Please note that as of 11:15am Friday, 4 October 2019 the details of this advert have been updated.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH600646
Kalamunda Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of English and Humanities and Social Science Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year. This pool may be used for appointments to either an English or Humanities teaching position, or to a Year 7 Learning Team position, where you will teach both English and Humanities. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year.
As a suitable applicant you will have the ability to teach English, and/or, Humanities and Social Science. You will have a passion for your teaching area and the ability to effectively engage students in their learning. You will be highly organised with excellent written and oral communication skills. For positions within either the English or Humanities Learning Area, whilst not essential, the ability to teacher ATAR level is highly desirable. For positions in the Year 7 Learning Team, you will teach both English and Humanities as part of a dynamic Year 7 Learning Team. In addition you will teach a class in either English or Humanities outside of this year group across Years 8 to 12. Applicants who have undertaken the Switch Program in either English or Humanities are also encouraged to apply for this position. For all positions, you will work effectively both independently and as part of team, working collaboratively across the English and/or Humanities learning areas.
The school also has a Learning Centre to support literacy and numeracy development in the school and students with English as an Additional Language. In this role, you will be required to work together with the Learning Centre Coordinator to provide appropriate support to students.
Kalamunda SHS has an enviable reputation developed over 59 years of providing a quality education to all students. The school is proud of its outstanding achievement in the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program which is complemented by excellence in academic achievement, languages (three), a specialist program in Outdoor Education and a newly established school based Performing Arts program. The school offers a welcoming, positive and supportive environment for all students. There is a strong student services team including a Manager, Heads of Middle and Senior Schools, Chaplain, Nurse, School Psychologist and Year Coordinators.
Drawing on the hills and surrounding suburbs, the school has proud traditions and a strong sense of community stretching across three generations with many of the students’ parents and grandparents attending the school. Graduates have gone on to excel and take on leadership roles in their chosen fields - notably the arts, medicine, dentistry, engineering, Olympic representation, journalism, entertainment and the public service.
The school lives and breathes its values of Community, Respect, Resilience, Pride and a Love of Learning and is committed to its purpose of developing life-long learners who can realise their full potential. A school wide pedagogy which is engaging, relevant, collaborative and reflective underpins teaching and learning at the school.
Applicants are encouraged to read the school’s 2017 to 2019 Business Plan on the school’s website.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within English or Humanities and Social Science Areas). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 Kalamunda Senior High School can be found by visiting www.kalamundashs.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 Helen Deacon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9293 6400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please contact Helen Deacon on 0475 945 108 (business hours only) during the school vacation period.
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 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 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.
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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, 21 October 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.