Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH620898
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
Are you seeking a challenging, exciting and professionally satisfying career?
Mount Lawley Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a charismatic, passionate, flexible and dedicated Music teacher for appointment to permanent, full-time employment.
Suitable applicants will have a focus on student achievement and high expectations. You will have a thorough knowledge of the Music curriculum in middle years and both ATAR Jazz and Western Art Music in the senior years as well as experience in delivering Cert III in Music Industry. You will promote active learning and provide learning activities which facilitate students at all levels achieving their potential and will embrace and commit to the school’s Ethos and Vision. Music teachers are also expected to assist with after school ensembles, evening concerts, camps, tours, excursions and festivals. Additionally, teachers at the school are expected to embrace the school’s Pedagogical Framework (attached) and the associated program of improving teaching, including peer observation.
Staff will reflect in their work a personal commitment to the values of the school: excellence, respect, perseverance and learning.
Suitable applicants will have exceptional communication, presentation and teamwork skills along with the ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the broader school community.
There is an expectation that staff engage in reflective practice, informed by a close examination of student performance data and respond with relevant improvement plans. Teachers should work collaboratively with peers and within their various teams as part of a professional learning community.
There is an expectation that all staff employed by the school have a focus on pastoral care, students’ well-being and commitment to forming positive working relationships with students. Staff will engage with parents to assist student learning and ensure there are no surprises about student progress.
Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley SHS is located within a residential suburb 5 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three sub-schools Years 7&8, 9&10 and 11&12. It hosts one of two Gifted and Talented Languages programs in the state, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program, a Jazz Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program as well as the prestigious Follow the Dream Program through the Graham “Polly” Farmer Foundation. A premier school in Western Australia, Mount Lawley offers a huge range of subjects and Certificates and has a rich history of student success and achievement.
A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the broader community. Parents play a key role in planning for the future and participate in all aspects of school life. All staff at Mount Lawley Senior High School are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, State Training Providers and employment.
With the school vision of Inspire to Aspire and values of Excellence, Respect, Learning and Perseverance there is an expectation that staff and students commit to the attainment of personal best and excellence in all aspects of school life.
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 Mount Lawley SHS can be found by visiting www.lawley.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 Michael Camilleri, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0407 994 318 or emailing Michael.Camilleri@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 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 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 Thursday, 27th February 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.