Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH647136
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021 with the possibility of extension or permanency
Are you a passionate, creative and engaging Early Childhood teacher?
Wongan Hills District High School (DHS) is seeking to employ an Early Childhood Teacher to commence at the beginning of 2021.
The successful applicant will be dynamic and dedicated Early Childhood specialist with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We are seeking a teacher who is reflective about their teaching practice, and committed to evidence-based decision making. A proven ability to provide a caring and supportive learning environment is highly regarded for this role. The successful applicant should have a sound understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards, as well as a proven knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum. Wongan Hills DHS has a range of whole school practices and staff are expected to support these as they implement their teaching and learning programs. Knowledge of Talk for Writing, letters and sounds, and First Steps would be desirable.
A focus on play based learning is a priority for 2021 and will require an Early Childhood teacher who can provide students with a balanced curriculum that is engaging, productive and age appropriate. It would be highly regarded if the successful applicant has proven success working with students across a range of ability levels with a strong emphasis on concrete learning and providing targeted interventions to maximise opportunities for growth.
To be successful for this role you will need to show strong interpersonal skills as well as a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents and external networks to establish strong community partnerships. Staff at Wongan Hills DHS are supported to build their capacity through participating in targeted Professional learning directly aligned to the school priorities. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in whole school improvement activities including Professional Learning and school committees and be committed to developing shared practices that align with school vision.
Wongan DHS is a PBS (Positive Behaviour School) school, and our friendly and respectful culture of Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Positive and Be an Active Learner is reflected in our classrooms where students are engaged in learning while supported by passionate and dedicated staff. We continue to implement Zones of Regulation across our school to ensure we are providing opportunities to develop well rounded young people who are more aware of, and independent in, managing their emotions.
Applicants are encouraged to read the information in the Strategic Plan prior to starting their 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 Wongan Hills District High School can be found by visiting www.wonganhillsdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Bruce Nind, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wongan Hills, by telephoning 0437 287 570 or emailing Bruce.W.Nind@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; and
- 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.