Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH644004
Are you a positive and talented teacher who strives to enhance student educational outcomes?
Are you a passionate educator looking for a rewarding and challenging change?
Alternative Learning Settings are seeking to establish a pool of enthusiastic and dedicated qualified Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements up to the end of Term 1, 2022.
Alternative Learning Settings was a new program established in early 2019 targeting a specific cohort of students, those who exhibit signs of physical aggressions and will benefit from a short term intervention program. The Alternative Learning Settings deliver specialised activities and learning programs that build students’ social skills and self-regulation. The program will have the capacity to provide access to specialists such as clinical psychologists or consultation with psychiatrists and when required can link families in to other Statewide Services supports.
Being a developing initiative, the teaching positions will provide the unique opportunity to collaborate and be involved in further developing the support program. We are looking for dedicated teachers who are looking for a challenge and can work in a team environment using their communication skills in engaging and making a difference to students wellbeing and engagement. Your skills in developing and implementing a social and emotional curriculum that meets the needs of the student will be highly valued and practical knowledge of the Circle of Courage would be advantageous.
The Alternative Learning Setting will provide teachers with the excellent opportunity to be part of a multi-skilled team focused on a student centred model, built around an ecological framework of support. Successful applicants will work as part of a team in Bunbury servicing parts of the Southwest Education Regions. The setting will be staffed by a team of teachers with support from a youth transition officer, a student support officer and a school psychologist.
Successful applicants will have experience and credibility in student engagement and transitions, case management, social and emotional learning program development, a background in student support and current professional learning, or the capacity to undertake targeted professional learning, in areas such as de-escalation, team teach, circle of courage, therapeutic crisis intervention in schools and trauma-informed practice.
All functions of Statewide Services support successful outcomes for all students. This is achieved through a focus on better integration of services with schools, students, families and external service providers; supporting schools and networks of schools to deliver high quality teaching and learning in every classroom; and creating expanded opportunities for students to develop the academic, personal and social competencies they will need for participation in the workforce and society of the future.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 SSEN: S can be found by visiting www.ssens.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Dave Dennis, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in the southwest, by telephoning 0449 278 889 or emailing email@example.com.
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 of up to four (4) pages 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;
- 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, 16 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.