Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH643471
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Who we are looking for?
Hammond Park Secondary College (SC) is seeking an engaging, dedicated Physical and Health Education Teacher to join our college. We are looking for a highly competent teacher who has an understanding of High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) and a detailed knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum.
The position requires a teacher who has excellent interpersonal skills and can foster positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including students, staff and community members. We require a teacher who has the skills to collaborate across learning areas to create innovative learning opportunities for our students.
Hammond Park SC will implement a school-wide Instructional and Coaching Framework addressing Explicit Instruction, through to an Inquiry model. Teachers will design and deliver lessons aligned to the Framework and receive instructional coaching and feedback, so we are seeking a highly reflective teacher with a growth mindset and desire for continuous improvement.
The college has identified Wellbeing as one of our priorities and this focus is at the centre of our strategic planning. The college day commences with Homeroom where teachers deliver a Social and Emotional Wellbeing program aligned to the PERMAH principles and our policies and procedures are developed to reflect a proactive, wellbeing approach.
The successful candidate in the initial years may also be required to teach in their minor teaching area until the college grows and we can fully develop specialist areas. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our fabulous foundation staff and work collaboratively to establish the directions of the college.
About The School
Hammond Park SC is as an Independent Public School and is one of eight WA Public Private Partnership schools. The school is built, financed and maintained by project company EduWest. While the partnership is a very different way of delivering education facilities in the State, the students’ education remains the responsibility of the Department of Education, and the Principal, teachers and staff are employed by the Department of Education as they are in all public schools.
Hammond Park SC in Hammond Park opened in 2020 as a local intake secondary school. Currently the school accommodates 175 Year 7 students with growth estimated to accommodate a total of 1450 Year 7 to 12 students by 2025
This position presents an extremely rewarding career opportunity in a foundation school for talented Physical Education and Health teachers to pave their way.
You will work effectively with your colleagues to form a positive foundation culture and establish a community in which everyone wants to contribute to the success of the school.
Programs & Facilities
The school offers a broad range of programs to meet the diverse needs of all students including an academic extension program, Japanese, Music sport and the Arts, to ensure the needs of all students are considered. A partnership founded on strong relationships between students, staff, parents and the community will be the enduring platform upon which the school is built. Student voice and agency is a focus area and we have an amazing opportunity to create these processes from the beginning.
Located in the area of Hammond Park SC the school sits amongst the suburbs of Aubin Grove, Wandi and Hammond Park.
For further information about this position and to determine whether it is the right job for you, please view the document attached for some insight into:
- An Introduction to Hammond Park SC
- Leadership Structure
- Vision and Values
- Instructional Framework
- Business Plan Summary
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.
Important Information for Applicants
In the first instance, in the written application, applicants will be asked to address:
Domain 1. Professional knowledge and
Domain 2. Professional practice in the context of the school business plan and ethos.
Domain 3. Professional engagement will also be assessed within your CV and via a multi stage interview process. These results will form part of the overall assessment.
It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
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 below domains which govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- Domain 1. Professional knowledge
- Domain 2. Professional practice
- A CV (maximum four pages) outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position. (Please note, the preferred CV template has been designed and attached to this advert at the request of the Panel Chair for applicant use).
- 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.
Further information about Hammond Park SC can be found by visiting our Facebook page 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 Joanne Willesee Principal by telephoning (08) 9395 3800, 0436 918 792 (during the vacation period) or emailing Joanne.Willesee@education.wa.edu.au.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
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;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
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.
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.
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.