Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH714719
Albany Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School seeking to establish a pool of English 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 for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 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
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
About the role
Albany SHS is seeking highly reflective English teachers who will promote an environment of active and positive learning where success is celebrated. Albany SHS provides educational opportunities using a range of pedagogies which enable students to achieve to their very best. Suitable applicants will ideally possess a capacity to deliver a curriculum which is not only engaging, but is relevant and meaningful to students. Possessing the skills to differentiate the curriculum to cater for a broad range of abilities, including special needs, is highly desirable. You should have an outstanding knowledge of the English curriculum and be flexible and adaptive in your approach to teaching.
At Albany SHS you will work as part of a dedicated team and have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the community. Suitable applicants will ideally be flexible, creative, and forward thinking, and exhibit their passion for English. Suitable applicants will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s vision, values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You will ideally be highly motivated, innovative and passionate.
Key to this role is to have the ability to build productive working relationships with students, colleagues and the community. Ideally you will be curious about learning and about learners and be reflective of themselves and their practice. Suitable applicants will plan strategically for positive outcomes with high professional knowledge in instructional practice, will aim to sustain a culture that promotes educational best practice. Ideally you will possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
Albany SHS has a long and proud tradition of high academic achievement, sporting excellence and a comprehensive cultural life in the school. The school forms an integral part of the fabric of Albany, and together we celebrate our students’ many achievements. The community highly values the school’s contribution to the many young people in its care. Our students are happy, friendly, and hardworking and are prepared to be involved in a range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits. In 2022 Albany SHS will become one of a group of Public Schools who deliver a Gifted and Talented program adding to the breadth of programs catering for student’s individual learning needs.
The location and community
Albany, the thriving cultural and administrative hub of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is less than an hour away by air from WA’s capital city Perth, and a mere 4.5 hours by road.
Albany sits on the south coast of WA, widely regarded as one of the most incredibly beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world – in equal turns stunningly gorgeous and fearsomely rugged.
The region boasts beaches which are routinely named among the best in Australia, such as our iconic Middleton Beach, just minutes from Albany’s CBD.
There truly is something for everyone in Albany, from gourmet wine-lovers, to intrepid 4WD explorers, to backpackers – and everyone in between. World-class wine, food, fishing, surfing, swimming, diving, hiking, mountain biking, four-wheel-driving, camping and myriad other activities are all on offer within minutes of town.
For more information about Albany visit theamazingsouthcoast.com/albany
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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 Albany Senior High School can be found by visiting www.albanyshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Melissa Walker, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Albany, by telephoning (08) 9881 9700 or emailing Melissa.Walker@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 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 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
- 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.