Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH712683
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you a passionate and dedicated English Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Dongara District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic English Teacher to join their exceptional school.
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
As an English Teacher at Dongara DHS, you will work as part of a dedicated secondary team and have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our school and wider community.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally have experience teaching students from Year 8 to Year 11, or have the capacity to teach competently in this area. Applicants who have the ability to reflect on information about student performance and plan for improvement using evidence-based strategies are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, a high level of effective classroom management is expected and an understanding or experience in the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework will be highly regarded.
Dongara DHS is a proud Independent Public School in the Mid-West Education Region.
Dongara DHS seeks to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their academic, social, creative and physical potential which will enable them to be informed and positive contributors to society. Our academic programs are delivered to a very high standard.
We are a PBS school and our values are Respect, Responsibility and Achieve. We are proud of our school motto, ‘Achieve with Honour’ and work hard at ensuring we all display these qualities as we go about our daily work at school. The staff emphasise and maintain a high standard of values and encourage students to be active citizens within the school and community.
The Location and Community
Dongara is home to beautiful white, sandy beaches, making it a top spot for fishing and water sports. Dongara is also renowned for its popular walking trails and history. There truly is something for everyone.
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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 Dongara District High School can be found by visiting www.dongaradhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Janine Calver, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dongara, by telephoning (08) 9927 0100 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 Tuesday, 18 January 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.