Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH749622
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated, highly competent engaging and enthusiastic Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers with excellent interpersonal skills to join our outstanding regional high school for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2023.
There are two positions currently available commencing asap:
- 1x - Nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position with possible extension and/or permanency
- 1x - Permanent full-time position
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210 per year
- Locality allowance of $3 976 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
- GROH furniture
- Subsidised housing
- Free relocation
About the role
Suitable applicants will engage in reflective practice, have a strong evidence-based teaching philosophy and be committed to whole-school pedagogical approaches. They will have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the school community by ensuring each student is on a pathway to success through consistent partnerships with students and their families. They will be confident in teaching across Years 7 to 10 and have a sound understanding of the West Australian (WA) Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Senior School HPE courses. Knowledge and the ability to use learning strategies that successfully engage students will be highly regarded.
In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered. In this circumstance, a fixed term appointment as an untrained teacher for the 2022 school year will be offered.
The Ideal Teacher
As a suitable applicant you will possess the ability to create an effective, engaging and inclusive learning environment based on high expectations. You will ideally 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.
Suitable applicants are able to apply differentiated instruction and explicit teaching incorporating current and emerging technologies to best meet the needs of our students. They display a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and have the ability to establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment using a ‘restorative’ approach that focuses on building resilience and self-confidence.
Hedland SHS, located in the Pilbara, is an Independent Public School catering for students from Years 7 to 12. Our school prides itself on the staff's commitment to a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect and responsibility. These values underpin our philosophy at Hedland SHS. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour and performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students and staff to achieve success.
The school has worked hard to build a positive reputation for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the exceptional support for staff development and professional growth and for its high standards of achievement.
The location and community
Located on the North West Coast, Port Hedland is the gateway and central hub connecting the Pilbara and the Kimberley. Port Hedland is a thriving centre for the Pilbara area, with a wide range of recreational, social and sporting activities available for the whole community. The Town of Port Hedland has worked hard to ensure there is something for everyone from singles to families – there are first-class sporting facilities, a theatre, art galleries, historical sites and a diverse range of vibrant restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Port Hedland is also ideally located within reach of some of Western Australia’s iconic tourist attractions, including rugged inland ranges and idyllic coasts. The region offers excellent camping facilities and fishing, crabbing, swimming and whale watching are just a part of the adventures to be had. Port Hedland is the lifestyle change you’ve been dreaming of.
For more information about Port Hedland, visit Destination – Port Hedland.
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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.
We will consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting www.hedlandshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Stephanie McDonald, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9158 1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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) 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 four (4) 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.
- 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 Monday, 30 May 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.