Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA599039
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020.
Champion Bay Senior High School (SHS) has an exciting opportunity for teachers with demonstrated expertise in Aboriginal education as the Program Coordinator - Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success.
Follow the Dream is a voluntary out-of-school education program targeted at aspirational and high-achieving Aboriginal students in Years 7 to 12 in Western Australia. The program aims to support Aboriginal students to excel academically, complete secondary school and achieve entrance to university. Although university entrance is the primary goal, the program also supports students to achieve other tertiary placements, such as Vocational Education and Training (VET), an apprenticeship or traineeship, or the employment of their choice. Project sites are based in schools with significant Aboriginal student populations. Some sites service students from a number of schools.
The role of the Program Coordinator involves identifying students for participation and managing the selection process; overseeing each student case, (including monitoring their school progress and general wellbeing); developing individual learning plans with each student; providing subject advice and career guidance and information; arranging extra-curricular enrichment activities; managing the learning centre; selecting and supporting the tutors; establishing and working with the local Steering Committee; and engaging parents, teachers, school staff, and other key stakeholders. Applicants with an understanding of the program intent, requirements and an appreciation of issues regarding Aboriginal education, students and cultural perspectives will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant will possess the ability to provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs as outlined in the Curriculum Framework. It is highly advantageous that the successful applicant will be able to bring high-level support and participation to team planning for curriculum policy and programs to address the school’s core values of Respect, Aspire and Resilience.
The school fully supports the Follow the Dream program and sees the program as essential to develop the careers and aspirations of Aboriginal students. The school values all community partnerships, none more so than Follow the Dream, and recognises that Aboriginal student achievement and participation in senior school curriculum is closely linked with student engagement in Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success.
Champion Bay SHS is located in Geraldton. Currently, the school caters to Years 7-10, but in 2020, the student cohort will include Year 11, as a full Years 7-12 cohort is introduced by 2021.
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:
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning practices, particularly relating to Aboriginal students and their communities.
- Extensive skills and knowledge in developing, implement and evaluating learning programs and strategies at a school, region or system level.
- The capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
- The ability to provide strategic leadership that builds capacity, deals effectively with change and generates innovative solutions related to achieving education outcomes.
- Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to conduct research, prepare reports and establish effective working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve planned outcomes.
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 Champion Bay Senior High School can be found by visiting www.championbayshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Julie Campbell, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9965 8300 or emailing Julie.Campbell2@education.wa.edu.au.
Throughout the school holiday period, please contact Julie Campbell, Principal, on 0417 875 514.
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
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;
- 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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
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.