Flinders Christian Community College seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to lead best practice in the area of individual needs across K – 12. The College is an independent, coeducational, interdenominational Christian school, with an open and inclusive enrolment policy, for students in Kinder to Year 12, with beautiful campuses located in Carrum Downs, Mt Martha and Tyabb. Students are encouraged, challenged and inspired to learn, develop in character, and to understand the world in which they live.
Flinders has established a positive school culture, which seeks to value all by displaying love, grace, integrity, humility and forgiveness with dispositions for lifelong learning and service in the Kingdom of God. There is an inclusive educational philosophy which underpins the curricular and extra-curricular programs from three-year old kinder to Year 12. Students have opportunities to engage in activities such as drama, music, sport, debating and public speaking, community service and mission programs. The College seeks to employ professional and innovative educators, who are committed to quality Christian Education and the College’s purpose, vision and values.
Reporting to the Deputy Principal, the Head of Inclusion and Differentiation will be an expert in leading individual needs programs. An important aspect of this role is to facilitate access to education and participation in school and to maximise educational outcomes for students. They will liaise closely with key leaders of the College, across all areas of teaching and learning, pastoral care and wellbeing. The appointee will be a strong communicator with the capacity to build strong positive relationships with staff as well as students and their families.
The Head of Inclusion and Differentiation will have qualifications in the area of teaching, psychology and special education with the capacity to administer educational assessments. They will be able to demonstrate an extensive experience in educational support, leading professional learning for staff and delivering information to parents. They will have a clear understanding of the processes and procedures required for the VCE and NCCD and belong to appropriate networks and professional bodies.
Commencing in January 2021, the successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative professional able to demonstrate:
- Strategic thinking and the ability to align with the College’s vision, mission, values and Strategic Plan
- Effective stakeholder management and excellent interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of Students with Disabilities and broader school funding models (I.SV. & N.C.C.D.S.W.D.)
- Advanced theory and best practice of learning needs and disabilities
- Collaboration with staff in writing ILPs and capacity to deliver professional learning
- Ability to network within and external to the College community
- Understanding of ‘Technology Supported Learning’ pedagogy
- Experience in interpreting reports and assessments.
Flinders Christian Community College is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.
Flinders Christian Community College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant – Dr Amanda Samson on 0433356911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact Fiona Hutton at email@example.com
Please ONLY APPLY directly to Hutton Consulting Australia. Only suitably qualified applicants will be contacted.
Applications close: Friday September 25 2020 by 5pm