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Inclusion Outreach Coach

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warragul

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289299

Reference: 1289299

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warragul

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

School visits are available by appointment.
Address:  55 Burke St (PO BOX 959) WARRAGUL VIC 3820
Phone:  0356231385
EMAIL: 
warragul.district.ss@education.vic.gov.au

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Warragul and District Specialist School is situated in the regional town of Warragul in West Gippsland, an hour and a half east of Melbourne. The school commenced the 2022 year with approximately 118 students aged between 5 and 18 years.  All students at the school have an intellectual disability with a large percentage having multiple disabilities including Autism, sensory and physical impairments and associated conditions.  Students travel to the school from a broad geographic area, including Drouin, Neerim District, Yannathan/Poowong, and Trafalgar.

At Warragul and District Specialist School we believe that all students can and will learn, and grow in self-esteem, through fostering a climate of care, dignity and respect, using consistent behaviour management strategies, deliberate positive reinforcement, and recognition of achievement. The school promotes a curriculum that develops skills that its graduates will utilize as adults.  We believe that graduates should be actively involved in work/further education, participate in managing their own homes, and are active participants in their own local community.

The whole school commitment to build teacher capacity and improve student learning outcomes is reflected in the key improvement strategies in the school’s Strategic Plan which are:

  • To improve student outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • To improve student confidence and self-esteem across the school.
  • To improve the readiness of students for post school life.
  • To effectively manage school resources to cater for increasing enrolments and a diverse student population.

In 2018 the school reviewed its values in line with the School wide Positive Behavior Supports initiative. All components of the school community were consulted coming up with 3 values.

  • Be a Learner
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful

In 2022 these values are strongly embedded into the school community and provide a framework from which the school community will continue to monitor expectations and norms across school programs, activities and events.

The school currently has achieved a Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Supports (SW-PBS) bronze award status

At Warragul & District Specialist School we believe in in the principles behind our school motto, "Celebrating Difference". Acknowledging and celebrating individual difference in all students and members of the school community.

 

 

 

 

Inclusion Outreach Coach

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Matthew Hyde | 035/623-1385

Inclusion Outreach Coach