Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP657148
This is a permanent part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021
Winterfold Primary School (PS) has a level of complexity within its student population and a resultant sophistication to its programs. We therefore seek a professional of the highest calibre to support our administration team.
This position involves two discrete but complementary complex roles. We seek a Deputy Principal with the knowledge, skills and collaborative approaches to lead, manage and oversee the twin areas of Literacy and Learning Support across the school. These are two key priorities in our school and both require sophisticated responses and the management of complex issues. To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate extensive and contemporary leadership of whole school literacy programs as well as leading and managing all aspects of learning support in a highly complex environment. A sound understanding of the business planning requirements of these two areas in an IPS setting is crucial to the Deputy Principal role at our school.
Our program is operationalised through strong planning and implemented through a scope and sequence model. Collaborative planning is conducted with classroom teachers on a data informed basis and this is done consistently across the school. We employ a gradual release model of staff capacity building in literacy so we are seeking an exemplary teacher who will be undertaking shoulder to shoulder work in classrooms alongside teachers. Aspirant leaders are encouraged to apply. A solid understanding of the Talk 4 Writing process, the fundamentals of whole school synthetic phonics and spelling programs, whole school comprehension programs, Reading Recovery and guided reading strategies would be ideal in this role. Applicants should hold high level knowledge of assessment procedures and have the capacity to lead assessment and moderation activities across the school.
This position also heavily involves leading all aspects of the LSC role. To be considered for this position it is expected you have some prior experience in determining which allied services to involve in intervention programs, understand interagency collaboration and coordinate case conferences. The successful applicant will be required to provide advice to colleagues in the preparation of Risk Management, Behaviour and Educational plans. You will need to demonstrate your skills and abilities in implementing intervention plans for high needs, complex special needs students up to level five Individual Disability Allocation (IDA) in a mainstream setting and work closely with the School of Special Education Needs consultant teachers. You will be required to prepare and submit the documentation that DSS require in order to gain Individual Disability Allocations, including the completion of DSS checklists to determine student needs and ensure maximum support for students. You will be expected to provide professional advice to staff for all students, particularly those identified as SAER, when there is no potential for DSS funding and where the school needs to manage and support them.
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 Winterfold Primary School can be found by visiting winterfoldps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Brendan Hodge, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 6274 1900 or emailing Brendan.Hodge@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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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
- 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, 23 November 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.