Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH775119
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 4, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency
Together We Strive for Excellence!
North Tom Price Primary School (PS) is seeking a Primary Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10,210 a year
- locality allowance of $3,496 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 a teacher who has outstanding interpersonal skills with a natural ability to communicate effectively and build genuine relationships with parents, students and staff members. The successful applicant would quickly establish a positive and welcoming classroom environment with high expectations, and a growth mindset, while building students’ positive social and emotional skills.
The successful applicant will ideally be a flexible and innovative teacher who is committed to the development of the whole child. You will ideally be actively involved both within the school community, highly reflective of your teaching practices and committed to evidence-based decision making and differentiation. You should be able to work collaboratively to develop programs of work that meet individual student needs. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and external networks to establish strong community partnerships are highly desirable.
In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered.
North Tom Price PS has earned a positive reputation for the safe and nurturing environment we provide and has a strong ethos of being a warm, caring and friendly community where every child is treated as a valued individual. We aim to promote enjoyment of learning to strive for academic excellence and develop sound social skills.
Our school actively fosters a positive and collaborative working relationship between parents, staff and students and "together we strive" to achieve the best possible outcomes for each child. We have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy and offer a diverse range of subjects including Science, The Arts and Physical Education. Our team works hard to provide challenging and motivating programs and are committed to meeting the needs of students as individuals and as members of the community
The location and community
The picturesque town of Tom Price is nestled deep in the Hamersley Ranges, at the base of the beautiful Mt Nameless (Jarndunmunha). Tom Price sits within the Shire of Ashburton and is some 747 metres above sea level, making it the highest town in WA and a haven for the weary traveller. It’s a modern fully-serviced town designed to blend with the natural environment – an ideal base if you’re wanting to explore the natural wonders of the Karijini and Millstream Chichester National Parks.
Discover the natural wonders of nearby Karijini National Park. Take a tour of the Pilbara Iron Ore Mine or pack a picnic and head out to Kings Lake - a popular recreational area located in a natural bush setting with great facilities. Facilities in Tom Price include: a major supermarket, bank, doctor, hospital, fuel outlets, library, primary schools, a secondary school, TAFE and several motels and restaurants.
If you are a lover of sport and the outdoor life in Tom Price is the perfect destination, with the majority of sports catered for. The town is home to three large ovals, tennis, netball, basketball and squash courts as well as a lawn bowls green, an indoor cricket centre, an eighteen-hole golf course and an Olympic size swimming pool.
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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 North Tom Price Primary School can be found by visiting www.northtompriceps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Linda Villanova, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Tom Price, by telephoning (08) 9188 3600 or emailing Linda.Villanova@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Linda Villanova on 0475 839 527.
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 three (3) 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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
- 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 Thursday, 29 September 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.