Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH647831
This is a twelve (12) month fixed-term full time position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension twelve (12) months
Gairdner Primary School (PS) is seeking an Early Childhood Teacher for its Kindergarten to Year 2 class commencing Term 1 2021. The successful applicant should be enthusiastic with a passion for teaching and be confident to teach in a multi-aged setting.
It is important that the suitable applicant is flexible in their daily routines as occasionally events occur without much notice. Having a good rapport with students and good communication skills with parents is vital to this role within the school.
Our school is situated in a rural farming area, where students arrive by school bus from surrounding farms. We have a projected enrolment of 28 students within 2 classrooms. It is a small, very welcoming school with friendly staff. The early childhood area has a recently renovated classroom, a separate smaller room for play or individual work and a fun outdoor play area with bike track and a mini nature play area.
Gairdner PS is located 145kms east of Albany. It is integral to the thriving rural community of Gairdner and has strong links with the neighbouring towns of Jerramungup, Bremer Bay, Borden, Ongerup and Wellstead. We have a proactive School Board and P&C who work hard to support our school. As a school, we work closely with the other small schools in the area so that there can be a sharing of ideas and assessment moderation. As a teacher here, you will always be supported.
Gairdner PS is a place where everybody feels valued and safe and where individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted. Our goal is to assist all children to reach their academic potential by guiding them to become independent learners in a safe, supportive environment. The school has a happy and friendly feel and is a welcoming place to work.
Sadly, Gairdner does not have a town-site and accommodation for the successful applicant would be in either Jerramungup or Bremer Bay.
If you are interested in working in a rural setting and being part of our small friendly team, we welcome your application.
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 Gairdner PS 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 Diana Frewen, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Gairdner, on 08 9836 1014, 0403 246 687 (during vacation period) or by 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:
- At least 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 outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
- The contact details for three (3) work related referees (one being your current line manager) to be included within your CV.
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.