edu.au 

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 17 February 2021.