Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE640471
This is a twenty-four month fixed term, full-time position commencing January 2021
The Department is seeking to recruit highly motivated, exceptional teachers for our Flying Squad - Category 1 to support our rural, regional and remote schools.
Are you looking for a new challenge in your career?
Are you flexible and resilient, with the potential to quickly and easily build positive and productive relationships with staff, students and the community? Are you committed to improving outcomes for students in rural, regional and remote schools?
If so, apply to join our Teacher Flying Squad. We are currently seeking applications from expert primary and secondary teachers. Up to six appointments will be made. After the successful completion of your two-year continuous service and probationary period, you will be appointed as permanent to the Department.
About the role
Our Teacher Flying Squad (Category 1) team provide relief in schools across Western Australia. They travel, as directed, to selected rural, regional and remote areas to fill vacancies for an indefinite duration.
To be successful in the Teacher Flying Squad you will need to possess strong interpersonal skills and curriculum knowledge. These positions are ideal for teachers with an extensive range of teaching skills, experience in teaching across the curriculum and the ability to readily engage a diverse range of students. You will take up appointments at a range of schools, usually at very short notice. Your flexibility and resilience will serve you well as you teach in a diverse range of schools across our state.
Why join us?
The Teacher Flying Squad offers an exciting opportunity to make a difference whilst experiencing a unique career opportunity. Appointments are usually for periods of between four and ten weeks. It’s a great way to explore Western Australia while teaching in our amazing country schools. You can read more from one of our teachers in her travel blog.
Our Teacher Flying Squad members receive free accommodation and travel to and from the location of any appointment. Category 1 Teacher Flying Squad members also receive a dislocation allowance to the value of $16,500 per annum paid fortnightly. The dislocation allowance is paid in lieu of any other allowances provided to teachers on the basis of the location of the school.
Do you want to know more about working and living in rural, regional and remote Western Australia?
The Department’s careers website, individual school websites, Schools Online, tourism and council websites are great sources of information about schools and locations.
Further information, including how to apply can be found on the attached information sheet. This attachment contains important information regarding eligibility and the application process.
Further information can be found on the Department’s careers website.
You may contact Teach in WA for further information about this employment opportunity, by telephoning Yusof Manaf-Hassan on (08) 9264 4880 or Paul Coney on 9264 4706. Alternatively you can email Yusof.Manaf-Hassan@education.wa.edu.au or Paul.Coney@education.wa.edu.au
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.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
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 (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role.
- A CV of up to four (4) 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 www.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, 2 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.