Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH624642
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2020 with possible extension
Are you a dedicated teacher with a passion for science?
Balcatta Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic Teacher - Science to join our Science Department.
The successful applicant will be dedicated, innovative and inspirational educator with a real passion for Science education and ideally with substantial experience in both lower and senior school science, specifically the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Human Biology and Chemistry courses and the ability to teach lower school Mathematics. They will have the capacity to plan and implement high quality lessons that engage students and inspire an interest in Science.
The applicant will use a range of pedagogies, including the integration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and effective use of data to improve student outcomes.
Applicants should be committed to working effectively within a professional learning community within the Science Learning Area and as part of the wider community.
At Balcatta SHS we are committed to providing an engaging, creative and challenging curriculum in an inclusive learning community with a strong focus on pastoral care and student achievement. All members of the school community commit to the values of respect, unite and excel. It is a multicultural school situated 10 kilometres from the city centre. We offer a full range of courses across all learning areas as well as a Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program and specialist programs in Dance.
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 Balcatta Senior High School can be found by visiting balcattashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Audrey Smith, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9345 8200 or emailing Principal.Balcatta.SHS@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 three (3) 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; 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 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 27 March 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.