Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH757299
This is a permanent part-time (0.75FTE) position commencing in Term 3, 2022.
Can you inspire a passion for lifelong learning in little ones?
Byford Community Kindergarten is seeking to appoint a highly dedicated and motivated teacher in Early Childhood Education.
A community kindergarten is a kindergarten that operates in a purpose built building that is not located on the school site. They offer an alternative to school-based on-site kindergartens and typically operate in facilities that are leased from local government. They provide kindergarten programs for children who turn four years of age by 30 June in the year they attend.
The management of community kindergartens is shared between the Parent Management Committee and the Kindergarten Teacher who work very closely together. The community based kindergartens teacher and program are under the authority of the Department of Education, and the principal at the local linked school, being Byford Primary School, is the line manager. Kindergarten children from the Community Kindy have exactly the same access to the local school as the school based Kindy have. There may also be an option of increasing the FTE of this position if the successful applicant is willing to work on the Byford Primary School site as well.
The successful applicant will ideally be highly motivated and energetic, and possess the qualities to promote excellence, build effective teams and implement an innovative curriculum. You should have Early Childhood qualifications to match the position. You will ideally possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and display the ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
The Byford Community Kindergarten is located in Park Road, Byford on a picturesque site surrounded by the natural environment. The education program is delivered with a focus on play and early literacy and numeracy development. A teacher-in-charge of a Community Kindergarten accepts and manages additional areas of responsibility including enrolments and providing advice and support to the parent management committee on areas such as budgetary requirements, building management and works, activities and events. In recognition of the additional administrative duties that teachers-in-charge in community kindergartens undertake, they are eligible for a Special Responsibility Allowance Band 2. For full details on the responsibilities and functions of a teacher-in-charge at a Community Kindergarten please see the Community Kindergarten Guidelines attached.
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 Byford Community Kindergarten can be found by visiting byfordkindy.wordpress.com or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Jody Harrington, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9526 6300 or emailing Jody.Harrington@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Jody Harrington on 0400 000 147
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 - four (3 - 4) 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 - four (3 - 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;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- 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
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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 15 July 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.