Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA601629
Please note the application instructions section of this advert has been amended as of 2.20pm WST on the 14th October 2019.
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
If you are a reflective practitioner and leader, student-orientated, enthusiastic, and seeking to join a progressive and proud community we encourage you to apply
Shenton College is seeking a professional and dedicated Program Coordinator to join its leadership team.
The successful applicant should have a sound knowledge and demonstrated skills in English curriculum and pastoral care within a middle school context, and also have substantial teaching and leadership experience. All staff at Shenton College take great pride in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community and the importance of strong public schooling.
As the Program Coordinator, you would be committed to achieving excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through a range of leadership strategies within a learning culture and middle school environment. Our curriculum structure has a clear focus on outcomes, consistent with the Curriculum Council’s curriculum framework, which articulates overarching learning outcomes together with more specific outcomes in learning areas. The curriculum is the total planned learning experiences of the student that shapes the educational outcomes achieved.
Key aspects of this role include, but are not limited to:
- Contributing to the development of the school plan;
- Establish and manage administrative and operational systems;
- Liaising with students and parents of students studying in the area of responsibility;
- Teaching and the daily management of staff and student well-being in the relevant area of responsibility.
The structure of the middle school is designed to meet the emotional needs of younger adolescents, the students in year eight and nine operate in smaller learning communities consisting of 120 students. Teachers stay with the same community for two years, which establishes a strong sense of belonging for the students and allows them to develop as individuals as well as gain an understanding of team involvement. The middle school environment encourages greater flexibility in the teaching and learning program, fostering a co-curricular approach to learning and catering for the diverse range of students’ individual needs.
The college's strength is in its commitment to develop the “whole child” and to empowering students to be independent and confident learners. Our outstanding staff support a culture of success underpinned by their demonstrable care for student well-being and their capacity to teach. The direction of the college is enunciated in our Shenton 2020 Vision Statement: We are a boldly ambitious school at the forefront of education in Australia, delivering the highest quality education to our community. We embrace intellectual independence, creativity and curiosity and a sense of responsibility towards others – enabling us to lead lives of agency, contribution and fulfilment.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Shenton College can be found by visiting www.shenton.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Chris Hill, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0421 024 258 or emailing Chris.Hill@education.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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to two (2) 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.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 25 October 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.