Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH646909
Are you committed to meeting the needs of every student?
Mount Helena Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of innovative and highly committed Kindergarten to year 6 teachers, for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2021.
Mount Helena PS can be found in the eastern reaches of the Darling Ranges. Surrounded by native forest, the school provides an opportunity for students to engage in a rich curriculum with a focus on environmental education. The school provides a positive and friendly learning environment, and is highly regarded by all who pass through its portals. Mount Helena PS has a strong pastoral care approach, underpinned by the ‘Leader in Me - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Mount Helena PS is a dynamic learning community working to assist every child to succeed and realise their full potential in a nurturing, inclusive environment.
We are seeking teaching staff who are highly collaborative, proactive and willing to continually self-reflect and improve their own practice, to develop students who are life-long learners. Teachers at Mount Helena PS are expected to work in partnership with parents and the broader community, creating a welcoming and vibrant environment for students.
Suitable applicants will work to further develop and embed whole school programs and pedagogical approaches, e.g. Literacy Block, Numeracy Block, Letters and Sounds (synthetic phonics program), Seven Steps to Writing Success and utilising a hands on, problem solving approach to mathematics. Underpinning teaching practice will be the Leader in Me program, supporting students to become proactive and independent in their learning journey. Applicants will be expected to work in an environment committed to whole school approaches.
A focus on early intervention and differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs of each student is required, ensuring success for; students with special needs, students at education risk and students requiring extension. You may be required to work with outside agencies and implement targeted strategies, gathering data to support and assess student progress.
Suitable applicants will need to be able to work within a distributed leadership model. Staff will actively engage in the development of cohorts of students, through collaborative planning and targeted data analysis.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 Mount Helena Primary School can be found by visiting www.mounthelenaps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
Please contact Leanne Alderman, Principal, by telephoning the school mobile 0419 988 090 or emailing Leanne.Alderman@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 four (4) 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, 08 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.