Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH717331
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Northam Primary School (PS) is seeking a dynamic Early Childhood Teacher to join our friendly team.
We are seeking an energetic, motivated and highly skilled Early Childhood Teacher to join our dynamic team. The teacher will be able to reflect on their practice and continually strive to develop as a part of our school team to value add to school improvement. If you are committed to ensuring every moment is a learning opportunity to inspire a love of school and lifelong learning in our students, you are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will ideally possess a profound understanding of contemporary curriculum and pedagogy with an emphasis on explicit teaching techniques, particularly in the teaching of the Letters and Sounds, Heggerty, Talk for Writing and Top Ten Numeracy, programs. A thorough knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Western Australian Curriculum and the National Quality Standards, will be highly valued, as will demonstrated expertise in curriculum differentiation. The successful applicant should also have a sound knowledge and interest in the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and the Positive Behaviour in Schools (PBS) program.
We are seeking an exemplary teacher with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills which underpin professional and positive working relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community.
Northam PS caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and currently has just under 300 students. Students come from the local town and from the outlying farms and rural properties.
The school fosters a safe and inclusive learning environment; we focus on building positive relationships with students, their parents and carers and with the wider community. The staff, comprising of newly graduated teachers through to teachers with many years of experience and our experienced and dedicated non-teaching staff, work together to develop individual potential through excellence in education.
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 Northam Primary School can be found by visiting www.northamps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications.
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Mark Donaldson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northam, by telephoning (08) 9621 5700 or emailing Mark.Donaldson@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 of no more than five (5) pages 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 five (5) 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.