Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH593986
Are you a passionate and energetic teacher that strives for educational excellence?
Cocos Islands District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of enthusiastic Teachers – Early Childhood Education for appointments to fixed term and full-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year.
The suitable applicants will demonstrate ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, families and external agencies. They will have high expectations and truly believe that all children can learn and be successful, and will pursue excellence in their teaching. They will be committed to putting students first in their decision-making and undertaking the hard work that is inherent in delivering a motivating and quality educational program. They must believe exemplary, evidence-based teaching practices lead to successful students and high standards of achievement. It is desirable for applicants to have experience teaching English as an Additional Language and being familiar assessing with the EAL/D progress maps.
As part of this role you will work as a member of a collaborative planning team, be committed to sharing their practice and to ongoing professional development. Teachers who have additional expertise, skills and knowledge that can add value to the development of whole school programs will be viewed favourably.
The suitable applicants will be committed to whole school approaches and initiatives. They must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the effective use of explicit teaching strategies and be dedicated and committed to improving student learning through continual teacher improvement and accountability. Teachers who have experience in implementing Sounds Write Program, Talk4Writing, Back to Front Maths, The Daily Five, Walker Learning and Kagan Cooperative Learning structures are encouraged to apply. The Dandelion Reading Series is used to support the teaching of Synthetic Phonics.
The Home Island School Campus context of the Cocos Islands District High School is within the broader Western Australian Education system. The Island faces educational challenges; however we have high expectations for all our students. Almost all of the resident population on Home Island are Cocos Malay, and they are EAL/D learners. Factors such as the remoteness of the community, the uniqueness of the first language/dialect spoken, culture and turnover of staff in the school necessitates whole school programs to be followed through succession planning.
Cocos Islands District High School Home Island Campus uses a multi-sensory, explicit teaching model. We follow the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, version 8.1 as a guide for teachers. Students should be taught in accordance with their developmental skills, rather than strictly following these guidelines. Suitable applicants will be offered professional learning opportunities prior to the start of the 2020 academic year.
Cocos Islands DHS is without doubt one of the most unique educational environments in Australia. Situated on the Cocos Islands it is the most westerly of Australia's territories, lying in the Indian Ocean approximately 2900 kilometres northwest of Perth and 2600 kilometres west of Darwin. Its nearest neighbour is Christmas Island situated 900 kilometres to the northeast.
Cocos Islands DHS is a Commonwealth School that is operated by agreement between the Commonwealth and State Governments. This agreement allows the Department of Education to deliver education programs to students at Cocos Islands DHS in a manner that is similar to those delivered in comparable mainland Western Australian communities
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 Cocos Islands DHS can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Leigh Nelson, Principal Cocos DHS,, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cocos Islands, by telephoning (08) 9162 6650 or emailing Leigh.J.Nelson@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.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
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.
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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 Tuesday, 3 September 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.