Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA626057
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020
Broome Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated professional to lead the Science Learning Area team.
Broome SHS, winner of the WA School of the Year for 2012, is now one of the premier high schools in the state. The development of positive, respectful relationships between staff and students is a high priority within the school, along with academic excellence.
At Broome SHS you will join an outstanding staff who are making a significant difference to our students. As the successful applicant it is critical that you have a high level of interpersonal and leadership skills, to lead, empower and bring the best out in staff. You will also be part of the school's leadership group so your ability to be a part of and contribute to the school's collaborative culture, vision and future is of equal importance.
As HoLA Science, your primary role will be to lead staff in the effective implementation of the Science WA Curriculum and WACE courses across the school. You will facilitate teaching and learning outcomes through effective performance management, modeling and promoting a culture of success. You will establish and manage administrative and operational systems in order to ensure the effective operation of the learning area in accordance with legislative and industrial policy and guidelines. You will also liaise with students, parents, the Principal and Deputy Principals of the school, other Heads of Department and relevant specialist staff to ensure all student needs are being met.
As the successful applicant, you will have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of curriculum designed to meet diverse student needs, (eg highly academic/ATAR, both indigenous and non-indigenous students, students at educational risk and students from a non-English speaking backgrounds). You will be expected to continue implementation of the WA Curriculum at school, town and regional level and as part of the Broome Cluster of Independent schools. To this end you will need to demonstrate the ability to form partnerships with teachers in the Broome and throughout the Kimberley region.
You will have demonstrated excellence as a motivated, self-reflective, committed and progressive classroom practitioner. You will have effective teaching, learning, assessment and behaviour management practices and a very strong understanding of WA Science Curriculum. Ideally, you will also have demonstrated excellence as a teacher in a range of courses including those designed to cater for low literacy and SAER students, through to ATAR Science courses. You will also have highly developed collaborative skills and be a strong, effective communicator. Any experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be required to commence as soon as possible in Term 4, 2020.
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 Broome Senior High School can be found by visiting www.broomeshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further information on this position, please contact Cath Winfield, Deputy Principal at Broome SHS on (08) 9195 3100 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to five (5) 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 Wednesday, 8 July 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.