Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH749628
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Ravensthorpe District High School (DHS) is seeking a Secondary Mathematics 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 Remote Teaching Service Allowance of $8 020 a year
- Locality allowance of $1 091 a 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 housing
- Free relocation
About the role
The successful applicant will ideally have a commitment to inclusive education and a strategic approach in planning for improved student outcomes. The capacity to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of students with a range of achievement levels, language backgrounds and learning difficulties will be highly regarded. In keeping with this, the successful applicant will ideally be committed to maximising the engagement and progress of all students.
Ideally you would have high expectations for all students, provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their potential and display a commitment to excellence. The successful applicant will be highly proficient in motivating and engaging students, and promoting a positive, active learning environment.
You should be innovative, knowledgeable and understand instructional curriculum whilst keeping abreast of the latest developments within the Mathematics Learning Area. You should also be reflective in assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and able to cultivate a safe and accountable learning environment.
Ravensthorpe DHS was established in 1901 and has strong partnerships with the local community. We offer students from Kindergarten to Year 10 all that you would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet has that unique, friendly atmosphere typical of a small rural community.
Our vision is to empower students to achieve their full potential through a positive, supportive and engaging environment that is connected to life experiences and challenges. At Ravensthorpe District High School, we value our three core positive behaviour expectations of care, ambition and respect and communicate high expectations of our teaching support and office staff and of all students.
Building community confidence is a significant component of being a recognised and respected educational institution and we sincerely appreciate the tremendous parental support. We encourage parents and wider community members to visit our school and feel welcome. Parents and guardians are the first and most important educator in our students' lives. We value the positive relationships and partnerships we have fostered within our school community and actively plan opportunities to strengthen these connections.
The location and community
Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun enjoy a temperate Mediterranean climate with beautiful sunny winter days and cool summer nights. Ancient mountain ranges, rocky hills, rugged river valleys, vast sand plains, estuaries and large inlets provide the area with a wealth of natural beauty to explore. Located near Fitzgerald River National Park this provides some spectacular recreational opportunities within its varied landscapes including bushwalking, camping, fishing, canoeing, whale watching, swimming, and surfing.
A short 30-minute drive from Ravensthorpe is a fantastic waterfront destination, Hopetoun. Enjoy the relaxed pace of Hopetoun, the pristine beaches, the picturesque scenery, the abundance of water activities and of course the easy access to the Fitzgerald River National Park. The Hopetoun Foreshore is located on the main street of Hopetoun. Find shelters, toilet facilities and grassed areas suitable for picnics & BBQ’s whilst enjoying a swim at the bay. Later watch the sun setting over the ocean and East Mt Barren.
The natural environment of the Fitzgerald Biosphere is considered to be one of the riches places on earth for biodiversity and not surprisingly recognised by UNESCO as the most important flora area in the world with around 2,500 plant species with 135 species endemic to the area and as yet, not all documented. The core of the biosphere with the most significant ecosystem diversity is the Fitzgerald River National Park, which is one of the most botanically significant parks in Australia and where you will find 20% of Western Australia’s flora species here.
For more information about Ravensthorpe visit www.ravensthorpe.wa.gov.au
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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 Ravensthorpe District High School can be found by visiting www.ravensthorpedhs.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 Mat Kennedy, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Ravensthorpe, by telephoning (08) 9852 3000 or emailing Mat.Kennedy@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 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 (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- 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 Tuesday, 24 May 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.