Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH563785
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency.
Como Secondary College requires a Digital Media and Arts teacher to join their professional and collaborative team.
To be suitable in this role, the successful applicant will demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to teach Visual Art, Photography and Media Arts up to and including Year 12 level. Suitable applicants will ideally have recent experience teaching Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) General units in Media Arts and be able to thoroughly implement the requirements of the West Australian Curriculum (Years 7-10) in Visual Arts, Photography and Media Arts.
Suitable applicants will support the implementation of the college business plan, work and teach in a team environment, be committed to whole college approaches and initiatives, and have a strong evidence based approach to teaching. As part of your standard practice, you will reflect on and assess the effectiveness of your teaching practices using a variety of methods available within the school. You will provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve to their highest potential. In addition, the ability to engage students using a range of skills, knowledge of effective classroom management strategies and restorative practices will be considered favourably.
Como SC is a secondary school for students in Years 7 to 12. The College is located between Manning Road and Canning Highway in the City of South Perth and is close to the centre of Perth and facilities such as Curtin University, Collier Park Golf Course, the State Hockey Stadium and Rotary Residential College. These facilities are utilised in the school’s four very successful Department of Education endorsed specialist programs: Golf, Hockey, Music and Enriched Mathematics, Information Technology and Science (EMITS). Students from around Western Australia and overseas are enrolled in these programs.
Como is emerging as one of Western Australia’s outstanding secondary schools based on the excellence of its teaching and pastoral care. Four principles underlie decision-making within the school and need to form the core of every staff member’s belief and practice. The four principles are:
- Improving student performance is the responsibility of the teacher.
- No deficit model
- Role modelling of positive behaviours
- Presume positive intent.
Como builds promising futures for our students through providing an excellent education and a rich range of curricula and extra-curricular opportunities. Central to the students’ experience at Como is a school culture that promotes learning. The school is driven by the deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning and that it is the responsibility of every teacher to ensure that all students progress. At Como every student matters. As a school and as teachers we don’t give up on students – we constantly explore new ways to engage students who are not making progress. The personal and familial attributes and circumstances relating to a student are not viewed as excuses for a student’s lack of academic and/or social progress. Instead they are viewed as challenges to be overcome.
In summary, Como is looking for a teacher who believes that success and failure in student learning is about what they do or not do, who see their job as unlocking the potential of their students. Adaptability, resilience and the ability to actively share and collaborate within a community of teachers will be seen as highly desirable characteristics.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for 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 your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. 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.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
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 Como Secondary College can be found by visiting http://como.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Monique Laves, Head Of Department Art, by telephoning (08) 9365 2000 or emailing Monique.Laves@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.
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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
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 13 December 2018.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.