Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH749404
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Are you looking for something different? Waroona District High School has a small country school feel with approximately 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 10 and all within an easy drive from the Peel, South Metropolitan and South West area.
Waroona District High School (DHS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive teacher of lower secondary (Year 7 to 10) English. The successful applicant will ideally have proven experience; possessing a repertoire of strategies that apply skills, knowledge and understanding to improve literacy outcomes for all students.
For the successful applicant, the expectation is that you will apply your excellent instructional strategies and strong curriculum knowledge to improve outcomes for our students. This includes knowledge and practice of using diagnostic assessment, systemic assessments such as the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), and development of appropriate personalised learning plans for students. Experience in teaching senior secondary General and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and the ability to prepare students in lower school through backward mapping of curriculum and literacy skills is highly desirable for the lower secondary English teaching component.
To be successful, you should ideally be a student and relationship focused teacher who is highly motivated, innovative and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as exhibiting an engaging and energetic teaching style. You should be able to reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practices using a variety of methods suited to the learning environment and the school. The expectations are about promoting an environment of active and positive learning, and providing educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve success. Experience differentiating curriculum and proven outcomes catering to students with educational need is desireable. Applicants who are qualified and experienced in delivering other learning areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
Waroona DHS has approximately 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 10. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school prioritising whole school collaboration, engaging staff, students and parents in the development and evolution of shared expectations. The successful applicant should display instructional classroom management strategies for effective classroom behaviours, which facilitate learning. This focus on social and emotional development is crucial to the success of the delivery of the curriculum. The expectation is every teacher is delivering explicit teaching strategies and utilising formative assessment and data analysis to provide quality and effective teaching practices that target students’ needs. As a PBS school we value quality teaching and know that we must and can provide highly effective emotional and social support to improve the academic outcomes of all students. Our staff display care for our students as individuals so that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.
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 Waroona District High School can be found by visiting waroonadhs.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 Jacquie Abbiss, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9782 7000 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
- 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 Friday, 17 June 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.