Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH598661
Melville Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to establish a pool of dynamic Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) 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 are specifically seeking teachers with the knowledge, skills and desire to teach one or more of the following Year 11 and/or 12 ATAR courses; Accounting, Modern History and Politics and Law. 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.
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. Strong knowledge and skills in being able to; (1) lead and embed whole-school (and learning area specific) literacy strategies; (2) integrate innovative and engaging Information, Communication and Technology into classroom learning (ICT) and (3) lead and implement cooperative learning instructional strategies into course programs and classroom teaching, will be considered advantageous.
We are looking for highly committed, adaptable and collaborative individuals who can work effectively with our dedicated HASS team. Suitable applicants will actively participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on their own teaching practice to enhance student engagement and to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching. You will work in collaboration with the Head of Learning Area and the HASS team to share in the responsibility of leading improvements in pedagogy, curriculum and programming across Years 7 to 12 which support the HASS team 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 value the power of ‘teacher leadership’ and the significant role it plays in; (1) shaping a positive school culture; (2) improving student outcomes and (3) empowering teachers to positively influence practice amongst peers. We are very proud of our hardworking and collegial team of staff at MSHS and we are looking to appoint highly motivated and driven teachers who can lead strategies and identified initiatives in the HASS operational plan that continue to drive a culture of ongoing improvement in relation to student engagement, classroom teaching and student performance across Year 7 to 12.
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 at MSHS and suitable applicants will share our passion for achieving this purpose.
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. In joining a fully comprehensive secondary school, successful applicants will want to play an active role in the extensive co-curricular program offered to students (and delivered by our many dedicated teachers) which compliments the delivery of our high-quality teaching and learning programs, exemplary teaching practice and outstanding pastoral care. You will share in our belief that going the ‘extra mile’ for students is essential in order to maximise their opportunities to fully engage in their education, to experience satisfaction with their schooling and to achieve success.
We are a school that provides opportunities for aspirant teacher leaders and we’re firmly committed to building the capacity of interested, emerging leaders across our school. Successful applicants will be joining a highly collegial and friendly team of staff and a positive, supportive and inclusive workplace environment.
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 SHS can be found by visiting www.melville.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
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 emailing Paul.Cooke@education.wa.edu.au.
Alternatively, enquiries can be directed to Tracy Fynmore, Head of Learning Area - HASS, at Tracy.Fynmore@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 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 six (6) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
- The contact details for 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, 27 September 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.