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Principal Advisor, Auslan - Parramatta State School

Education - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


In this role, you will provide coaching and mentoring services to designated state educational facilities within the region supporting students, using Auslan aged from birth to the end of schooling. This temporary vacancy is available from 21 June 2021 until 17 September 2021 unless otherwise determined. This vacancy is advertised as temporary full-time (1.00 FTE) however, part-time hours can be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Flexible-flex,Flexible-full-time,Flexible-part-time,Full-time,Part-time
Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Yearly Salary: $114886 - $120682
Contact Name: Erica Odenthal
Contact Number: (07) 4037 3875
Closing Date: 07-JUN-21

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About Parramatta State School

Parramatta State School, located centrally in Cairns, strives for success for all students in a welcoming and accepting environment. We set high expectations for student learning achievement for all and encourage diversity in teaching practices and pedagogies.

Your Role

As the Principal Advisor, Auslan you will have responsibility for the following:

Support schools in using Auslan in the delivery of quality educational programs of deaf and hard of hearing students.
Provide mentoring and coaching assistance to school teams and class teachers in the use of Auslan and bilingual pedagogy.
Improve and enhance pedagogical practice for teachers by researching and modelling quality teaching and learning programs for deaf students.
Improve the capacity of class teachers to use evidence based practice, including sign language assessment, to inform programing for students.
Coordinate support and training regarding the use of Auslan and bilingual pedagogy for class teachers, special educators, Teacher Aides (Educational Interpreter - Auslan and Language Model - Auslan), and Advisory Visiting Teachers for Hearing Impairment.
Provide advice regarding regional teacher aide allocations & staff placements to support students using Auslan.
Provide opportunities and support for Teacher Aides (Educational Interpreter - Auslan and Language Model - Auslan) in the areas of professional and personal skills development.
Liaise with, and report within the Diverse Learners and State Schooling teams, as determined by the Regional Director and identify any Auslan specific issues within the region.

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.
Applicants for this position must hold recognised Teacher of the Deaf qualifications.
It is expected that the Principal Advisor, Auslan has recent experience in classroom teaching and has a higher than average knowledge, understanding and experience of deaf and hearing impaired education, including Auslan and bilingual pedagogy.

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 1 page written response outlining your suitability for the role.

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.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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