Please be aware that as of 9:00am on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, the closing date has been extended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA747901
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Are you a passionate, dedicated, and professional instructional leader who is making a difference to the learning outcomes of students? Do you inspire, innovate, and work collaboratively with others to effect whole school improvements to teaching and learning?
Joseph Banks Secondary College (SC) is seeking a passionate and committed Program Coordinator to lead our Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) approach and strategy.
As Program Coordinator you will provide high quality leadership to staff across the College, and work collaboratively with leaders in STEAM to provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality STEAM learning experiences for all students. The successful applicant will work closely with the Principal and members of the College Leadership Team to provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and facilitating workforce effectiveness. Your ability to work collaboratively with other leaders to achieve collective goals, is central to the continuing development and leadership of our STEAM Strategy.
In September 2020, Premier Mark McGowan announced the College would have a Stage Three build, with a dedicated STEM facility and Space Science Education Centre that will open at the College in 2023 and will focus on the further engagement of students in learning and concepts linked to the Space Sciences and related industries.
The Space Science Education Centre includes a purpose-built facility that will provide students with access to technology that will provide a Mission Control experience and access to specialist technology and science facilities to undertake a diverse range of STEM learning.
In establishing the Space Science Education Centre, the College is refining and expanding, our innovative and authentic curriculum, through our partnerships and collaboration with industry, associations, tertiary institutions, and the wider education sector. Learning programs include a clear focus on ensuring pathways engage and attract students to the industry and provide successful transition into tertiary related fields and/or workforce and industry related fields.
As Program Coordinator – STEAM, outstanding knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and Senior Secondary courses, including Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses will be highly regarded, as the College works to ensure we exceed the STEAM targets for Senior Secondary students outlined by the Department. The successful applicant will ideally apply their professional knowledge and understanding to promote effective and rigorous teaching, learning and assessment. This knowledge, combined with pedagogical skills, will enable the development of programs differentiated to cater for a diverse range of students and support the college’s philosophy of ensuring all students achieve success. You will be responsible for the leadership of STEAM planning, actioning, and reviewing of the programs as well as developing strategies and learning programs to ensure improvements in learning outcomes for students are monitored. A thorough understanding of curriculum and pathways is essential.
As the successful applicant you should be an exemplary classroom practitioner who can; model innovative, future-focused thinking; lead the implementation of excellence in teaching and learning, and display an ability to build capacity and capabilities of staff using a variety of teacher development and coaching methods. As a leader and exceptional classroom practitioner you should have the ability to lead improvement and change initiatives and continually reflect on teaching and learning in STEAM. It is desirable for applicants to have the ability to use data analysis to inform your planning and assessment and utilise data to drive change and improve students’ academic performance. You will lead learning opportunities for staff to ensure consistently high levels of curriculum delivery is occurring.
Your leadership will be supported by the capacity to build positive relationships with staff, students, the wider college community, and industry and tertiary partners. The successful applicant should have highly efficient communication skills. You should be able to collaborate very effectively with others to sustain a professional team culture whereby staff feel supported to share effective STEAM teaching and learning practices.
Joseph Banks SC, an Independent Public School, is located in the suburb of Banksia Grove, approximately 27 km from the Perth CBD. We currently accept students from Years 7-12. The vision for Joseph Bank SC is to create a vibrant culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for students, staff, and the community. The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success. Our goal is to develop the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student attainment through professional conversation and shared practice.
Our goal is for all students to be literate, numerate, and curious, through the provision of a broad based 21st Century curriculum. It is expected that all students will receive individual attention, and support will be provided for all students no matter their background. Parents expect an assurance that “no child will fall through the cracks.” Teachers are passionate about student learning and will create a culture of curiosity to support students to be inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
We provide our students with multiple opportunities to excel throughout their secondary education, with access to quality programs, both within the curriculum and extra-curricular. Such programs range from support initiatives through to extension and challenge for students who are academically talented. On completion of secondary school at Joseph Banks Secondary College students will have a clear well-defined pathway to employment, further training and/or 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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Joseph Banks Secondary College can be found by visiting jbsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Liz Smith, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9303 7400 or emailing Liz.Smith@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 three (3) statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
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 Friday, 3 June 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.