Please be advised that as of 4:30pm Wednesday, 15 June 2022, the closing date has been amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH749887
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency.
Laverton School is seeking a Teacher - K – 12 to join their high-quality regional school.
About the role
As a K – 12 Teacher, the successful applicant will ideally possess the capacity to provide a learning environment that is caring, engaging and differentiated to cater for a range of learning needs. You will ideally have the ability to deliver the Western Australian Curriculum and have an excellent understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. We seek teachers who have strong classroom management and skills to engage students successfully. The ability to build positive relationships with students and their families will greatly enhance your effectiveness in this role.
The successful applicant will deliver DOTT provision throughout the school (K-12). The teaching areas of this role will be negotiated depending on the suitable applicant’s experience and passions, however a background in Visual Art, Music, Science or Digital Technologies would be considered an advantage in this role. In addition, you will provide in-class support where the timetable allows.
The successful applicant should be motivated and committed to creating an engaging, inclusive and challenging learning environment; based on high accountability and sound expectations to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential. You will ideally be flexible, have a strong work ethic, value collaboration with colleagues and develop positive, productive partnerships with students, colleagues and the community.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $15,370 per year
- Locality allowance of $2,010 per year
- Free housing (in Laverton)
- Free relocation
- 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
- You may be eligible for Commonwealth HELP debt assistance
Laverton School is located in the centre of Laverton Town (population of approximately 350 people), nestled in the far Northern Goldfields of Western Australia. Wongi people, collectively known as Wongutha or Wankatja people, have occupied the Laverton area for thousands of years.
The school has strong connections with organisations such as the Stephen Michael Foundation, Shooting Stars, Shire of Laverton Youth Development Program, WAPOL and the local mining industry.
Laverton school is a very attractive Remote school with many services within the town, including youth club, sports facilities, gym, hospital, caravan park, police station, well supplied shop and fuel station (including 24-hour fuel supplies), volunteer organisations (eg. St John Ambulance), sports club, café and takeaway. Skippers Aviation service Laverton with three flights per week to and from Perth and with Kalgoorlie-Boulder just a drive away and with Laverton being part of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, there are ample opportunities for trips on weekends and/or holidays.
For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 9264 5154.
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 Laverton School can be found by Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Wendy Norris, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Laverton, by telephoning (08) 9031 1020 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 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 three (3) 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.
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
- 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, 22 June 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.