Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH688215
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you seeking a challenging, exciting and professionally satisfying career?
Mount Lawley Senior High School (SHS) is seeking inspirational and dedicated Psychology Teacher.
The successful applicant will ideally have a focus on student achievement and high expectations. You will ideally have a thorough knowledge of the Year 11 and 12 Psychology courses and ability to enthuse students in their learning. You will promote active learning and provide learning activities which facilitate students at all levels achieving their potential and will embrace and commit to the school’s Ethos and Vision. Additionally, teachers at the school are encouraged to embrace the school’s Pedagogical Framework (attached) and the associated program of improving teaching, including peer observation.
Staff will ideally reflect in their work a personal commitment to the values of the school: excellence, respect, perseverance and learning. It is highly encouraged that staff engage in reflective practice, informed by a close examination of student performance data and respond with relevant improvement plans. Teachers should work collaboratively with peers and within their various teams as part of a professional learning community.
There is an expectation that all staff employed by the school have a focus on pastoral care and a commitment to forming positive working relationships with students. Staff will engage with parents to assist student learning and ensure there are no surprises about student progress.
Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley SHS is located within a residential suburb 5 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three sub-schools; Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12. It hosts one of two Gifted and Talented Languages programs in the state, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program, a Jazz Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program. A premier school in Western Australia, Mount Lawley SHS offers a breadth of curriculum choices and has a rich history of student success and achievement.
A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the broader community. All staff at Mount Lawley SHS are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, State Training Providers and employment.
With the school vision of Inspire to Aspire and a motto of Truth and Courtesy, there is an expectation that staff and students commit to the attainment of personal best and excellence in all aspects of school life.
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 Mount Lawley Senior High School can be found by visiting www.lawley.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:
Please contact Julie Simon, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 9265 1500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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 Thursday, 24 June 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.