Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH712514
Are you a positive and talented Science teacher who has the right formula to enhance your student’s educational outcomes and find solutions to scientific problems?
Australind Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to establish a pool of passionate and innovative Science Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.
Working at Australind SHS provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education.
About the Role
To be suitable for these roles you will be an enthusiastic and innovative Science Teacher who is responsive to change and is willing to support an inclusive education catering for a variety of learning styles across Years 7 to 12 Science Courses.
We have a strong commitment to improving learning and teaching; therefore, it is important that applicants show their capacity to engage purposefully in this area. The suitable applicants will ideally have a strong commitment to the development of their own pedagogy via avenues such as targeted professional learning, collaboration with colleagues, membership of a professional learning team, use of student feedback surveys and formative assessment.
The suitable applicants will self-reflect and assess the effectiveness of their teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their highest potential. You will ideally be able to show differentiated teaching practices within the classroom and skills and strategies that support the development of the Science curriculum across both upper school and lower school classes of varied abilities. This will include the capacity to deliver highly engaging programs that are relevant to our Years 7 to 12 student needs. With effective interpersonal skills, you will work closely with students, teachers and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.
Our Science department is well resourced, collaborative and we are looking for innovative and passionate teachers to join our team.
Graduate teachers are encouraged to apply.
Australind SHS is the largest Independent Public School in the South West region of Western Australia. It is located 1.5 hrs from Perth and is also close to the tourist destinations of Busselton and Margaret River, offering a balanced lifestyle.
The school has a student population of 1400 students which creates many opportunities for students. We are committed to continuous improvement in teaching and learning through reflective practice with a focus on Quality Teaching and Learning, as detailed in our business plan. Our recent excellent Public School Review demonstrates the success of our teachers and students. In Years 11 and 12, our science program offers a large selection of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) subjects – Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Psychology and Engineering Studies as well as General Human Biology, Psychology and Engineering Studies.
We also run a very successful Maths and Philosophy (MAPS) academic program. This program is Education Department approved and engages our academically gifted students from Years 7 to 10. The MAPS program supports and sets up students for success in Years 11 and 12. Our ATAR results are regularly above like schools and has seen us ranked in the top 50 schools on numerous occasions.
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 Australind Senior High School can be found by visiting www.australind.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 Greg Lancaster, Head of Department – Science, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Australind, by telephoning (08) 9797 4400 or emailing Gregory.Lancaster@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 four (4) 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 four (4) 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.
- hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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, 11 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.