The School Teacher’s role is to provide comprehensive and effective educational services for children and their families designated as clients of Speech and Language Development Australia (SALDA) at The Glenleighden School.
The School Teacher is one of the key professionals within a multidisciplinary team, supporting appropriate educational outcomes for students with a disability for whom language is their primary disorder. Positions at this level will have supervisory responsibilities for a School Assistant with more experienced teachers also assisting new teachers by providing guidance and advice.
Main duties and responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- In collaboration with other relevant team members, support the goals of student personalised learning plans (PLP), where appropriate.
- Contribute where appropriate as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Assume a pastoral care responsibility in collaboration and negotiation with the Head of Teaching and Learning.
- Deliver previously planned teaching sessions in a variety of innovative and adaptive ways.
- Demonstrate ‘best practice’ teaching.
- Embed the use of technologies throughout the curriculum.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum, with particular emphasis on individualising curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
- Contribute to, and assume responsibility as appropriate for, reporting and data collection procedures, as well as relevant correspondence and administrative tasks.
- Advocate for children with language disorders, in accordance with SALDA’s mission and vision.
- Approach learning tasks in a proactive manner that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for diverse learners.
Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience
Qualifications / Registrations / Professional memberships
- A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Graduate Diploma in Education from an approved tertiary institution.
- Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
- Qualifications in Special Education or Inclusive Education.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum.
- Knowledge of best practice and procedures related to the provision of education services to children and young people with a disability.
- A demonstrated ability to develop and implement best practice methodologies with a sound evidence base within an education setting.
- Knowledge and understanding of the comorbidities associated with language disorder.
- Experience in and understanding of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to working with children and young people with disability.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to self-direct as well as work effectively with others.
- A commitment to personal and professional development.
- Demonstrated ability to develop professional networks both internally and externally with key stakeholders.
- Knowledge of best practice and procedures in relation to working with students with disability for whom language is their primary disorder.
- Knowledge of practices, acts, regulations and systems relating to education, special education and the Educational Adjustment Program (EAP) verification process.
- Understanding of the complexities of differential diagnosis for pervasive developmental disabilities incorporating communication disorders.
- A current Blue Card or Exemption Card (working with children check) or other acceptable evidence.
- First Aid Certificate.
- Direct reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning.
- The School Teacher will work closely with all staff at The Glenleighden School.
- The School Teacher will build positive working relationships with management, administrative, therapy and education staff throughout the organisation as well as with schools, medical professionals and key contacts across Queensland.
All applications for this position are to be made directly to HR of SALDA. Please email your cover letter and resume to: