Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH716591
Halls Head College are seeking to establish a pool of innovative and forward-thinking applicants as Advisory Teachers to work in our Big Picture Academy for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise for or during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.
Halls Head College Big Picture Academy consists of six Advisories spanning Year 8-12. Our Academy is a supportive learning community that encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through the approach of ‘one student at a time in a community of learners.’ Our students become responsible and active members of the community through a strong focus on the principles of the Big Picture design for education, encompassing academic excellence, development of social skills, emotional wellbeing, respect and values.
We seek to engage young people in learning through implementing the Big Picture Education design which encourages all students to identify and pursue their interests and passions. We want to prepare our young people uncommonly well for post-school life and we start that by engaging students in the community through internships. We aim to be strongly connected with families. We do this each term through learning plan meetings and exhibitions. We have high expectations of each and every student to do the best they can and be the best they can be,
Suitable applicants should be willing to share their interests, passions and stories with the students. We are looking for teachers who build relationships and who are excited to find out what interests their students have, developing learning plans with each one and backward mapping the curriculum, documenting each and every student’s work and learning. Those who are strongly encouraged to apply are teachers who are committed to helping each and every student believe that they matter; who can see and value each student’s culture, talents and interests; who can help them fit by changing the school and the classroom to suit individual needs and who can help students work around restrictions put on them. That is, those teachers who never give up on a student.
The Advisory is a small community within the school. You will work with these students each day. The Advisory is like an extended family. Students are expected to be respectful, caring and productive members of the Advisory group and the broader College. The Advisory teacher’s role is to teach, inspire, provoke, bond, organise and manage learning. You will negotiate student learning plans, convene meetings with students, parents and mentors, help students develop extended projects and prepare for exhibitions. Advisory teachers take responsibility for student learning across the curriculum including literacy and numeracy. You will discover how a philosophy of combining personalised learning and working together – one student at a time in a community of learners, is the key to creating schools where students are engaged in meaningful learning, and where academic progress is measured against real world standards. This is transformative and makes a positive difference in the lives of these young people for years to come.
Further to this the ability to develop the numeracy and/or literacy skills of lower secondary students and students at educational risk is highly desirable. The ability to critically analyse National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy assessment (OLNA) data and the capacity to incorporate this knowledge into action plans to achieve meaningful student outcomes would also be highly advantageous.
Completion of the Big Picture training is desirable but not a prerequisite. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the school to discuss the unique context of our Academy before submitting their application.
Halls Head College is an Independent Public School, uniquely situated on the 'island' of Halls Head just south of Mandurah. The local intake area of Halls Head College is south, close to the Waroona Shire boundary. The contributory primary schools are Glencoe, Halls Head, Falcon, South Halls Head and Ocean Road. The college provides a secondary education for students who live in the rapidly growing coastal strip, south of Mandurah.
The college is engaged in building more dynamic, engaging and authentic learning opportunities for every student to build currency for life beyond and to reflect our motto 'Learning for Life.' Creating a learning environment for staff is also an important aspect that is being promoted at the college to ensure staff are engaged and immersed in learning. Our staff have a wealth of expertise, experience and a genuine desire to constantly improve their practice to benefit all students.
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 Halls Head College can be found by visiting www.hallsheadcollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online .
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Amanda Gundrill, Program Coordinator Big Picture, by telephoning (08) 9581 0600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 two (2) 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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- 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 Monday, 6 December 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.