Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH711993
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Can you provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences for young minds?
Mount Tarcoola Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and passionate Primary Teacher to join their friendly school.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally be committed to reflective classroom teaching practices and actively participate in a school-wide, self-reflective culture of professional growth focussed on improving classroom teaching. All educators take a personal and collective responsibility for improving student learning and wellbeing and work together and learn from each other’s practices.
The successful applicant will ideally promote, model and maintain high expectations and adhere to whole school approaches that are evidence based and supported by research. These include; Teachwell Full Participation Tactics and Rosenshines’ 10 Principles of Explicit Instruction, PLD Phonics, Scarborough’s Reading Rope of Comprehension and the Big 6 of Reading, Talk 4 Writing (Years 1 and 2) and 7 Steps to Writing (Years 3 to 6).
The ability to establish and maintain genuine, positive and caring relationships with our students will be highly regarded. Our pastoral care whole school approaches will ensure each student is engaged, belongs and feels connected to our school. Knowledge, understanding and experience in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and the Zones of Regulation is desirable. We work as a team to support our students to successfully develop their dispositions for learning such as curiosity, openness, optimism, resilience, concentration and, critical and creative thinking.
Mount Tarcoola PS caters for Kindergarten to Year 6 students living in the southern suburbs of Geraldton and the Greenough hinterland.
We are a warm and welcoming school where manners, behaviour and dress standards are highly regarded. Our teaching staff are highly experienced, with the large majority having taught for ten years or more.
Mount Tarcoola PS celebrates its multicultural diversity. Our enrolment encompasses many different nationalities and we have an indigenous enrolment of approximately 20%. Children with special needs (predominantly Autism) also form a significant part of our enrolment
Mount Tarcoola PS will be seeking to expand its reputation for excellence through quality teaching and learning programs. This is achieved through a committed staff of professionals who are connected to the philosophy that excellent teaching practices lead to excellent results in student achievement.
Educators at Mount Tarcoola PS adopt high impact teaching strategies and use ongoing formative assessment to provide feedback to all students, measure their progress, and plan differentiated learning programs to address individual student needs with a focus on progress and improvement. The ability to utilise and integrate a variety of information and technology tools and platforms to support and further student learning would be desirable.
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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 Mount Tarcoola Primary School can be found by visiting www.mttarcoola.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Paul Luxton, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9968 1100 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 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;
- 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 Thursday, 9 December 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.