Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH597192
Broome Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and enthusiastic Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year. Placements can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year.
The position involves teaching Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) programs and alternative curriculum to students with a range of Special Needs and challenging behaviours including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The teacher will need to have the skills and experience to plan, deliver, assess and report on ASDAN Awards, Bush Ranger Cadets, Indigenous Ranger Cadets, Aboriginal Youth Ranger Program and other endorsed programs delivered to a multi-aged class of students from Years 7 to 12.
The development of positive, respectful relationships between staff and students is a high priority within the school, along with academic excellence. The successful applicants will be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a large team environment. They will be strong communicators with excellent interpersonal skills.
The successful applicant will engage in ongoing self-reflection to assess the effectiveness of teaching practice, and deliver lessons which provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs.
It is essential to meet the diverse needs of disengaged or behaviourally challenging secondary students, who for a range of psycho-social reasons require intensive intervention, a tailored timetable and alternative curriculum to meet their needs within the SEN Behaviour and Engagement classroom. Students engaged in SEN programs often present with highly complex needs and teachers are required to be flexible and with relevant understanding and training to meet the needs of students from very diverse educational, cultural, social, economic backgrounds.
Teaching practices in the program will support personalised, interest and strength-based learning approaches requiring resourceful and innovative strategies for engagement and teaching whilst building strong and trusting relationships with all students and families, working closely with colleagues, key stakeholders and external providers to plan, monitor and report for the individual learning needs of each student.
Student barriers to learning require staff to have knowledge and recent relevant practice of a range of approaches and programs to support students experiencing psycho-social concerns and learning challenges.
The following qualities are highly desirable:
- Qualifications and/or experience in working with Students with Education Needs, disability and behavioural complexities.
- Capacity to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of students in a mixed ability and multi-age classroom setting
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team to improve student outcomes
- Ability to apply appropriate behaviour management strategies that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive cohesive learning environment
The following qualities are preferable but not essential:
- Experience with Bush Ranger Cadets, Outdoor Education or re-engagement programs
- Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and experience working with Aboriginal students and families
- Experience in a secondary setting
Broome SHS, winner of the WA School of the Year for 2012, is now one of the premier secondary schools in the state. A leading Independent Public School in its own right, the school is also proudly part of the Broome Cluster of Independent Public Schools working in close collaboration with the town’s four primaries, Broome, Roebuck, Cable Beach and Broome North Primary Schools. The Cluster arrangement is an exciting initiative and as such Broome SHS is an active partner in the development of Cluster strategies.
Broome is a vibrant and attractive coastal town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. As a tourist town, Broome is well resourced regarding facilities and services. Broome SHS is a high performing school with a diverse student population and a wide range of class offerings.
Applicants offered a position will eligible for Government Regional Officer’s Housing (GROH) housing and assistance with the movement of furniture and vehicle to Broome who reside at least 50km’s from the appointed location.
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 Broome Senior High School can be found by visiting www.broomeshs.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:
You are encouraged to contact Farley Murton, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Broome, by telephoning (08) 9195 3100 or emailing Farley.Murton@education.wa.edu.au.
Over the school holiday period, please contact Farley Murton on 0408 921 337.
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) to four (4) 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 five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) to three (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 Friday, 11 October 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.