Secondary School Coordinator – Contract

The role of the Secondary School Coordinator 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 Coordinator 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 school assistants, experienced teachers and assisting new teachers by providing guidance and advice.

The Coordinator will be responsible for a class and for teaching classes across the Secondary School.

Main duties and responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide instructional and inspirational leadership of a curriculum team in pedagogy that reflects evidence-based practice.
  • Lead and manage the teaching and learning to ensure our learning programmes are sequential, engaging, vibrant and agile.
  • Ensure curriculum delivered is of the highest standard, meeting the needs of students.
  • Ensure curriculum delivered reflects best practice in curriculum design and pedagogy for diverse learners.
  • Oversee an environment that promotes the positive wellbeing and care of students.
  • Encourage and develop a culture of strong partnerships between, staff, students and parents.
  • Lead and support teachers to create a positive and engaging classroom environment that manages the individual needs of students.
  • Work with the Student Support Officer to actively engage in and deliver a positive wellbeing program tailored to the needs of the stage.
  • Collaborate with the teachers and leadership team to manage the wellbeing and learning needs of students and families.
    Lead staff to be inspired and passionate teachers.
  • Inspire, mentor and lead a team of staff who are always striving to develop their professional practice and expertise as teachers.
  • Foster staff who are accountable, team orientated and driven by high expectations for students.
  • Collaborate in the leadership of Secondary School events and activities as required.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to lead the daily operation/management of classes.
  • Ensure the curriculum taught is compliant with the requirements of external authorities.
  • Provide oversight of academic programmes including scope and sequence, curriculum planning documents, registration etc.
  • Assess schedules, tasks, policy, processes as relevant.
  • Review data and student progress and performance.
  • Oversee and support record keeping as required for students.
  • Display authenticity with a strong personal presence, poise and capacity to inspire and care for students, staff and stakeholders.
  • Confidently engage with parents and students.
  • Articulate and engage with a personal warmth that engenders mutual respect and builds commitment and community at the school.
  • Display initiative, self-motivation and accountability.
  • Support the values of SALDA as part of the total life of the school.
  • Ensure discretion, professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Any other duties as required by the Head of School or delegate.

Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience

Qualifications / Registrations / Professional memberships


  • Tertiary qualification applicable to the role.


  • Qualifications in Special Education or Inclusive Education.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience in leading a professional team and managing innovative, responsive and flexible programs.
  • Sound knowledge of the current Australian Curriculum (Secondary) and strong pedagogical skills to meet the diverse needs of all students and to foster every child’s educational potential.
  • Experience implementing QCIA, certificate courses, ASDAN and VET training.
  • Experience with timetabling within a small school (Secondary) context.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and within a team.
  • Ability to lead and assist others in growing their practice and performance.
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Well-developed organisational and administration skills including the ability to put systems in place and meet deadlines.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance.
  • Driver’s Licence.
  • First Aid Certificate.

Working Relationships

  • The Primary School Coordinator reports to the Head of School.
  • The Primary School Coordinator will work closely with all staff.
  • The Primary School Coordinator will build positive relationships with management, administrative, therapy and education staff throughout the organisation as well as with schools, medical professionals and key contacts across Queensland.

To Apply

All applications for this role can be made through Seek:




We put the interests of others above our own and actively seek out opportunities to help.


We love what we do and show this through our enthusiasm, energy and positive mindset.


We have high expectations of ourselves and each other, and continually strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.


We accept responsibility, do what is expected of us and are answerable to each other.


We are friendly, generous and considerate in everything we do.


We deliberately enable others, develop their agency and voice, and are committed to their success.


We show through our everyday actions that we value others as unique individuals, entitled to our high regard and dignity; honouring their difference and contribution.

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