Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH656974
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Northam Senior High School is seeking a Motivated and innovative Teacher – Big Picture Education, passionate about nurturing the next generation of engaged independent learners.
We seek to engage and instruct students through implementing the Big Picture Education design which encourages all students to identify and pursue their interests and passions through Advisory groups. We want to prepare our young people well for post-school life and we start that by engaging students in the community through internships. We aim to be strongly connected with families, through learning plan meetings and exhibitions. We have high expectations of each and every student to do the best they can and be the best they can.
The successful applicant will work with identified students’ each day. As the successful applicant you will be expected to teach, inspire, provoke, bond, organise and manage students’ education. You will negotiate student learning plans, convene meetings with students, parents and mentors, help students develop extended projects and prepare for exhibitions. You will be responsible for student learning across the curriculum including literacy and numeracy. You will continue to develop the philosophy of combining personalised learning and working together – one student at a time in a community of learners to create a classroom environment where students are engaged in meaningful learning, and where academic progress is measured against real world standards and how it transforms their lives. You will need to demonstrate flexibility in managing complex student behaviours and needs.
To be an effective program and to provide positive outcomes to students, the team facilitating the program is integral to achieving this overall success. In collaboration with other Academies staff you will provide educational direction within the development of the Big Picture Education design. You will need to demonstrate strong team work skills and communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to work effectively with staff, students, families and the wider community. The successful applicant must demonstrate high levels of flexibility in their approach to teaching and learning to facilitate a wide range of difference within the program. Most importantly you must share our belief that true learning takes place when each student is an active participant in their education, when learning is personalised, and where we educate ‘one student at a time’.
Experience in a wide range of occupational fields would be highly desirable.
Northam SHS stands on the bank of the Avon River and has a proud and rich history of providing a comprehensive curriculum to students in Years 7-12 from the Northam and surrounding Wheatbelt districts students. At Northam Senior High School, we build positive, honest and connected relationships to ensure that our students can contribute to their current and future communities. Our vision is 'A Community United' and the four values that underpin our vision are Courage, Collaboration, Connection and Communication.
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 Northam Senior High School can be found by visiting https://www.northamshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Richard Kardol, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northam, by telephoning (08) 9621 0000 or emailing Richard.Kardol@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 domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- 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
- 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 Thursday, 3 December 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED