Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP646071
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Derby District High School (DHS) is a dynamic school with a highly motivated staff. The collaborative approach, exciting work environment and the students make it a great place to teach. Staff are passionate about improving standards in Education; particularly in Aboriginal Education.
The school is currently part of the Kimberley School’s Program and seeks staff to enact a targeted teaching approach as part of their overall teaching and learning programs. This role will require you to mentor and support staff in the implementation of this initiative with a strong focus on Explicit Direct Instruction
Derby DHS is located in Derby which is situated at the southern end of King Sound in the Kimberley region of Western Australian. Derby is 220km east of Broome by road and is 2463km north of Perth. It was the first town settled in the Kimberley. Derby is well supported with a range of government infrastructures. Its location near the King Sound and a number of rivers provides for many boating and fishing recreational activities - but not swimming! Derby DHS is located in attractive and well maintained grounds and surroundings. With an enrolment of just over 600 students it provides an education program for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Students attend the school from the town of Derby and outlying areas including the Aboriginal Communities of Mowanjum and Pandanus Park.
Derby DHS promotes the "Stronger Smarter Philosophy" of high teacher, student and school expectations. School leaders are expected to lead this approach in all aspects of the school. The successful applicant will support the Middle School staff, as well as promoting positive high expectations relationships with students, staff, parents and wider community of Derby and surrounding Aboriginal communities. To be successful in this role you will be highly competent at establishing positive relationships across a wide range of contexts and develop positive relationships with students, staff, and parents and engage parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school to enable all students to reach their potential. The successful applicant will need to be able to develop mutual respect and provide support for colleagues.
The ability to deliver high quality teaching and mentoring graduate students in developing teaching and learning strategies is desirable. In addition, experience working in an Aboriginal community and a passion for Aboriginal Education and improving the educational outcomes for these students is highly regarded.
As the successful applicant, you will ideally be experienced in the management of student behaviour and be committed to collaborative teaching and learning practices to increase student engagement. You will also need to be an exceptional practitioner, ideally with a proven ability to bring about successful outcomes in all dealings, especially with students who may experience challenges external to the school setting.
The successful applicant will have an excellent understanding of the Middle School approach. You will also need to have the ability to design and track and report on individuals and groups of students and ideally have coaching and or mentoring experience in senior school processes. In addition to this you will be a team player and have the ability to build effective teams.
The Deputy Principal will oversee the day-to-day operations of the school and develop processes and procedures to encourage effective communication, and support the effective coordination of daily events and issues relating to duty of care. The successful applicant will use information systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting on school performance to inform school planning and decision-making and to ensure accountability for school performance.
As the Deputy Principal you will lead curriculum and work with other members of the administration team to ensure literacy and numeracy programs cater for students of all levels of ability. You will assist the school to facilitate workforce effectiveness in leading and motivating staff in planning; directed at improving outcomes for students and the level of service delivered by the school especially in Explicit Direct Instruction. You will play a significant role in the daily management of staff and student wellbeing as well as organising relief for teachers, timetabling students and following up on attendance.
The successful applicant will be committed to, and able to exhibit successful intervention approaches, particularly in the areas of literacy, numeracy and attendance across the middle school. You would have a passion for rural education as well as working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and their families to bring about positive, sustained change in student performance and achievement.
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 Derby District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Eliot Money, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9193 3000 or emailing Eliot.Money@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Eliot Money, Principal, on 0427 429 334.
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 five (5) page (maximum) 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 Friday, 16 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.