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Head Of Special Education Services - Runcorn State High Scho


Education, Childcare & Training
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Head of Special Education Services - Runcorn State High School - Special Education Program

An exciting opportunity exists dedicated and dynamic individual to join a well established team of special educators at our school, with a strong culture of inclusion across all disability areas. We are also proud to be the program with the largest number of enrolled Deaf/HOH students in the state. In this role, you will focus on educational leadership, participating in delivering the vision of State Schools Division. The successful applicant will develop the quality of teaching and learning and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Job details

Position status Temporary

Position type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification Stream 2 /HOSES3

Workplace Location

Job ad reference QLD/MER363566/21T

Closing date 23-Feb-2021

Yearly salary $120405 - $126769

Fortnightly salary $4615.10 - $4859.00

Job duration Until 25 June 2021 unless otherwise determined

Runcorn State High School has a proud culture of The Runcorn Way: High Expectations and Personalised Learning, where the individual counts. This allows for the tailored response to the needs of students as individuals to ensure each student experiences success in their education. Our goal is to cater for the full range of learners, in order to achieve meaningful post-school pathways.

The school has a number of signature programs including the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scheme; The Horizons Excellence Program; Basketball, Baseball and Touch Football Academies; and our new Health Academy.

The successful applicant will be joining a dedicated team of educators who use the ethic of care to guide their improvement work with students. For further queries about the role, please contact Tony Egan, Deputy Principal on 07 3323 1609.

Your Role

As the Head of Special Education Services you will have responsibility for 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 mandatory 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 please CLICK HERE .
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE .

To apply please attach the following:

  • A maximum 3 page resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 4 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity .

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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