Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/DP770353
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Jurien Bay District High School (DHS) is seeking to fill the newly created role of Deputy Principal - Student Services.
About the Role
This role will incorporate leading and managing a small Student Services team and the development and leadership of innovative and success driven school programs including but not limited to the areas of attendance, student voice, interagency support, and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Your role will also include responsibility for our partnership with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) to provide an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) pathway for Senior School students and specialist courses not available at Jurien Bay DHS.
As a member of the administration, you will join us in promoting and maintaining aspects of the school culture that encourage and support positive relationships and active engagement between students, staff, parents, and the wider community.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated, reflective, and enthusiastic and will ideally have successful well-developed leadership experience. We are looking for an applicant who possess excellent organisation skills, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to pay attention to detail, interpret data and work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment.
The successful applicant may have a teaching load.
A deep knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and best practice in teaching will allow the Deputy Principal to lead school improvement alongside teams of educators to ensure students make year-on-year progress.
The successful applicant should ideally be well-versed in knowing how children learn best, including those who may require extra support. Knowledge and experience in a secondary school is desirable to assist in the management of processes and resourcing to cater for the needs of all students.
About our School
Working at Jurien Bay DHS provides the opportunity to live on the pristine Turquoise Coast, with access to beautiful beaches and camping grounds all within a short drive of your doorstep. The Jurien Bay DHS community and wider town is a very welcoming environment and a great place to enjoy both work and leisure time.
The school caters for students from Jurien Bay, Leeman, Green Head and Cervantes and the surrounding farming districts. The school provides an educational service for a range of students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
With the school’s motto being ‘Together in Learning’ there is a focus on strong community relationships. The development of relationships with staff and students is a priority with mutual respect and high behavioural expectations key components in these relationships. The school enjoys the strong support of the Parents and Citizens Association and a motivated School Board.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Jurien Bay District High School can be found by visiting www.jdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Dave Thomas, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Jurien Bay, by telephoning (08) 9688 6100 or emailing David.Thomas1@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Dave Thomas on 0400 201 609.
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia.
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment.
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
Employees will be required to:
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Thursday, 20 October 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED