Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP649797
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Are you looking for a challenge and a rewarding place to work?
One Arm Point Remote Community School (OAPRCS) is seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Deputy Principal to join our friendly team.
The successful applicant may be required to teach classes from K-12, will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and also have the ability to confront complexity, challenge expectations and lead sustainable change.
In collaboration with the Principal, the Deputy Principal will provide educational leadership by promoting and modelling the school vision and values, spearheading the development and implementation of whole-school practices and leading school improvement agendas. The successful applicant will maintain an unwavering commitment to trauma-informed practice and student-centered decision-making by ensuring staff are supported to develop and maintain ownership of, and responsibility for, school and community expectations.
The Deputy Principal should have a sound understanding of the Department of Education’s strategic directions and whole school planning, be confident in evidence-based and data-informed decision making, and be capable of leading whole-school literacy and numeracy policies and structures.
The successful applicant will have the capacity to guide curriculum and pedagogical improvement, particularly in Literacy & Numeracy, lead intervention and engagement initiatives for SAER (Students at Educational Risk), drive the school’s positive behaviour processes and help the social and emotional well-being of students through protective behaviours and Positive Behaviour in Schools (PBiS).
Suitable applicants will need to demonstrate the capacity to coordinate OLNA (online literacy and numeracy assessment), WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) and Work Place Learning in the senior high school and liaise with SCSA & potentially SIDE. The Deputy Principal will also coordinate the school’s Culture and Bardi Language Programs as well as attendance initiatives such as attendance plans, home visits and consulting with teachers and the local community.
The Deputy Principal at OAPRCS will also be responsible for setting up Semester Reporting to Parents, Census and Mentoring Graduate Teachers.
Knowledge of the school and the local culture would be an advantage and covering letter should demonstrate how an applicant’s skills and abilities will complement said Deputy Principal’s responsibilities at OAPRCS.
One Arm Point RCS is a Level 4 (K-12) Department of Education school catering to predominantly Aboriginal students and located in Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) Community, approximately 218 kilometres north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The school is situated on Bardi Jawi country and is set 2 kilometres back from the beach on a point of land virtually surrounded by the Buccaneer Archipelago and the King Sound. The beautiful clear saltwater, tropical islands and coral reefs play an integral part in local people's daily lives.
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 One Arm Point Remote Community School can be found by visiting Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Mark Batka, Principal by telephoning 9192 4932 or emailing Mark.Batka@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 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 Friday, 30 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
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