Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA707258
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin (WACOA - Cunderdin) is seeking to appoint a highly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic leader for the position of Head of Department – Curriculum.
The WACOA - Cunderdin provides Year 11 and 12 students with a unique educational experience focused on innovation and excellence and was awarded the 2020 WA School of the Year for WACE Attainment. The College is located adjacent to the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin, 160km east of Perth. To learn more about our unique location visit the Shire of Cunderdin.
Students are offered the opportunity to achieve the best possible educational outcomes within the context of a commercially operating farm, state of the art trade training workshops and a 140 bed residential facility.
Our students have access to flexible pathways setting them up for successful careers in agricultural and related industries. Individual learning abilities are well catered for with carefully selected course offerings across the trade training and curriculum areas. Graduates from the College are equipped with the skills to become successful, well rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to their community.
About the role:
As the ideal applicant, you will be a highly-skilled practitioner and have the capacity to develop staff, with a focus on high quality teaching, performance and accountability. You will provide purposeful and focused leadership and effectively lead the daily management of the Class area. With the ability to lead change and innovation, you will use evidence-based data to inform all decision making.
It is an exciting time to lead the ‘Class’ area of our College. As Head of Class you will be leading a committed and dynamic team of highly capable practitioners across multiple learning areas to develop a context-specific teaching framework which will embed Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) critical thinking processes and practices and incorporate evidence-based teaching practices such as Explicit Direct Instruction pedagogies. The ideal applicant will be knowledgeable and have expertise in these areas to lead the development and implementation of this framework initially within the Class area, with a view to rolling out adaptations across all Instructional areas of the College.
The successful applicant should understand the learning needs of all students, inclusive of students requiring remedial intervention in either literacy or numeracy and have experience in establishing programs, processes and strategies to assist students with disability or specific learning disorders to achieve their potential. In addition, you will have the capacity to develop and implement strategies to support and extend capable students and continue to grow the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) pathway which is a College priority.
You will ideally be a team player and collaborate with all areas of the College to support holistic student success. You will achieve this through having exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on collegiality and establishing effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and the broader community.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 5 percent employer contributions to superannuation;
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays);
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave; and
- Subsidised relocation and accommodation costs (as applicable).
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 following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin can be found by visiting our Facebook page, Instagram page, our website or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Matt Dowell, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cunderdin, by telephoning (08) 9635 2100 or emailing email@example.com.
During the school holiday period, please contact Matt Dowell on 0408 290 310.
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 maximum of five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch.
- 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;
- 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 Friday, 29 October 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED