Behaviour Specialist

Full Time
Sydney NSW
Posted 7 days ago
Job description

Behaviour Specialist, SEO1 (ETS)


  • Temporary full-time appointment up to 30 January 2025
  • Location: Campbelltown, Glenfield or Ringrose

For current NSW public school based employees or employees who hold right of return to a NSW public school, please confirm in your application letter that you have discussed this opportunity with your direct supervisor/principal and that they are willing to release you for the required period.


About the Department

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education


About the Student Support and Specialist Programs directorate

The Student Support and Specialist Programs directorate is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of state-wide services and specialist services and specialist programs to support student engagement and opportunities including Arts, Sport, Community Languages and International Programs.

The teams in Delivery Support and Child Wellbeing and Mental Health Services focus on the delivery of student support services including support for students in the areas of disability, mental health and wellbeing, complex needs, as well as behaviour and attendance.

The Assisted School Travel Program provides transportation services for students with additional needs from home to school and back to ensure all students are able to access education in NSW public schools.

Student opportunities across all areas are enhanced through partnerships with industry specialists and stakeholders.


About the role

The Behaviour Specialist will utilise their behaviour expertise to build the capacity of schools to support students with complex and challenging behaviour.


How to apply

Address the selection criteria in relation to the Statement of Duties for the position in your application. Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

To be considered for the role, you must includes:

  • A resume outlining your experience (no longer than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • Responses to the selection criteria (as outlined in the Statement of Duties). Your responses for each criteria should be no more than between 250 and 300 words.

Closing date: 25 August 2022 at 11:59pm.

For role enquiries please contact Jessica Harris on M: 0436 610 268 or via E: at [email protected]


Please Note: For permanent teachers in a NSW public school taking up non-school based temporary appointment, the right of return to their substantive position has been extended to up to 3 years.


The 2017 transitional arrangement for the recruitment of Non-School Based Teaching Service positions, for all Senior Education Officer 1 (SEO1) and Senior Education 2 (SEO2) positions across the Department have ceased. Revised eligibility requirements for SEO1 and SEO2 positions are now in place. Applicants should refer to the Definitions for recent school based and recent NSBTS experience for further information.

Existing internal employees are encouraged to refer to the vacation guide for teachers taking up a temporary Non-School Based Teaching Service position.


This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. For more information visit the website.


We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team ([email protected]) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion.


Key Application Responses

  • Teaching qualifications and recent school based experience within the K-12 range or recent NSBTS experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in accreditation processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders
  • High level written and oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive written records
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum content and understanding of current trends in teaching, learning and student wellbeing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver professional development programs for teachers
  • Capacity to innovate, problem solve and develop creative solutions to emerging issues
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

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