Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH636061
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2020 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?
Serpentine Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Primary Teacher to join their friendly team. The appointment will initially be to cover two teachers who are at leave. Term 3 will be spent in a Year 4/5 classroom and Term 4 will be spent in a year 3/4 classroom. As such the successful applicant will be to be flexible and adaptable.
To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the effective use of explicit teaching strategies and be dedicated and committed to improving student learning through continual teacher improvement and accountability. As a teacher at our school, you will contribute to a positive team culture and enjoy the challenge of working at a school seeking to raise standards and improve student outcomes.
Serpentine PS uses an explicit teaching approach focusing on four pillars of teaching: teacher directed learning, explicit instruction, moving children’s knowledge from short term to long term memory, and effective relationships with students. The successful applicant will be able to embrace this vision of teaching and learning and will have a passion for, and a sound understanding of, explicit teaching.
At Serpentine Primary School our work is underpinned by the following guiding principles relative to coaching and teacher professional learning teams:
- Student learning is at the heart of our work.
- Professional learning emerges from mutual respect, collegial relationships and a shared responsibility for student learning.
- Job embedded learning provides authentic context.
- Learners benefit from descriptive feedback relevant to their professional goals.
- Gradual release of responsibility supports student and adult learning.
The successful applicant will need to embody these guiding principles and be able to articulate a plan for the creation of a professional learning community which reflects this.
This position also requires you to work as part of a dedicated team and provides you with the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our school community. We are seeking a teacher with a demonstrated passion for explicit teaching, highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills that has a thirst for achievement and the ability to inspire learning in others. Personal growth is a critical element for professional success and the successful applicant will be committed to ongoing development to ensure adherence to the school’s priorities and direction.
Serpentine PS has high expectations of student effort and teacher efficacy and has adopted an explicit teaching focus including four pillars of teaching: teacher directed learning, explicit instruction, moving children’s knowledge from short term to long term memory, and effective relationships with students. We have also implemented the Positive Behaviour Support framework focusing on Respect, Responsibility, Aspire, Perseverance. Knowledge of and willingness to engage with these initiatives will be highly regarded and suitable applicants will be able to embrace this vision of teaching and learning.
Within attractive grounds and well maintained building, there are approximately 200 students who come from a community with a wide variety of family backgrounds. There is a strong community feel to our school, which has a strong student centred focus and has adopted excellent pastoral care practices. This is a great opportunity for you to experience your little bit of country with reach of the greater Perth metropolitan area. The school encourages confidence, pride and self-esteem, as well as a receptive approach to learning with aspirations for high standards in both individual and whole school performance.
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 Serpentine PS can be found by visiting www.serpentineps.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 and qualifications.
For further job related information
Please contact Kendall Lange, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9526 3400 or emailing Kendall.Lange@education.wa.edu.au or during school holidays please telephone 0400 964 280.
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 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;
- 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, 10 July 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.