Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH764899
Suitable applicants from IPS/TCH749073 need not apply
Join our team to deliver a caring, supportive and safe school environment in which all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Cassia Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Primary Teachers 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.
Working at Cassia PS provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10,210 a year
- Locality allowance of $3,976 a 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
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
About the Role
We are seeking teachers who have outstanding interpersonal skills with a natural ability to communicate effectively and build genuine relationships with parents, students and staff members. Suitable applicants should quickly establish a positive and welcoming classroom environment with high expectations and a growth mindset, while building students’ positive social and emotional skills.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess exemplary teaching skills, be highly motivated and hold themselves accountable to delivering best practice. You should have the ability to work in an environment characterised by whole school connected practice, collaborative team structures and a strong commitment to professional growth.
Ideally, suitable applicants will take advantage of high impact teaching strategies and have proven experience in the planning and delivery of engaging literacy and numeracy programs with a particular focus on explicit instruction. A deep understanding of how to differentiate to meet the needs of all students will be highly regarded, as will the ability to use a variety of assessment tools to inform progress, enable constructive feedback and drive future planning at a classroom level.
Suitable applicants will ideally be relationship focused with a consistent and transparent classroom management approach and a willingness to adopt the whole school Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to behaviour management. You should be enthusiastic, seek opportunities for innovation and leadership and possess the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
About Our School
Cassia PS is an Independent Public School on Kariyarra land in South Hedland. We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We live by our school vision to Inspire, Believe and Achieve, through Excellence.
We are proud of and embrace our local culture. We recognise our community as having a diverse range of cultures, with children from 14 different language backgrounds. With a strong school community that works together, we aim to deliver a caring, supportive and safe environment in which all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We have whole school pedagogy focused on Explicit Direct Instruction in Literacy and Numeracy and across other learning areas and additional intervention programs for children experiencing difficulties in reading. Our specialist programs include Physical Education, Science, Visual arts, Music, Indonesian (Year 3 to 6), Nyangumarta Aboriginal language for students in Kindergarten to Year 2. We are also proud to be a PBS school.
About the Location
Port Hedland is the gateway to the Pilbara. To the east you can explore the wild, rugged beauty of Karijini National Park, with its spectacular natural gorges, waterfalls and pools perfect for hiking and walking. To the south is the enchanting Millstream Chichester National Park, bounded by the spinifex lined Chichester Ranges with the Fortescue River coursing through creating natural water flows and freshwater pools perfect for swimming.
On the road north to the Kimberley, you can experience the life of a modern day drover at De Grey or Pardoo cattle stations or pull off the Great Northern Highway at Eighty Mile Beach between October and December and be treated to the rare sight of flatback turtles nesting on the white sandy beaches.
Travelling further east will bring you to the towns of Newman, Tom Price and Marble Bar. Each with their own story to tell, these towns offer visitors a vast range of opportunities and experiences. From the open cut mines of Newman to the world renowned Martumili Artists of Jigalong and surrounds, through to Australia's hottest town Marble Bar, to the spectacular camping and off-road sites of the East Pilbara, the region is as diverse and exciting as it is wide.
For more information about South Hedland visit Port Hedland Visitor Centre.
For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at email@example.com or on (08) 9264 5154.
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 Cassia Primary School can be found by visiting cassiaps.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:
You are encouraged to contact Narelle Ward, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 8500 or emailing Narelle.Ward@education.wa.edu.au.
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 five (5) 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; 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 23 August 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.