Teacher - Special Education

Job No: 104992
Location: Adelaide

  • Do you want your hard work to make a direct impact on disenfranchised young people's educational journey?
  • Take on this challenging and rewarding Special Education position working with a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace!
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $70,000 - $100,900 plus super, commensurate with your skills and experience
  • Enjoy a strongly supportive culture with ongoing professional development opportunities

About Youth+ & FAME

Edmund Rice Education Australia Youth+ (EREA Youth+) is a network of flexible learning centres that offer young people an opportunity to reconnect with education in a setting that is non-judgemental, inclusive and flexible. With a focus on literacy and numeracy, all programming and learning activities are developed based on young people’s individual learning plans which are customised based on learning levels and what they require to re-engage.

FAME Flexible Learning Centre (FAME) is a Catholic school steeped in the Edmund Rice tradition. FAME first began as a mobile service in the southern suburbs of Adelaide for young people from complex backgrounds who had disengaged from mainstream schooling. FAME creates a setting where young people can access a safe environment, experience a high level of wellbeing and receive educational support to help them achieve outcomes in their Personal Learning Plans (PLP). FAME aims to re-engage young people who have either disengaged with their schooling or who are looking to access a different model to mainstream schooling with the chance to access a variety of activities including music, physical fitness, art, catering/hospitality and other engaging options.

FAME now operates across two Onkaparinga council youth centres, the Wardli Youth Centre, Christie Downs and Base 10 Youth Centre, Reynella. FAME works within the four Youth+ principles (Respect, Participation, Honesty, and Safe and Legal), and invites staff and young people onto a “common ground” where everyone has a voice in making decisions and establishing working agreements to foster a positive environment where young people can achieve positive educational and wellbeing outcomes.

About the Opportunity

EREA Youth+ now has an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for a Teacher - Special Education to join the team at FAME Flexible Learning Centre on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Head of Campus and the Network Principal, you will be responsible for planning, preparing, delivering and supporting other teachers in the delivery of effective social inclusion, learning and teaching programs for young people, based on individual learning levels, abilities and learning plans.

More specifically, your day to day duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Planning and implementing educational assessment programs which engage young people and assists in the development of individual learning plans;
  • Consulting and mentoring other staff to provide best-practice support for young people with disabilities or high needs (academic, social or behavioural);
  • Assisting staff to develop a curriculum that is appropriate and achieves measurable outcomes for individual young people with high learning needs, including engagement with SA Curriculum, SACE and VET Courses as appropriate;
  • Collaborating with the team to support a socially inclusive program that responds to the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and cultural needs of young people; and
  • Building connections with families to support learning outcomes for each young person.

For more information, please view the full position description here.

About You

To be considered for this position you must hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Teaching and be a registered Teacher in any Australian State.

You will be a patient and personable professional with strong relational skills and the tenacity to assist young people from complex backgrounds in achieving great educational outcomes.

Your flexibility and adaptability will be crucial to your success in customising learning experiences to successfully navigate an ever-changing working environment where no two days are the same.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience working with students with learning difficulties or disabilities. Secondary experience is highly regarded, however, candidates with significant experience in Primary with a view to progressing into Secondary are welcomed to apply.

Please note: Only Australian Residents with current Teacher Registration will be considered. Prior to commencement, you must hold or obtain a Working with Children Clearance.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace while reaping the incredible rewards that arise from the challenges faced day to day. You will see the direct impact you've made on young people's educational journey during your time with EREA Youth+, and will enjoy a long-lasting and extremely gratifying career.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $70,000 - $100,900, based on your experience level.

In addition, EREA Youth+ also provides ongoing professional development opportunities.

Bring your creativity and passion for reuniting young people with educational opportunities to this rewarding career path - Apply Now!

To apply for this role, please prepare a Cover Letter that details your responses to these three Selection Criteria, respond to the questions in the Application Form below and then attach to your application alongside your CV.

  • Demonstrated high levels of ability in developing and implementing a range of learning and inclusion support processes and accommodations which support the successful inclusion of disenfranchised young people, with special needs, in their education.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills in the context of relating to work colleagues, young people and parents in a cross-cultural environment. In particular demonstrated success in building relationships with disenfranchised young people.
  • Experience with working with disenfranchised young people



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