Advertised Vacancy Number: PR680096
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension
Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking a highly motivated leader to fill the role of Principal. Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre is a diverse multicultural secondary school that caters for students with disabilities from Years 7 to 12.
Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre educational programs focus on preparing students for transition to future employment, development of independent life skills, and the social and emotional development of young adults. The diverse range of programs on offer are developed and tailored to meet individual student needs.
Key programs to prepare for students for their future include a Vocational Education and Training program Black Friday Enterprises, dedicated to engaging Year 10-12 students in innovative ventures in preparation for transition and Workplace Learning for Year 10 students. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is another program that is run school wide. STEM is designed to replicate the process that STEM professionals undertake when completing projects, encouraging and developing student resilience and problem solving-skills critical for post-school life.
The school fosters partnerships with parents, students, the precinct schools, post-school option providers, therapists, and the community to enhance learning opportunities for all students.
The school is co-located with Dianella Secondary College and Dianella College Primary School. The Dianella Education Precinct is a partnership between Dianella Education Support Centre, Dianella Secondary College and Dianella Primary College. As a precinct the schools aim to foster the concept of a comprehensive K-12 model. Through this partnership, they are able to share learning programs, teacher expertise and peer support. The Dianella Education Precinct has one school board for all three schools.
The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community.
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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:
- Effective leadership in teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.
For additional information about Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre please visit DianellaSCESC.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Diane Trezise, Coordinator Regional Operation, by phoning (08) 9285 3600 or emailing email@example.com.
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
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 five (5) page statement addressing the selection criteria, 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 (it is recommended but not essential that one is 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 8317.
Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.
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, 3 May 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED