Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH730914
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Are you a passionate and dedicated Secondary Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Leonora District High School (DHS) is seeking a Secondary Generalist Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $13 730 per year
- Locality allowance of $2 010 per year
- 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
The successful applicant will be required to teach subject areas such as English, Maths, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Science to students from Year 7 to Year 10 or have the capacity to teach competently in this area.
You will ideally have a high level of effective classroom management. An understanding and/or willingness to apply the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant should be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally possess the ability to create an effective, engaging, and inclusive learning environment based on high expectations. You should have an understanding of appropriate assessments and the ability to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programs, set targets and plan for differentiated learning opportunities for all students in your class.
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused, and passionate about creating exciting learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
Leonora DHS is a wonderfully unique school that caters for approximately 100 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with an Aboriginal population of approximately 78%.
All our students and our staff embrace a culturally response environment where our students are taught the Wongkatha language and participate in the Two-Way Science program. Our school is a lead School in Two-Way Science where students and staff learn together the western scientific approach along with the approaches that Aboriginal people have been using for centuries.
The school has a supportive, inclusive and positive culture, with innovative programs such as Two-Way Science, Kitchen-Garden and a brand new Food Greenhouse on site. Our goal for our students is to complete 13 years of education here in Leonora, achieve their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and go on to transition to further education, training or local employment.
The school prides itself on forming effective, positive relationships with students, families, staff and the wider community. Through the PBS process, we have defined the expected behaviours; Consider, Achieve, Respect, Engage. We believe interesting and relevant learning experiences are vital to student engagement.
Our new school business plan is now going into effect in the first of a three-year cycle. The motto for Leonora DHS is 'We Care, We Succeed.' The focus is on 'We Succeed' and academic outcomes for all students at Leonora DHS, supporting the strategic directions of the Western Australian Department of Education improvement driver to 'provide every student with a pathway to a successful future.'
The Location and Community
Leonora is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located approximately 833 kilometres northeast of Perth, and 237 kilometres north of the city of Kalgoorlie.
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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 Leonora District High School can be found by visiting www.leonoradhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Merwan Kassem, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Leonora, by telephoning 0408 092 308 or emailing email@example.com.
During the school holiday period, please contact Merwan Kassem, Principal, on 0408 092 308.
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;
- 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 (www.wa.gov.au).
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Thursday, 20 January 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.