Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA551581
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019, with a possible extension of six months and/or permanency.
Can you motivate and inspire Teachers and Students to achieve their best?
John Forrest Secondary College (SC) is seeking an innovative and effective leader with outstanding interpersonal skills to fill the role of Head of Learning Area – English for Semester 1, 2019 with a possible extension and/or permanency.
As a member of the Leadership Team, you will contribute to the development of the College Business Plan through participative decision making whilst promoting the college’s vision and strategic directions. You will demonstrate the capacity to develop, implement and evaluate policies, plans and programs catering for a diverse group of students. This will be informed both by your ability to analyse student academic performance data and your commitment to empowering each individual student to achieve to their full potential.
Central to the college vision is a focus on the ‘whole student’ and this contributes to the purpose and expectations for learning, student responsibility and behaviour. The core values – Respect and Courtesy, Aspiration and Endeavour, Integrity that underpin all aspects of the college environment are modelled by staff and promoted throughout the college community.
You should be an exemplary classroom practitioner who can lead the implementation of excellence in learning and teaching across the English Learning Area. You will have the ability to lead improvement and change initiatives and this should be supported by the capacity to use data to inform decision making which supports your successful practice. A demonstrated ability to teach ATAR Literature would be an advantage.
As the successful applicant you will also need to be experienced in initiating reflective performance development discussions with staff based on a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Facilitating peer observation and collaboration will be a part of your regular practice as an instructional leader.
You will possess an excellent understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements in both the lower school and Senior School courses. This knowledge, combined with pedagogical skills should enable the development of programs differentiated for the specific learning needs of all students across the full range of abilities. You will also require the demonstrated capacity to lead and evaluate moderation activities that ensure consistent and comparable judgements of student learning to meet curriculum and school or system requirements.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about John Forrest Secondary College can be found by visiting http://www.johnforrest.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Melissa Gillett, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9473 4000 or emailing Melissa.Gillett@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.