Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA643826
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Are you a passionate, dedicated and professional instructional leader who is making a difference to the learning outcomes of students? Do you inspire, innovate and work collaboratively with others to effect whole school improvements to teaching and learning?
Joseph Banks Secondary College (SC) is seeking a passionate and committed Program Coordinator – Curriculum Leader - who will work closely with the Principal and members of the College Leadership Team to provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and facilitating workforce effectiveness. Your ability to work collaboratively with other leaders to achieve collective goals, is central to the role.
As Program Coordinator – Curriculum Leader, you will to provide high quality leadership to staff across learning areas, and possess the ability to provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all staff and students.
As Program Coordinator – Curriculum Leader, outstanding knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and Senior Secondary courses, including Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses will be highly regarded. The successful applicant will apply their professional knowledge and understanding to promote effective and rigorous teaching, learning and assessment. This knowledge, combined with pedagogical skills, will enable the development of programs differentiated to cater for a diverse range of students and support the college’s philosophy of ensuring all students achieve success.
You will be responsible for developing the capabilities and capacity of staff in planning, actioning and reviewing of teaching programs, as well as developing strategies and learning programs to ensure improvements in learning outcomes for students are monitored. A thorough understanding of curriculum and pathways is essential. You will also require the capacity to lead and evaluate assessment and moderation activities that ensure consistent and comparable judgements of student learning are made and ensure all members of the team meet college and SCSA requirements.
As the successful applicant you will be an exemplary classroom practitioner who can; model innovative, future-focused thinking; lead the implementation of excellence in teaching and learning and possess an ability to build capacity and capabilities of staff using a variety of teacher development and coaching methods. The successful applicant will undertake reflective performance development conversations, using key standards and be able to reflect and provide feedback to staff regarding effectiveness of teaching practice.
As a leader and exceptional classroom practitioner you will have the ability to lead improvement and change initiatives and continually reflect on teaching and learning. It is desirable for applicants to have the ability to use data analysis to inform your planning and assessment, and utilise data to drive change and improve students’ academic performance. You will lead learning opportunities for staff to ensure consistently high levels of curriculum delivery is occurring that promotes rigour and cognitive challenge for students.
Your leadership will be supported by the capacity to build positive relationships with staff, the successful applicant must have highly efficient communication skills. You will be able to collaborate very effectively with others to sustain a professional team culture whereby staff feel supported to share effective teaching and learning practices. These priorities will be supported and developed by a Program Coordinator who is able to exhibit: instructional leadership; an ability to build and sustain quality teaching; and an ability to develop a culture of orderliness and high expectations.
Joseph Banks SC, an Independent Public School, is located in the suburb of Banksia Grove, approximately 27 km from the Perth CBD. We currently accept students from Years 7-12. The vision for Joseph Bank SC is to create a vibrant culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for students, staff and the community. The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success. Our goal is to develop the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student attainment through professional conversation and shared practice.
Our goal is for all students to be literate, numerate and curious, through the provision of a broad based 21st Century curriculum. It is expected that all students will receive individual attention, and support will be provided for all students no matter their background. Parents expect an assurance that “no child will fall through the cracks.” Teachers are passionate about student learning and will create a culture of curiosity to support students to be inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
We provide our students with multiple opportunities to excel throughout their secondary education, with access to quality programs, both within the curriculum and extra-curricular. Such programs range from support initiatives through to extension and challenge for students who are academically talented. On completion of secondary school at Joseph Banks Secondary College students will have a clear well-defined pathway to employment, further training and/or education.
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 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 Joseph Banks SC can be found by visiting www.jbsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Eleanor Hughes, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9303 7400 or emailing Eleanor.Hughes@education.wa.edu.au.
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 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 Monday, 12 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.