Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH609752
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible extension
Northam Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a teacher keen to engage and instruct students through implementing the Big Picture Education design - which encourages all students to identify and pursue their interests and passions through Advisory groups.
We want to prepare our young people well for life post-school life and we start that by engaging students in the community through internships. We aim to be strongly connected with families. We do this each term through learning plan meetings and exhibitions. We have high expectations of each and every student to do the best they can and be the best they can be.
The Advisory is a small community within the school. You will work with these students each day. In this way an Advisory is like an extended family. Students are expected to become respectful, caring and productive members of the Advisory group. The Advisory teacher’s role is to teach inspire, provoke, bond, organize and manage learning. You will negotiate student learning plans, convene meetings with students, parents and mentors, help students develop extended projects and prepare for exhibitions. Advisory teachers take responsibility for student learning across the curriculum including literacy and numeracy. You will discover how a philosophy of combining personalized learning and working together - one student at a time in a community of learners - is the key to creating schools where students are engaged in meaningful learning, and where academic progress is measured against real-world standards and how it transforms the young people in it. Do this and you make a difference to these young peoples’ lives and the community for years to come.
Northam SHS’s vision is A Community United. We work together as a community building positive, honest and connected relationships that ensure all our students grow to become contributing members of their current and future communities. Our four values are Courage, Collaboration, Connection and Communication. The successful applicant will be required to adopt the vision and agreed behaviours in their work and promote and embed them into the program.
Northam SHS draws its student population from Northam and surrounding communities. There is a focus on providing ATAR, General and VET pathways for students in the school, matching their educational goals. The school has a significant proportion of students with challenging backgrounds and has a Clontarf Academy, Wirrpanda Girls Program and an engagement program that will commence a Big Picture Academy in 2020.
Northam SHS is one of the oldest Senior High Schools in Western Australia, having opened in 1921. As such, its beautiful old buildings exemplify the tradition and history of the school, whilst its ongoing upgrades give it excellent resources, including state of the art Hospitality and Catering and the Arts centres. The school has a proud record of student achievement across the breadth of educational programs and is working to improve overall school results.
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 Northam SHS 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 Richard Kardol, Deputy Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northam, by telephoning (08) 9621 0000 or emailing Richard.Kardol@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 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.
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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;
- 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 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, 10 December 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.