Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH648161
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension twelve (12) months
Are you committed to achieving excellence?
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint an experienced teacher of German for the 2021 school year. The successful applicant will have a passion for languages education and the ability to contribute effectively to the continued development of the school’s languages program.
There is a possiblility of this appointment being increased to 0.6FTE.
Suitable applicants will have the ability to teach German across Years 8 to 10 and for the Senior Secondary years. Experience in teaching ATAR German is highly desirable. Kelmscott SHS’s languages team comprises a highly successful team of teachers of German and Japanese, committed to seeing students fulfil their aspirations. Successful applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be an effective and collaborative member of a team.
At Kelmscott SHS, there is a firm belief that success at school - whether in academic, vocational, sporting or cultural pursuits - can be achieved through self-discipline and a commitment to striving for excellence. Students at Kelmscott SHS learn how to succeed, acknowledge the success of others and share their own achievements. A strong pastoral care focus prioritises for the provision of an intellectually, physically and emotionally safe learning environment for all students and encourages programs that develop a strong school community, future leaders and active citizenship skills.
Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering Department of Education endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture and Music, Gifted and Talented (GAT) Secondary Selective Entrance Program and a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities & Social Sciences. We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted and Talented online to rural areas. Students at our school have a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School. At Kelmscott SHS, students are encouraged to have high aspirations, strive for excellence in all pursuits, and demonstrate respect for self, others and the environment.
As a Teacher at Kelmscott SHS, you will exhibit innovation and creativity in classroom practices and cater for student diversity. You will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and expertise in the context of the languages curriculum and pedagogy. It is highly desirable that the successful applicant is able to understand instructional and curriculum design, exhibit self-reflective practices with a focus on quality teaching. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to regularly analyse systemic data and strategically plan for improvements at the classroom and learning area level in liaison with your colleagues. You will also work collaboratively with language assistants and other schools in moderation partnerships at the senior secondary level.
Our staff make use of different technologies to achieve student outcomes and are expected to engage students in learning technologies as the basis of active student learning, deep learning and lesson design. High levels of classroom management and the implementation of collaborative learning opportunities are requirements of the role.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to work with the wider community in the promotion of the languages learning area, including supporting students to access opportunities for exchange programs and engaging with other languages students in the metropolitan area.
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 Kelmscott SHS can be found by visiting www.kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
Please contact Jacquie Sandhu, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 (during holiday period 0413 516 010) or emailing Jacquie.Sandhu@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 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 tree (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;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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 Thursday, 15 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.