Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH647326
This is a twelve (12) month fixed-term, (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021
Melville Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dynamic and committed Visual Arts Teacher to join our talented and collegiate team of dedicated staff.
We are looking for an outstanding, adaptable and passionate teacher with a commitment to excellence in teaching Visual Arts at senior secondary and lower secondary levels. The successful applicant should possess the ability to work collaboratively with students (and staff). They will be able to cultivate an engaging and relevant learning environment to inspire and motivate students to engage in The Arts and to want to pursue an arts related course in senior school.
The successful applicant will possess the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant secondary school Visual Arts curriculum, and desirably have proven success in achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students. It is desirable, but not essential, for the successful applicant to have a Certificate IV Training and Assessment, the ability to deliver a Certificate II Visual Arts and the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Visual Arts.
At Melville we endeavour to develop a lifelong love of learning through innovative, creative and relevant teaching and learning experiences and strong teacher-student relationships. Our staff are committed to creating environments conducive to learning that are enjoyable and authentic and that cater for differing student learning needs. In this way, you will be able to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students. Our staff make use of different technologies to effectively engage students and to maximise their performance. The successful applicant will be able to exhibit a commitment to their own professional growth and development to ensure their teaching is engaging and contemporary.
At Melville SHS we believe every student can be successful. We pride ourselves on treating each child as an individual and continually strive to meet their academic, cultural, creative, sporting, citizenship and pastoral needs as we prepare them for the challenges of the future and to become positive contributors to their community. In joining a fully comprehensive secondary school, successful applicants will want to play an active role in the extensive co-curricular program offered to students (and delivered by our many dedicated teachers) which compliments the delivery of our high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care. You will share in our belief that going the ‘extra mile’ for students is essential in order to maximise their opportunities to fully engage in their education, to experience satisfaction with their schooling and to achieve success.
In this role you will have the ability to work as part of a collegiate team and be solutions focussed. You will work collaboratively with your colleagues in developing an enriched Visual Arts curriculum and use evidence based decision-making skills to ensure curriculum improvement is paramount. These skills will see you negotiate effectively and build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels including colleagues and parents/caregivers
The successful applicant will possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You will support the implementation of the school’s Business Plan and be committed to whole school approaches and initiatives to maximise outcomes for students. The successful applicant will be focused on an evidence-based approach to teaching through data analysis and self-reflection and will possess an innate drive for ongoing improvement. You will demonstrate active participation in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on your classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching.
At Melville our vision is to be the school of choice in our local and wider community and with over 90% of our incoming Year 7 student cohort for 2020 from our local intake area, we are continuing to realise our school vision. However, as a school we are committed to continual school improvement and to delivering excellence to our student’s and our school community. The successful applicant for this position will share our vision to be the school of choice and will enact our school purpose to develop and graduate confident, innovative and successful citizens prepared to contribute positively to their local community and society.
Melville SHS has a population of over 1400 students and is a highly multicultural school accommodating students from over 68 different nationalities. Melville is a contemporary and fully comprehensive high school offering strong, distinctive academic and vocational pathways and varied programs to meet varying student needs. The school has State Accredited Specialist Programs in Gifted & Talented Education, Graphic Design Media, Aviation and Netball and a school-based specialisation pathway in Music. We also boast a leading Intensive English Centre, and an International Fee-Paying Student Program as well as two local in-take engagement programs for students at educational risk.
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.
Applicants are encouraged to include any attachments that they feel may support their application however, this will not be assessed during the shortlisting process.
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 Melville Senior High School can be found by visiting www.melville.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
You are encouraged to contact Paul Cooke, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Melville, by telephoning 6274 1300 or emailing Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the vacation period please contact Paul Cooke, Deputy Principal, on 0437 283 428.
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 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 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 Friday, 9 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.