Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP609502
THERE HAS BEEN AN AMENDMENT TO THE TENURE and CLOSING DATE ON THE 2 DECEMBER 2019
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible twelve (12) month extension
Phoenix Primary School (PS) is seeking a highly motivated, capable and experienced Deputy Principal to join their collaborative leadership team. This leader will enjoy working in a busy multicultural school which is an integral part of the local community. Phoenix PS is working constantly to engage with their community through a broad range of communication strategies.
The Deputy Principal provides educational leadership in the school and community. Through the engagement of staff in professional learning and the implementation of evidence based programs, they will lead the teaching and learning in the Literacy learning area and HASS. Working in a collaborative environment, they will have experience in mentoring and supporting other learning area leaders. Our whole school teaching and learning programs ensure consistency through the years and give the children opportunities to be taught at their level and point of need. The Deputy will work with students in a teaching role, providing them with the skills for their future learning.
A key component is self-motivated learning through self-reflection related to the Business Plan 2018-2020 and the school priorities. A sound knowledge of the curriculum and the whole school programs in literacy and numeracy are essential, as well as the proven ability to lead staff in data analysis, facilitate classroom observations and feedback, and provide professional learning. As a curriculum leader they are integral to the planning and operational aspects of the committees within the school.
Phoenix PS is focussed on high performance and high care through an improvement agenda. The Deputy Principal works closely with student support services and leads the positive management processes of the school. In addition to generic Deputy Principal duties, the successful applicant will have experience in disability services, attendance, students at educational risk and represent the leadership team on whole school committees and the Network. Sound knowledge of the Cultural Aboriginal Standards Framework, NQS, SCFM, HRMIS, RAMS and Integris would be advantageous.
To be successful in this role you will possess excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, pay attention to detail and work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment. We strive to create a positive, happy and rewarding school experience for all children and staff.
Phoenix PS is an Independent public school, situated to the south of Fremantle and near Coogee in Hamilton Hill. Our school currently has 240 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our students come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds with approximately 28 nationalities represented in our school population. We like to acknowledge, embrace and celebrate our diversity.
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 staff, 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 Phoenix Primary School can be found by visiting www.phoenixps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Margaret Pretty, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9414 2100 or emailing Margaret.Pretty@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 Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) 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, 9 December 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.