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Inclusion Outreach Coach 0.6 FTE

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Job type: Part time / From 14/06/2022 - 04/07/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1278318

Reference: 1278318

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated high level experience in inclusive education practice (teaching and learning) and developing processes for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration.
  2. Demonstrated experience planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based intervention strategies for students with disabilities and providing feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development.
  3. Demonstrated ability to input into the development, implementation and evaluation of processes and strategies relating to teaching students with disability and diverse learning needs in a range of school settings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide explicit advice to teaching staff to assess and monitor student achievement and learning progress in line with the Victorian curriculum, and support teaching staff with effective strategies to engage with parents and families, including to report on student progress.
  5. Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.
  6. Ability to provide leadership, professional learning and coaching that informs and influences the work of others involved in the engagement and wellbeing of children and young people.

 

Role

Inclusion Outreach Coaches provide coaching, collaboration, professional learning and support through delivering whole-school, small group and targeted interventions aimed at supporting educators to enhance the learning experiences all students, including students with disability and diverse learning needs. The initiative has a dedicated focus on improving school outcomes, through provision of on-site coaching in school-wide inclusive practices, and classroom-based instruction and pedagogical feedback and support.

Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice and modelling exemplary practice and values in inclusive education, to support the development of an inclusive school culture.
  2. Delivering high quality, explicit technical advice on best-practice for educators to effectively engage students in inclusive classrooms, so that they reach full participation.
  3. Supporting the school-based leadership team to establish processes to help identify how to make school-wide adjustments to develop a high performing, inclusive school culture that id conducive to delivering inclusive practices.
  4. Playing a key role in implementing professional learning, including through coaching, and supporting schools to design and implement interventions delivered through a multi-tiered systems of support framework.
  5. Modelling effective inclusive education whole school and classroom practices and supporting teachers to seek, analyses and act on feedback on their practice.
  6. Provide leadership and professional learning to others, such as school leaders and teachers to help ensure quality inclusive practices are provided by schools to improve students’ learning and developmental outcomes.
  7. Maintain professional competence and attend ongoing professional learning, including attending professional development coaching activities throughout the year.
  8. Maintain active involvement in Inclusion Outreach Coaching Communities of Practice for educator and coaching workforces.
  9. Collect and analyses implementation and evaluation data of inclusion outreach coaching initiative and liaise with the Regional Inclusion Outreach Coordinator to respond to identified needs.

Additional Area Responsibilities

Operating in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training's Area teams, this role will also have the following Area responsibilities:

  • Using rigorous problem-solving procedures to identify and respond to school and school-based staff need; and coaching others to do so.
  • Delivering both inclusion inreach and outreach models of support to ensure the adoption and effective implementation of inclusive practices across a range of school settings.
  • Collecting, analysing and using data effectively to monitor and report the measurable impact of the inclusion in/outreach practices being implemented in collaboration with the Regional Inclusion Outreach Coordinator.
  • Partnering and collaborating with other coaches and workforces within the Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion and School Improvement teams in a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Maintaining connectedness and capability support within the hiring specialist school (equivalent to one day per week) through:
  1. dedicated time to work with specialist school learning specialists and leadership teams
  2. coaching educators in specialist school classrooms
  3. attending specialist school meetings where appropriate

Who May Apply

Required

Applicants must:

  • Currently hold registration or be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

Desirable:

  • A graduate or postgraduate qualification in special/inclusive education and/or disability.
  • Experience in, or understanding across various school settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in inclusive education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students with disabilities and diverse learning needs.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

VIT LANTITE

To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Colac Specialist School is located in the regional town of Colac and provides high quality curriculum, wellbeing and therapy programs for students with special learning needs from Early Education to the year they turn 18. We span a large catchment area of students from the local district, including the coastal region. All school age students have a diagnosis of intellectual disability, ranging from mild to profound, whilst many students also have associated social, emotional, mental, behavioural, sensory or physical impairments. At least one third of students are on the autism spectrum. The Early Education Program caters for children 2.8 to 4.8 years of age who present with delays in two more developmental areas. Teachers met in Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) and as Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and are focused on creating a positive school climate and improving their professional practice. We strive to provide differentiated curriculum practices for students with disabilities within and beyond the school into the wider education community.

 

CSS offers an Early Education Program (EEP) for children who have a developmental delay. EEP is an educational program which uses the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and develops and promotes each child’s social and emotional skills through guided play, as well as creative and structured activities. EEP is based around developing skills which promote fine and gross motor co-ordination, language and communication, cognition and self-care.

 

CSS recognises and values the importance of parents and professionals working collaboratively as partners to achieve the best outcomes for each individual within our care. We promote positive student wellbeing and engagement through implementing a whole school Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum that builds and strengthens students’ personal and social capabilities.

 

Our school curriculum offers flexibility for teachers to tailor their teaching in ways that provide rigorous, relevant and engaging learning and assessment opportunities for students with an intellectual disability. Individual Learning Plans are provided for every student with the necessary adjustments made in order for students to engage in curriculum content as well as demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding.

 

The Curriculum taught and assessed from Foundation to Year Ten is the Victorian Curriculum F-10 encompassing the Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum, Levels A-D. Students in their final years of schooling have a managed individual pathways plan and, where applicable, a careers action plan. This includes Enterprise Education, work experience and the Duke of Edinburgh program.

 

CSS was established in 1985 and is located in central Colac where services are provided to eligible students from Colac and the surrounding district, including the coastal region. The current student enrolment at CSS is approx. 55 FTE and has 15 EEP children. It prides itself on providing a high-quality education for all students in a safe and secure learning environment, where kids come first. The School is currently in its final year of the Strategic Plan (2019 – 2022) and its Annual Implementation Plan incorporates the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).

Inclusion Outreach Coach 0.6 FTE

Job type:

Part time / From 14/06/2022 - 04/07/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Cameron Peverett | 5231 1055

Inclusion Outreach Coach 0.6 FTE