Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH717308
We are seeking to establish a pool 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 for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Remote Teaching Service Allowance of $18 120.00 a year
- Locality allowance of $4 381.00 a year
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Free housing
- Free relocation
About the Role
Wangkatjungka Remote Community School (RCS) are seeking talented, dedicated Kindergarten to Year 6 Teachers to join our team. We seek educators who are enthusiastic in their commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning programs in a supportive and inclusive environment, whilst helping to drive school improvement.
The suitable applicant’s will ideally have the ability to build strong working relationships with both staff and students, display outstanding pedagogical and assessment practice and have highly developed collaborative skills.
The suitable applicant will ideally have excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of creating high quality learning experiences in the classroom. You should show care and consideration for students, display effective behaviour management practices and show a willingness to seek constant improvement in your own practice. Knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and the ability to differentiate for the individual needs of students, resulting in the provision of engaging learning experiences is highly desirable.
Wangkatjungka RCS was opened in 1962 as Christmas Creek School. Parts of the original school still remain and are highly valued by the school and the community. In 1990, the name of the school changed to Wangkatjungka Remote Community School. Our communities play an active part in school life at Wangkatjungka RCS, ensuring the students are provided with the best, most culturally sensitive learning environment.
The Location and Community
Wangkatjungka RCS is located in a remote Aboriginal community in the Kimberley region, approximately 110km from the nearest town centre, Fitzroy Crossing, including travel 20km of unsealed road. Three stations; Beefwood Park Station, Bulka Station and Christmas Creek Station surround the Wangkatjungka Community.
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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 Wangkatjungka Remote Community School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact David Bonser, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Christmas Creek, by telephoning (08) 9191 4754 or emailing David.Bonser@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 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 statement 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;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration.
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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.