Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA648565
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension (12 months)
Are you a passionate, dedicated and professional instructional leader who is making a difference to the learning outcomes of students? Do you inspire, innovate and work collaboratively with others to effect whole school improvements to teaching and learning?
Western Australian College of Agriculture - Narrogin (WACOA - Narrogin) seeks to appoint a passionate and committed Head of Department – Teaching and Learning who will work closely with the Principal and College Leadership Team to provide educational leadership to the classroom teachers at our College.
As Head of Department – Teaching and Learning, outstanding knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and Senior Secondary courses, including Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses that compliment agricultural and allied trades education will be highly regarded. The successful applicant will apply their professional knowledge and understanding to promote effective and rigorous teaching, learning and assessment. This knowledge, combined with pedagogical skills, will enable the development of programs differentiated to cater for a diverse range of students and support the college’s philosophy of ensuring all students achieve success.
You will be responsible for developing the capabilities and capacity of staff in planning, actioning and reviewing of teaching programs, as well as developing strategies and learning programs to ensure improvements in learning outcomes for students are monitored. A thorough understanding of curriculum and pathways is essential. You will also require the capacity to lead and evaluate assessment and moderation activities that ensure consistent and comparable judgements of student learning are made and ensure all members of the team meet College and School Curriculum and Standards Authority requirements.
As the successful applicant you will be an exemplary classroom practitioner who can: model innovative; promote future-focused thinking; lead the implementation of excellence in teaching and learning and; build capacity and capabilities of staff using a variety of teacher development and coaching methods. The successful applicant will undertake reflective performance development conversations, using key standards and be able to reflect and provide feedback to staff regarding effectiveness of teaching practice.
As a leader and exceptional classroom practitioner you will have the ability to lead improvement and change initiatives and continually reflect on teaching and learning. It is desirable for applicants to have the ability to use data analysis to inform your planning and assessment, and utilise data to drive change and improve students’ academic performance. You will lead learning opportunities for staff to ensure consistently high levels of curriculum delivery is occurring that promotes rigour and cognitive challenge for students.
Your leadership will be supported by the capacity to build positive relationships with staff, the successful applicant must have highly efficient communication skills. You will be able to collaborate very effectively with others to sustain a professional team culture whereby staff feel supported to share effective teaching and learning practices. These priorities will be supported and developed by a Head of Department who is able to exhibit: instructional leadership; an ability to build and sustain quality teaching; and an ability to develop a culture of orderliness and high expectations.
WACOA – Narrogin provides Year 10-12 students from across Western Australia with a unique educational experience focused on innovation and excellence. The College is located adjacent to the Wheatbelt town of Narrogin approximately 2 hours south east of Perth. Students are offered the opportunity to achieve the best possible educational outcomes within the context of a commercially operating farm, state of the art trade training workshops and a 136 bed residential facility.
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 WA College Of Agriculture - Narrogin can be found by visiting narroginag.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Melissa Walker, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9881 9700 or emailing Melissa.Walker@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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to six (6) 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 Monday, 2 November 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.