Capstone College Poatina Tasmania is seeking to employ an experienced Senior Secondary Teacher to become our TLO and Senior coordinator (0.4 FTE) to commence in January, 2019. The teaching component (0.6 FTE) will cover a range of subjects depending on your skill set and student subject selection. You will have the challenge of setting up a new Senior College program and assisting teachers in developing courses under the Tasmanian TASC curriculum.
You will have a passion for making the senior levels of secondary education accessible for those students who struggle in mainstream schooling. You be organised and have the ability to enable a growing team to manage the rigours of the TASC system while working with students who struggle in life.
You team will have the support of a full time Youth and Community worker, and a dedicated Learning Support Teacher (0.4) plus TA’s.
Capstone College is an independent, co-educational school catering for students from Year 9 to Year 12. We are a Special Assistance School that is providing an alternative approach to education for students where previous schooling in a mainstream setting has not been successful due to social, emotional, physical, educational, family or situational difficulties.
The College provides education which is innovative and meets the needs of the student, many of whom have learning difficulties and disabilities. Capstone College is a responsive, inclusive College, informed by Christian spirituality: Where the values of justice, mercy, generosity and hospitality are lived out in community. Where students and all who are in contact with them are invited to redeem their pasts and move forward together, as we learn to live and take responsibility for a better tomorrow. We aim to provide a safe community where all students are free from pressures of social stigma and able to gain the best from their education.
We are expecting to enrol 16 year 11 students in 2019 growing this through natural growth to a campus of 35 students by 2021.
An integral part of this is Capstone’s involvement in Poatina Village. Poatina is a community of people that live to bring life to each other and those spending time in the village, particularly the young and vulnerable. Poatina aspires to be a community of hope, bringing a vibrant culture and inspiring spirituality through facilitating a range of training programs and teaching and learning opportunities that encourage, build capacity and change lives.
Terms of Position:
This position is full time. With an initial 3 month probation period on a one year contract, with expectation the position will continue subject to ongoing enrolments.
Your employment conditions are outlined in the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010, but our salaries are in parity with the TAS State Teachers award.
Key Selection Criteria:
- Appropriate Australian teaching qualifications
- Teacher registration in Tasmania or able to obtain
- Experience teaching Year 11 & 12 subjects (TASC preferable)
- Experience working with students who have high learning needs
- Enjoy innovating and shaping the education environment differently
- Must be able to work in a range of subject areas
- Experience and enthusiasm for working with youth at risk
- Flexibility and an ability to work as part of a close-knit team
- Able to be a role model of the Christian walk and faith to the students Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
- Current Working with Vulnerable Peoples Card Tasmania
Capstone College takes child protection seriously.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a passion for education and the ability to support the delivery of innovative learning opportunities for students who have disengaged from mainstream school education.
Preferably the successful applicant will have experience in working with disengaged young people in an educational setting. They will be a team player, capable and competent in their abilities, and be able to work and participate within the Christian ethos of our College.
Staff characteristics – Flexible, innovative, works with young people at their level, connects to problem students, innovative, Coaching teaching styles. Generally, teach across a range of curricula areas. Passionate educators. Emotionally stable and God connected.
We can assure you of: Frustration, challenges, heart break, very low class sizes (read- less marking- more challenging), daily variation, cooked breakfast with the students, an amazing local community of volunteers willing to be involved in your programs. The chance to teach extraordinarily.
Applications close: 2nd January 2019 or when position is filled.
Interviews will commence as suitable applications are received.
All applicants need to be familiar with the job description, please email our Principal below.
Applicants should provide three referees including one from their current minister/ pastor as well as providing their WWVP number and Tasmania Teacher Registration Number. To apply, email your resume with a cover letter addressing your relevant experience and reason for applying for this position to:
Mr Russell McKane
Due to our unique requirements feel free to ring the Principal on 0417 108 304 with questions.