Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH755504
The School of Alternative Learning Settings (SALS) is seeking two (2) Teachers to join their newly established school site in Kalgoorlie.
We currently have the following positions available:
- Two (2) x - permanent full-time positions
All positions will commence as soon as possible
The Alternative Learning Settings (ALS) program was originally established in early 2019 to target a specific cohort of students who had demonstrated signs of physical aggression and would benefit from a short-term, intensive intervention program. SALS program delivers specialised activities and learning programs that build students’ social skills and self-regulation in environments designed to effect positive and lasting change in their behaviour. The program has the capacity to provide access to specialists such as paediatricians, clinical psychologists, or consultation with psychiatrists.
At the commencement of the 2022 academic year the program has been consolidated as a stand-alone school. The SALS is part of the network of specialist schools that operate under the Statewide Services pillar of Service Delivery. Our main school office administration is located at the Statewide Services centre, in Padbury.
Several SALS sites located in the metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia (WA) are already operational, and a significant number of additional sites to be established over the next two years across the state. Each setting accommodates up to 10 students who are provided with an intensive, individualised program of support while they continue their education. There is a strong focus on developing students’ social skills and ability to self-regulate. Learning and engagement is flexible, co-designed with students, culturally responsive and supports self-determination and interpersonal connection.
The teaching positions will provide the unique opportunity to collaborate and be involved in further developing the program to inform our strategic direction and establishing new sites. We are looking for dedicated teachers who are ideally looking for a challenge and can work in a team environment, using their communication skills in engaging and making a difference to students’ wellbeing and engagement. Skills in developing and implementing a social and emotional curriculum that meets the needs of the student will be highly valued and practical knowledge of the circle of courage would be advantageous. Teachers also support individual learning plans utilising an integrated curriculum approach.
The SALS program will provide Teachers with the excellent opportunity to be part of a multi-skilled team focused on a student-centric model built around an ecological framework of support.
The successful applicants will work as part of a team located in the Kalgoorlie area. The SALS site will be staffed by a Program Coordinator and a team of teachers with support from two student support officers, and a school psychologist. The successful applicants will ideally have experience and credibility in student engagement and transitions, case management, social and emotional learning program development, a background in student support, and current professional learning, or the capacity to undertake targeted professional learning in areas such as de-escalation, team teach, circle of courage, therapeutic crisis intervention in schools, and trauma-informed practice.
All functions of Statewide Services support successful outcomes for all students. This is achieved through a focus on better integration of services with schools, students, families, and external service providers; supporting schools and networks of schools to deliver high quality teaching and learning in every classroom; and creating expanded opportunities for students to develop the academic, personal, and social competencies they will need for participation in the workforce and society of the future.
The successful applicants will be required to hold and maintain a valid WA driver’s licence. Teachers in our setting may transport students and/or travel to schools within the Goldfields Educational Region. There may also be travel across our school, including Perth to attend professional learning, that may involve overnight stays and air travel.
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.
For more information:
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 SALS can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Andrew Button, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kalgoorlie, by telephoning 0409 086 668 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Andrew Button on 0409 086 668.
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 four (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 four (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; and
- 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 Thursday, 6 October 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.