Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH601310
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020.
‘Nurturing personal excellence and proactive citizenship within a unique community’
Lake Gwelup Primary School (PS) is seeking an exemplary Primary Science Teacher to join their team.
The school motto of ‘Integrity and Excellence’ underpins all aspects of the culture of Lake Gwelup PS.
The successful applicant will be innovative and passionate about Science, demonstrating a strong knowledge of all key elements of the Western Australian Science Curriculum. This opportunity is to create a well-balanced Science program where students are excited by Science through hands on learning and are supported through whole school activities such as; Science Week, sustainability/recycling groups and Science incursions. Applicants who value student engagement in the learning process will be considered favourably.
Historically, Lake Gwelup PS has been at the forefront of many sustainable initiatives and as a result is considered a lighthouse school for the City of Stirling ‘Living Green’ project. Our vision is to maximise all opportunities provided by this Project, and others, and to build on existing initiatives.
We aim to embed sustainability projects and develop a whole school approach to sustainability. By implementing student driven projects, we endeavour to amplify student voice and empower students to drive environmental change.
The successful applicant will further develop and maintain established partnerships/ programs including; City of Stirling programs (Living Green Pilot Project and Your Move), Waste Wise, Millennium Kids, TerraCycle, Water Corporation Water Wise Schools, Kiva: Loans that change lives, eWaste recycle computers, Mindarie Regional Council, Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise, RSPCA and Wonderful Worm Waste.
As a staff member of Lake Gwelup PS, you will play a key role in contributing to a vibrant and dynamic school culture that focuses on personal excellence and active citizenship. The suitable applicant will be motivated, flexible and innovative and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. They will actively collaborate and support their colleagues in a culture of self-reflection and lifelong learning.
Applicants are encouraged to read all relevant school documents including the 2018 – 2020 Business Plan and the 2018 Annual Report which is available on the school website.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
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 Lake Gwelup PS can be found by visiting www.lakegwelupps.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 Amanda Druce, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9278 0400 or emailing Amanda.Druce@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 three (3) 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.
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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 Tuesday, 29 October 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.