Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH597036
Melville Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to establish a pool of English, Literature and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies commencing in term 1, 2020 and 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.
We currently have four (4) vacancies to appoint to consisting of both permanent and fixed term vacancies commencing Term 1, 2020.
Suitable applicants will be passionate, dedicated and highly motivated educators with the ability to provide high quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of our students. Ideally, applicants will possess an excellent knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and be able to teach students of varying ability levels across Year 7 to 12 in a highly engaging manner. Strong knowledge and skills in the delivery of Year 11 and/or Year 12 ATAR English, EALD and English Literature will be considered an advantage.
As a suitable applicant, you will demonstrate a strong working knowledge of teaching strategies to support literacy skills development and strong performance in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). You will be committed to improving the literacy skills of our students in lower school to support their achievement across the Year 7 to 10 curriculum and to provide a solid platform for their success in both General and ATAR level courses in senior school. Strong knowledge and skills in the effective integration of innovative and engaging Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and cooperative learning instructional strategies will be considered favourably.
We are looking for highly committed, adaptable and collaborative individuals who can work effectively as part of a team and who share our vision for continuous improvement in teaching, learning and student performance. Suitable applicants will actively participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on their own teaching practice to enhance student engagement and achievement outcomes. You will work in collaboration with the Head of Learning Area to lead improvements in pedagogy, curriculum and programming across Years 7 to 12 and to achieve set targets in the School Business Plan.
At Melville SHS we pride ourselves on having many ‘teacher leaders’ across the school who are empowered to drive learning area and whole-school school initiatives. As a member of our teaching staff, you will share our vision for leadership and the powerful role it can play in shaping school culture, improving student outcomes and influencing practice amongst peers. We are very proud of our hardworking and collegial team of staff.
We are a school committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care. Highly effective teaching and success for all students is at the heart of our purpose and suitable applicants will be expected share our passion for achieving this.
At Melville SHS we pride ourselves on treating each child as an individual and continually strive to meet their academic, cultural, sporting, citizenship and pastoral needs as we prepare them for the challenges of the future and to become positive contributors to their community.
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 Melville Senior High School can be found by visiting www.melville.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
Please contact Paul Cooke, Deputy Principal, by telephoning 0437 283 428 or by emailing Paul.Cooke@education.wa.edu.au. Alternatively, enquiries can be directed to Nupur Davis, Head of Learning Area - English, at Nupur.Davis@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:
- 4 pages 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 up to 6 pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for 3 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.
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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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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 Monday, 23 September 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.