Appointment Pool Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH606792
Are you motivated by the opportunity to work in a great school? Do you desire a rewarding professional career?
Waroona District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of English and Literacy Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2019 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2020. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2019 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2020.
Waroona DHS is seeking enthusiastic, innovative and progressive teachers of lower secondary English with the capacity to prepare students for senior secondary pathways, in addition to having the demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in Literacy Support across the school from Year 3 to Year 10.
Suitable applicants will have proven experience; possessing a repertoire of strategies that apply skills, knowledge and understanding to improve literacy outcomes for all students. The expectation is that you will apply your excellent interpersonal skills and strong curriculum knowledge around whole school literacy development to improve outcomes for our students.
Suitable applicants will be able to work collaboratively with the primary and secondary teachers as well as Education Assistants across the school helping to build the capacity of our educators, which is a high priority. This is achieved by being proactive in modelling strategies, evaluating data and supporting teachers and students in order to meet the educational and literacy needs of our students.
Suitable applicants should be highly organised with a strong understanding of teaching pedagogies to meet the literacy needs of individual student needs from Year 3 to Year 10. This would also include knowledge and practice of diagnostic assessments, systemic assessments such as NAPLAN and OLNA and development of appropriate personalised learning plans for students. Experience teaching senior secondary General and ATAR courses and the ability to prepare students in lower school through backward mapping of curriculum and literacy skills is critical for the lower secondary English teaching component.
To be successful, you will be a student and relationship focused teacher who is highly motivated, innovative and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as demonstrating an engaging and energetic teaching style. You will be able to reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practices using a variety of methods suited to the learning environment and the school. The expectations are about promoting an environment of active and positive learning, and providing educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve success. An ability and the qualifications to teach across other learning areas would be highly desirable.
Waroona DHS has approximately 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 10. We are a Positive Behaviour Support school prioritising whole school collaboration, engaging staff, students and parents in the development and evolution of shared expectations. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate instructional classroom management strategies for effective classroom behaviours, which facilitate learning. This focus on social and emotional development is crucial to the success of the delivery of the curriculum. The teaching expectation is every teacher is delivering explicit teaching strategies and utilising formative assessment and data analysis to provide quality and effective teaching practices that target students’ needs. As a PBS school we value quality teaching and know that we must and can provide highly effective emotional and social support to improve the academic outcomes of all students. Our staff demonstrate care for our students as individuals so that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.
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 Waroona District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Jacquie Abbiss, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Waroona, by telephoning 0438 511 973 or emailing Jacquie.Abbiss@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 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.
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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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- 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 www.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, 18 November 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.