Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH718010
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Como Secondary College is seeking a teacher with a strong interest in the social and emotional well-being of students to become a full-time member of our Student Services team.
The position would be ideal for aspirant teachers who want to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of Student Services with a view to gaining future leadership positions in a secondary school or within the Department of Education more broadly.
The successful applicant will work within a team consisting of a Level 3 Program Coordinator Manager of Student Services, chaplain, youth worker, nurse, school officers, psychologist and Year 12 Coordinator. This team will grow and evolve into the future as the school develops a holistic, proactive program that develops a positive school culture and enables students to develop skills and knowledge that enable them to cope with life’s pressures. A key focus in 2022 will be collaborating in the re-conceptualisation and redevelopment of the roles and processes within Student Services. The aim will be to develop an integrated system that proactively addresses issues and where every staff member has a role and responsibility to maximize well-being and positive behaviour in the school.
The successful applicant will ideally be an enthusiastic and highly focussed individual with effective leadership, communication and behaviour management skills. They will have the ability to form effective working relationships with even the most difficult students and parents through highly developed interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will be the public face of the school and the first point of contact for many parents. The position requires excellent organisational and planning skills to implement programs that support student achievement, behaviour management, attendance and health and well-being. Proactive programs that enable students to self-regulate their behaviour and make good choices will be a particular focus.
The successful applicant will work with the Student Services Manager and school officer support staff to monitor students’ attendance and behaviour from Years 7 to 11 and intervene when necessary. They will assist in maintaining the day to day operations of Student Services as well as for major school events. The successful applicant should be resilient, approachable, empathetic, reflective and seek advice and support in stressful situations.
About the school
Como SC is located between Manning Road and Canning Highway in the City of South Perth. Catering for Years 7-12, students can follow ATAR, General or VET pathways, preparing for university entry, TAFE or the workplace. The strong academic program is complemented by a specialist learning program supporting students in Years 7-9 who are at risk in literacy and numeracy, and, a flexible learning program students in Years 11 & 12 allowing them to make an effective transition from school to work or other training.
Como builds promising futures for our students through providing an excellent education and a rich range of curricula and extra-curricular opportunities. Central to the students’ experience at Como is a school culture that promotes learning. The school is driven by the deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning and that it is the responsibility of every teacher to ensure that all students progress. At Como every student matters. As a school and as teachers we don’t give up on students – we constantly explore new ways to engage students who are not making progress. The personal and familial attributes and circumstances relating to a student are not viewed as excuses for a student’s lack of academic and/or social progress. Instead they are viewed as challenges to be overcome.
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 Como Secondary College can be found by visiting www.como.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Grace Bradley, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9365 2000 or emailing email@example.com
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;
- 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 Wednesday, 1 December 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.