Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH762323
Burns Beach Primary School (PS) are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year.
We are looking for exceptional educators who possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and are committed to supporting their students to achieve excellent educational outcomes. These skills will see you establish positive and respectful relationships with your students and their families, your colleagues, and the broader school community as we build and grow our unique, inclusive and high-performing school. In the context of a new school and a growing school population, suitable applicants will ideally possess professional flexibility and the ability to anticipate and adapt to changing circumstances as they arise.
Suitable applicants will assist in the provision of a specialist education program, tailored to the individual needs of students with disability in one of our education support classes. They will deliver differentiated teaching and structured learning environments in which the required instructional, curriculum and environmental adjustments support all students to achieve to their potential.
Suitable applicants should possess a deep knowledge of pedagogy specific to students with disability. They should be able to describe effective strategies to engage and achieve high-quality outcomes for students with a range of disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities, cognitive disability and for students with social-emotional and behavioural needs. The use of modified assessment and fine-grained data to inform the ongoing development of targeted intervention and teaching and learning programs is also valued. Ideally, applicants will be committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for students, particularly in the areas of communication, literacy and numeracy, self-management care and social-emotional skills through the effective use of whole school approaches, Applied Behaviour Analysis and explicit teaching. Applicants who have the capacity to show leadership in these areas are encouraged to apply. Suitable applicants should also possess knowledge of high-level positive behaviour support strategies and have the ability to develop individualised behaviour support plans for students. The capacity to display leadership attributes and skills to manage and lead a team of Education Assistants and/or teams outside of the classroom would also be of benefit to the suitable applicants.
In this role, you will create a positive, inclusive and connected learning environment where all students have a strong sense of belonging. Your teaching and learning will be engaging, authentic and relevant, and centred on the needs of your students. Suitable applicants will ideally be caring, optimistic and have a desire to see all students succeed
In addition to these personal attributes, suitable applicants will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the establishment of an exceptional teaching and learning environment at Burns Beach PS. Within this learning environment you will:
- be safe, welcoming and inclusive
- engage, challenge and inspire all students
- incorporate technology to support and further promote learning
- be focussed on the notion that every child can succeed
- be innovative and promote student curiosity and creativity
- accommodate and support individual student needs, including high-achieving students, by differentiating teaching and learning
- provide timely and specific feedback to students, and their parents, regarding their academic and social and emotional learning
- seek, and act on, student voice
Teachers within our ECE phase of learning will promote the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards. They will recognise that students need opportunities to interact and build trusting relationships. Programs include planned, purposeful play, balanced with the explicit teaching of essential foundation skills and concepts.
Our whole school, evidence-based approaches ensure that every student acquires the core literacy and numeracy skills, as well as the knowledge, understanding, and attitudes to become confident 21st century learners. Our school supports our students to develop a depth of learning appropriate to students’ phase of development, in all learning areas of the Western Australian Curriculum, along with the general capabilities.
The ability to establish genuine, positive, and caring relationships with our students is paramount. Our pastoral care whole-school approaches ensure each student is engaged, belongs, and feels connected to our school. Knowledge, understanding and experience in implementing Classroom Management Strategies (CMS), Instructional Strategies for Engagement (ISE), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Social Emotional Learning, and Protective Behaviours is highly desirable. We work as a team to support our students to successfully develop their dispositions for learning such as curiosity, openness, optimism, resilience, concentration, and critical and creative thinking.
At Burns Beach PS we learn from, and relate respectfully with, people from our own culture as well as other cultures. All staff and students are supported to understand, acknowledge, and celebrate the diversity and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Suitable applicants should be committed to reflective classroom teaching practices and will actively participate in a school-wide, self-reflective culture of professional growth focussed on improving classroom teaching. All educators will take a personal and collective responsibility for improving student learning and wellbeing and will work together and learn from each other’s practices, utilising strategies such as peer observations and walkthroughs. Burns Beach PS educators participate in whole school, phase of learning and curriculum teams to contribute to whole school approaches to teaching and learning. The Education Support Program will be highly specialised and aligned with effective, contemporary pedagogy for students with a range of cognitive, developmental, physical, sensory, and social/emotional needs.
Copies of the School Prospectus, and the slides from the Prospective Staff Information sessions, can be emailed to you upon request.
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 Burns Beach Primary School can be found by visiting burnsbeachps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Trudy Burke, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9233 6850 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 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
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- 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, 19 August 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.