Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS680388
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension (12) months and/or permanency
East Kimberley College (EKC) is seeking a dedicated and motivated Teacher – English to join their friendly team. The ability to teach up to and including ATAR English is highly desirable with the ability to teach ATAR Psychology being desirable.
EKC has an explicit instruction approach, by using a school wide pedagogy with the focus of moving children’s knowledge from short term to long term memory. Every learning environment is designed for student engagement to drive high levels of academic improvement and performance for each student. Suitable applicants will, desirably, have the aptitude for an explicit instruction philosophy and embrace the highly developed pedagogical practise of the school.
Knowledge of Positive Behaviour in Schools and/or an ability to demonstrate this approach in a classroom environment would be an asset. Applicants should be willing to engage in whole school development and collegiate practices. Having an understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework will be advantageous.
EKC has approximately 1000 students enrolled. The College offers all that one would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet has the unique friendly atmosphere typical of a rural community. Our College strives to ensure all students, regardless of ability or style of learning are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential in a positive, supportive and engaging learning environment. We foster individual student interests, encourage active participation in the learning process, and assist students to develop their ability to apply knowledge and skills to real life experiences and challenges.
At EKC our belief is that “every student matters every day” and we foster our values through a recognised and respected ethos, “Seek, Strive, Believe, Achieve”.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated, student and relationship focused and able to provide engaging, relevant and meaningful learning experiences. This will involve you reflecting and assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and cultivating a safe learning environment. We are seeking a professional who will utilise evidence based teaching practices whilst employing a range of assessment and reporting methods.
The successful applicant should have real care and consideration for students and highly effective teaching practices and a willingness to seek constant improvement in their own practice. With effective interpersonal skills, the successful applicant will work closely with students, teachers and the community to instil rigour, resilience and pride, allowing students to achieve to their full potential.
We are seeking applicants who ideally have the knowledge and skills to utilise data such as National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) to target individual students and address student needs.
The successful applicant will be able to work productively as part of a large and dynamic English team and have the capacity to engage with all students, irrespective of their academic standing, be highly collaborative in working with colleagues and highly committed to your own ongoing professional growth and development.
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 East Kimberley College can be found by visiting www.eastkimberleycollege.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 Jenny MacNeill, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kununurra, by telephoning (08) 9168 4400or emailing Jenny.Macneill@education.wa.edu.au.
During the school holiday period please contact Jenny MacNeill, Deputy Principal on 0408 932 378.
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 fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). 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 Friday, 23 April 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.