This advertisement has been extended as of Tuesday 18 September 2020 and commencement date amended as of 21 September 2020
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH647018
This is a three (3) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020
Do you want to grow professionally in a supportive environment and work with wonderful students and families?
Meekatharra District High School (DHS) is seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic Early Childhood Educator to join our dedicated team for the remainder of 2020.
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children in our community. The successful applicant will ideally be able to demonstrate exemplary teaching skills, be highly motivated and enthusiastic. The successful applicant will have the ability to work in a team environment and have a commitment to both play-based learning and explicit teaching. The successful applicant will possess a high level of interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with staff members and implement whole school approaches within the school’s business and operational plans. The successful applicant will ideally have the knowledge and experience to embed whole school programs, including Talk for Writing, PLD (Diana Rigg), Zones of Regulation and Positive Behaviour Supports.
The Early Childhood Teacher will ideally be a team player, with an enthusiastic approach to engaging students to do their best and a willingness to learn and adopt a trauma responsive approach and restorative practices. You will be expected to demonstrate data-driven teaching practices alongside a play based approach and a good understanding of how to establish a positive classroom environment, fostering high care and expectations. Ideally, you will have a strong understanding of the core frameworks: National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework.
It is desirable that the successful Early Childhood Educator provides both differentiated and individualised instruction, incorporating proven strategies to support students with special education needs and has experience or a desire to work with students from Aboriginal families and promote pride in self and culture.
Meekatharra DHS has a strong, established PBS approach, focused on our COOL values of respect for Community, Others, Oneself and Learning. Almost 90% of our students are Aboriginal, so the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework is at the centre of our decision-making for students and families. A commitment to the beliefs and values of the school is essential.
Meekatharra is located in the beautiful Murchison region. Students and families at our school are proud to live ‘on country’ and make the most of the rich natural beauty and resources that surround us. The school is small but strong, and the teaching group includes both graduates and highly experienced, local staff.
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.
Further information about Meekatharra District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Tash Lang, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Meekatharra, by telephoning 0419 944 954 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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; 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 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 Tuesday, 13 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.