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    Senior Project Officer - Special Education

    From 1 January 2017 BOSTES will be known as the NSW Education Standards Authority (‘the Authority’), an independent statutory authority responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood educators. The Authority is responsible for developing policies and initiatives for evaluating and improving quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors in response to the need to adopt a more strategic and outward-looking focus, greater clarity of regulatory roles and responsibilities, and streamlined processes and systems.

    Closing date May 7, 2017, noon
    LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Type Full-Time
    Status Temporary
    Contact Karen Ingram
    (02) 9367 8150

    About this job

    We are looking for Senior Project Officer, Special Education to provide support in all aspects of curriculum development and implementation in the Key Learning Areas K-12 with particular emphasis on special education and the diversity of learners.

    To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the role description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process. This assessment will determine your suitability for appointment and may assist in identifying any learning and development needs for you to reach your full potential in this role.

    You must also possess the following essential requirements:

    • Tertiary teaching qualifications in Special Education

    • Outstanding experience in government or non-government schools and currency in key developments in special education

    • Extensive knowledge of current research, state and national directions and issues relating to special education

    How to apply.

    The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

    For the initial application process you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages), address any essential requirements noted above and answer the pre-screening targeted questions listed below.

    Targeted questions.

    Please answer the following questions with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

    Q1: Outline an example of how you have lead initiatives in special education at your school/work place and the wider education community. What informed your initiative? How did you manage a range of views? What did you learn through leading this initiative? What challenges did you face and how did you know if it was successful?

    Q2: Describe an example of how you have monitored, evaluated and reported on a project? What processes did you implement to meet goals and timelines? How did you work collaboratively withothers to deliver the project? What strategies did you implement to ensure the success of the project? What was the final outcome?

    Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.

    Temporary employments/secondment under sections 43 and 64 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 for a period of up to 2 years.

    Consistent with the entitlements of public sector applicants, BOSTES is prepared to negotiate bilateral agreements with current employers of successful non-government school applicants to facilitate right of return and recognition of service while employed by the BOSTES.


    Location:                     117 Clarence Street Sydney

    Work type:                  Full time, temporary up to 2 years

    Total Remuneration:   $148,552. Package includes salary ($134,012), employer’s

    contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

    Contact:                      Karen Ingram

    Phone:                         02 9367 8150

    Closing date:               7 May 2017 11.59pm

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