Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH748225
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2022
Roleystone Community College (CC) is seeking a dynamic Teacher of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
Roleystone CC is becoming recognised as one of Western Australia’s outstanding public schools based on the excellence of its teaching and ability to meet the needs of every student. Roleystone builds promising futures for our students through providing excellent breadth and depth of education and a rich range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Roleystone CC values and fosters community partnerships and sees itself as a community asset.
Central to the students’ experience at Roleystone, is a college culture that promotes learning. The school is driven by the deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning and that it is the responsibility of every teacher and leader to ensure that all students progress. Roleystone CC embraces the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world to change lives for the better.
Every student at Roleystone CC matters. As a school and as teachers we don’t give up on students, we constantly explore new ways to engage students who are not making progress, or who are making progress at a rate beyond that of their peers. The personal and familial attributes and circumstances relating to a student are not viewed as reasons or excuses for a student’s lack of academic and/or social progress. Instead, they are viewed as challenges that need to be overcome.
Students will receive every assistance to overcome obstacles to learning, or to provide opportunities to achieve beyond the levels expected of them. We promote school and classroom environments that are safe, respectful, tolerant and inclusive and promote academic rigour. There will be a strong collegial culture of mutual trust, respect and support among teachers and school leaders, and positive, caring relationships between staff, parents, students and the wider community.
Arising out of this vision are four principles that underlie decision making and the way staff work within the College and need to form the core of every teacher’s belief and practice. These four principles guide the way we work at Roleystone and it is expected that each teacher will understand and work within these guiding principles. The four principles are:
- Presume positive intent.
- No deficit model.
- Role modelling of positive behaviours.
- Every student will progress and this progress is the responsibility of the teacher, leaders and parents in the school.
The successful applicant will ideally posses an understanding and belief in these guiding principles. Roleystone CC is seeking applicants that wish to work at Roleystone and as such, generic applications written for any school will not be highly considered.
The successful applicant should exhibit the ability to influence the progress of students within our Humanities extension program and depending on the experience of the successful applicant, leadership opportunities are available. Roleystone CC is a Kindergarten to Year 10 school of 800 students and there is an expectation that teachers in the Secondary area of the school may teach in more than one learning area (English and HASS as an example).
Roleystone CC is looking for teachers that can work collegiately and collaboratively but, can also show a level of independence and initiative in the way they work.
A clear understanding of the current version of the Western Australian Curriculum, along with outstanding teaching and learning skills, knowledge and understandings are desirable.
The successful applicant should exhibit a clear understanding of formative assessment and how this informs their teaching. It is ideal that the successful applicant will possess a strong approach to self-improvement and be willing to engage in our classroom observations process to improve their own teaching.
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 Roleystone Community College can be found by visiting www.roleystonecc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Mark Brookes, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9391 6222 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 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 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;
- Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
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 Wednesday, 18 May 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.