Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA646231
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Leeming Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a highly motivated and vibrant Head of Learning Area (HOLA) – Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
In collaboration with the school leadership team, the HOLA – Humanities and Social Sciences will provide effective curriculum and team leadership to ensure ongoing excellent outcomes for students.
The successful applicant will possess highly effective interpersonal skills and have the ability to lead a team of collaborative teachers to support best practice. You will have a well-developed knowledge of the HASS curriculum and will provide professional leadership to subject specialist teachers within the learning area and provide up-to-date information on relevant specialist curriculum issues.
The ability to be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, and work collaboratively in a team environment is highly desirable. The successful applicant will engage in ongoing reflection and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice within the HASS department, fostering a positive environment conducive to learning. You will lead teachers to provide educational opportunities which translate to purposeful and relevant learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs. The successful applicant will make informed data based decisions to lead the HASS Operational Plan, ensuring it works within the school’s Business Plan.
Leeming SHS is situated 15km south of the Perth city centre and caters for approximately 1100 students. It enjoys a positive reputation both for the excellent educational opportunities it offers and for its high standards of achievement and behaviour. Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and to interact with each other and with the wider community in a positive constructive and socially responsible manner.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Leeming Senior High School can be found by visiting www.leeming.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Lee Barclay, Deputy Principal by telephoning 9237 6800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school vacation period, please contact Lee Barclay on 0401 146 454
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 maximum five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 22 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.