Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH655992
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension
Como Secondary College (SC) is seeking a highly motivated and effective Teacher of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
The successful applicant should have a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning and exhibit highly effective teaching practices and a willingness to seek constant improvement in their own practice. An excellent knowledge of the West Australian Curriculum and a capacity to deliver content in an engaging manner are also desirable qualities. We are looking for teachers who exhibit rigorous subject knowledge and expertise in delivering HASS courses. Flexibility and the capabilities and willingness to teach in another Learning Area would also be highly desirable.
As our HASS teacher, you should possess the capacity to provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve to their highest potential. Teachers who have the ability to engage students using a range of skills, knowledge of effective classroom management strategies and restorative practices are strongly encouraged to apply.
About the school
Como SC is an independent public school with students in Years 7 to 12 located between Manning Road and Canning Highway in the City of South Perth. The school has six very successful Department of Education endorsed specialist programs: Golf, Hockey, Music and Enriched Mathematics, Information Technology and Science (EMITS). Students from around Western Australia and overseas are enrolled in these programs. The EMITS program offers students with a passion for mathematics, science and information technology a challenging program to build a solid knowledge and skill base for further university studies.
Como SC has a school wide approach to teaching that is based on explicit instruction and the application of the principles of effective instruction and feedback. Explicit teaching at Como is defined as those actions which a teacher takes to clearly and in detail impart knowledge or instruct someone how to do something leaving no room for confusion or doubt. It is a very active process that can be thought of as the engineering of effective learning environments.
Our Principal, Digby Mercer shares more information about this position here.
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 Como Secondary College can be found by visiting www.como.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information
Please contact Sam Rizzo, Head of Learning Area – Humanities and Social Sciences, by telephoning (08) 9365 2000 or emailing Sam.Rizzo@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 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;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- 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.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 26 November 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.