Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH615694
This is a three (3) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible nine (9) month extension and/or permanency.
Do you have a passion for teaching Economics and HASS and want join a dynamic, professional and collaborative team of staff?
Melville Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a passionate, dynamic and committed HASS teacher with a specialisation in Economics. This for a 3-month fixed term appointment commencing in term 1, 2020 with a possible extension for a further nine months and/or permanency. We are specifically seeking teachers with the knowledge, skills and desire to teach Year 11 ATAR Economics. Prior experience in the delivery of Year 11 ATAR Economics is desirable, but not essential. The successful applicant will also have the necessary knowledge, skills and interest in teaching lower school HASS. Applicants will possess an excellent knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and be able to teach students of varying ability levels across Year 7 to 11 in a highly engaging manner and with a genuine commitment to delivering the best outcomes for every student they teach.
Suitable applicants will be passionate, dedicated and highly motivated educators with the ability to provide high quality teaching and learning programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. Strong knowledge and skills in being able to:
- Effectively deliver the Yr 11 ATAR Economics course in an engaging, comprehensive and supportive manner to students;
- Integrate innovative and engaging Information, Communication and Technology into classroom learning (ICT); and
- Lead and implement cooperative learning instructional (and classroom management) strategies into course programs and classroom teaching, will be considered advantageous.
We are looking for highly committed, adaptable and collaborative individuals who can work effectively with our dedicated HASS team. Suitable applicants will actively participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on their own teaching practice to enhance student engagement and to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching. You will work in collaboration with the HASS Head of Learning Area and as part of a team who share in the responsibility of leading improvements in pedagogy, curriculum and programming across Years 7 to 12 which support the achievement of set targets in the School Business Plan.
At Melville SHS we pride ourselves on having many ‘teacher leaders’ across the school who are empowered to drive classroom and learning area initiatives. As a member of our teaching staff, you will value the power of ‘teacher leadership’ and the significant role it plays in;
- Shaping a positive school culture;
- Improving student outcomes: and
- Empowering teachers to positively influence practice amongst their peers.
We are very proud of our hardworking and collegial team of staff at MSHS and we are looking to appointing another highly motivated and driven teacher who can contribute positively to the HASS team in 2020.
We are a school committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care. Highly effective teaching and success for all students is at the heart of our purpose at MSHS and suitable applicants will share our passion for achieving this purpose.
At Melville SHS we pride ourselves on treating each child as an individual and continually strive to meet their academic, cultural, sporting, citizenship and pastoral needs as we prepare them for the challenges of the future and to become positive contributors to their community. In joining a fully comprehensive secondary school, successful applicants will want to play an active role in the extensive co-curricular program offered to students (and delivered by our many dedicated teachers) which compliments the delivery of our high-quality teaching and learning programs, exemplary teaching practice and outstanding pastoral care. You will share in our belief that going the ‘extra mile’ for students is essential in order to maximise their opportunities to fully engage in their education, to experience satisfaction with their schooling and to achieve success.
At Melville we are proud of the inclusive, positive and collegiate staff culture that exists at our school and we believe that the development of strong relationships (with students and between staff) is at the centre of a great school. As the successful applicant, you will possess excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills which fosters the development of strong working relationships with fellow colleagues. You will be able to connect positively with students and provide engaging, relevant and meaningful learning opportunities which enhances their educational experience at MSHS and their relationship with you as their teacher. We share the common goal of inspiring students to achieve to the maximum of their academic, social and emotional potential and this is reflected in every classroom, every day. We recognise and celebrate the multiculturalism of our school community. We are proud of the ongoing success we have in developing confident, kind, future ready citizens who actively contribute to the improvement of their school and the wider community of which they form part.
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 Melville SHS can be found by visiting www.melville.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job-related information:
Please contact Paul Cooke, Deputy Principal, by telephoning 0437 283 428 or by emailing Paul.Cooke@education.wa.edu.au. Alternatively, enquiries can be directed to Tracy Fynmore, Head of Learning Area - HASS, at Tracy.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0438 793 655 before 4.30pm on Friday 17 January, 2020.
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 to four (3-4) 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 up to six (6) 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;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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 Friday, 17 January 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.