Townsville Catholic Education (TCE) supports 29 schools within the Diocese, located throughout a diverse region including urban and rural environments extending to Mount Isa to the west, Proserpine to the south and north to Ingham. TCE provides a diverse range of education choices including primary, secondary and Prep-to-Year 12. Each setting provides a high educational standard in a caring and a stimulating environment. The Diocese has a growing Indigenous education program and some of our schools offer both boarding and day-student facilities.
TCE employs in excess of 2,500 teaching, professional and ancillary/support employees to fulfil our mission of providing quality educational services through our Catholic school communities. A Catholic education involves much more than simply teaching the educational basics. It encourages students to embrace Catholic values and faith while providing them with an excellent education and diverse life experiences that will prepare them to be a contributing member of the community in their adult lives.
The proud reputation Catholic schools enjoy within the Diocese today is based on the strong tradition built by religious orders who found Catholic Education in the Townsville Diocese in 1872.
- Primary schools: 18
- Secondary colleges: 5
- Boarding colleges: 1
- Prep to Year 12 colleges: 4
- Prep to Year 9 school: 1
Living in Townsville
With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville provides a laid-back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts. No other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys.
Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 190,000 people, Townsville offers a wonderful lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities, leading edge health care, affordable housing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options.
A range of additional information can be viewed by visiting the TCEO website located at https://www.tsv.catholic.edu.au
Position Title: Inclusive Education Team Coordinator
Reports to: Director – Learning and Teaching
The Inclusive Education Coordinator provides a professional leadership role partnering with members of the Inclusive Education Team, the Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) Strategic Leadership Group and School Principals and Inclusive Practice Teachers in the 29 schools. This leadership is to provide advice and support for inclusive education practices for improved learning outcomes for all students, including students with diverse and complex learning needs.
At a later stage in this project, you will be provided a full position description; and the success criteria for the first 12 months in the role.
The role reports to the Director – Learning and Teaching and leads a team of 15. The team is comprised of:
- Speech Language Pathologist – 7
- AVS Hearing Impairment – 2
- AVS Inclusion – 4
- AVS English as Additional Language/Dialect – 1
- Administration Assistant – 1
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
The starting date is negotiable, however ideally it will be early in 2022.
Location and Travel
The role is based in the Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan (a suburb of Townsville) Queensland. However, the nature of the role will require the person to spend considerable time in school communities.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package will be discussed as we move through this process.
- The initial contract period is for five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance, with further contract periods subject to an appraisal according to policy.
- Five weeks annual leave plus 17.4% leave loading on 4 weeks leave; and a time in lieu policy.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government. Further details regarding this check may be obtained at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
- Applicants will require a current Driver’s Licence.
- Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville and beyond. When visiting schools in the Diocese the expectation is overnight accommodation.
The Executive Director invites expressions of interest from people who align with the following expectations:
- Capacity and willingness to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church and the Mission for Catholic education.
- A passion for providing specialist advice and support for students with diverse and complex learning needs.
- Experience in working in a senior inclusive education role within a school and/or office environment.
- Capacity to lead and supervise a multi-disciplinary team.
- An understanding of NCCD processes combined with a depth of experience in the analysis and interpretation of data for a range of stakeholders.
- Highly developed interpersonal communication and human relations skills in dealing with a range of professionals including professionals from other agencies and organisations.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and a commitment to ongoing personal and professional learning.
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Questions can be directed to either (a) Director John Chesher (0417 068 220) or (b) email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The timeline and details for this project are outlined below. All emails and applications are acknowledged within 48 hours.
The Selection Process
Key dates as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||By Wed. 24th Nov.|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Friday 10th Dec|
|Review meeting & short listing||Late in week commencing Mon 13th Dec|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Thurs. 13th Jan 2022|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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- Closing is 5.00pm on the date shown above. However, a late application could be accepted, providing it does not adversely impact other applications or the Townsville schedule.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process.
- TCE will provide an option of a video interview in circumstances where a person is unable to attend for a face-to-face meeting.
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