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Jan 2016current

Co-Teacher - Science and Health

Southport Special School

Develop modified science and health modules that co-incide with units and plans for children in middle school. 

Jul 2011Dec 2015

Director of Easy

Peasy Services

Counsellor at Blurton Family Developmental Centre. Develop and facilitate responsive Social Emotional education programs for children aged 3-18; consult with schools on implementing programs to facilitate the social, emotional, leadership, and special education needs of their population; provide individual counselling services for children and adults. The programs below I have either co-facilitated or facilitated. 

Jul 2009Jul 2011

Coordinator Wellbeing and Learning Support

CARMEL JEWISH SCHOOL HONG KONG

Day to day responsibility for the provision and coordination of the services to children with identified special needs within the school. As part of the Administration Team to oversee the program goals of special education needs of students.To be culturally sensitive in delivering a balanced program that also assists the highly specialised religious requirements of the school. To liaise with teachers about programs and the needs of students within their classes. I implemented fortnightly training for Educational Assistants Participated in the writing of the SEN policy.

May 2007Jun 2009

GLENEALY SCHOOL

ENGLISH SCHOOL FOUNDATION HONG KONG

Day to day responsibility for the provision and coordination of the services to children with identified special needs within the school. To liaise with teachers about programs and the needs of students within their classes. To provide professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching in the mainstream for identified and referred students. Implemented fortnightly training for Educational Assistants. Implemented a Special Needs Committee to oversee current student and referrals of students. Implemented and achieved results with New Zealand Numeracy Project to aid students with math difficulties. Implemented a number of phonic programs in response to growing needs in the lower grades. Introduced the student support plan in accordance with new policy. Participated in the writing of the SEN policy. Developed a process of documentation for tracking and information dissemination. Developing and implementing and reviewing individual programs for students with a diversity of needs in a range of subjects in a variety of settings.

Jul 2006May 2007

SENCo

COOMERA ANGLICAN COLLEGE

Support 15 students with variety of challenges across elementary grades; being a resource to teachers, parents and administration about special education/learning support issues; testing of students; dissemination of information; continuation of programs-academic, social, life skills.

Aug 2004Jul 2006

Support Teacher

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA

Caseload of year 5 across 6 classes students various grades and with a range learning needs and styles. Testing and information dissemination. In class support as well as Individual programs developed, instigated and reviewed. Coordinator for Special Needs Analysis of learning needs across elementary school to determine needs and responses. Data collection and interpretation of data to formulate effective and resourceful learning support plans. Developing and implementing and reviewing individual programs for students with a diversity of needs in a range of subjects in a variety of settings. Developing and implementing parallel programs to assist students in their regular classes.

Aug 2000Jul 2004

Special Needs Teacher

International School of the  Sacred Heart 

TOKYO JAPAN.

Caseload of students in Middle and High regular classes including low incidence disabilities(blindness) as well as high level needs in english, mathematics and general skills. Parallel programs offered to facilitate access to regular curriculum and administration of online courses for life skills. Testing and dissemination of information. A resource for teachers, parents and administration. To liaise with guidance officers regularly to address individual social issues. Anticipating student needs and initiating online real life, accredited math skills course for high school students. To provide modifications to facilitate equity. To advise teachers with information, strategies and techniques to best manage students with special needs in their classes. Provision of direct intervention services for those students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, total vision loss and other syndromes Administering alternative exam formats and settings Developing and implementing and reviewing individual programs for students with a diversity of needs in a range of subjects in a variety of settings.

19982000

Teacher

SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT Beerwah State School

Catering to students with moderate to severe physical, intellectual, behavioural, sensory disabilities.

19971998

Advisory Visiting Teacher - Vision Impairment

DISTRICT SERVICES

FOR FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND CAIRNS QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Itinerant position advising parents, teachers and schools working with children[80+] from 18 months to 18 years with vision impairment and associated intellectual and physical disabilities in settings ranging from Cairns to Thursday Island.

19941997

Support Teacher

BALACLAVA STATE SCHOOL

CAIRNS QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

19931994

Support Teacher

BABINDA STATE SCHOOL

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. K-7 Supporting students with spectrum of disabilities integrate in regular classes

Education

Jun 2010Oct 2011

Masters of Counselling

Monash University
2007

Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming

Mind Academy
1995

B.Sp.Ed

University of New England
19871990

Diploma of Teaching [Special Education]

Griffith University

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