Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH785452
This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023.
Are you a passionate Primary Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Mullewa District High School (DHS) is seeking a Teacher – Primary 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 $13 730 per year
- Locality allowance of $166 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $17,000 see info below
- 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
Teachers and school administrators employed at Mullewa DHS in 2023 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $17,000 (pa, gross – to be adjusted pro rata for FTE and tenure). Eligible staff will receive a percentage of this payment on commencement at the school, with the remainder paid at the end of the school year. Staff must remain employed in the location until the end of the school year to be eligible to receive the second payment.
The ARI payment is in addition to other incentives that may apply in this school.
About the Role
This role provides a unique opportunity to improve learning outcomes for Aboriginal students at Mullewa DHS. The successful applicant will work with a supportive team of colleagues and non-teaching staff. Mullewa DHS is a part of the Closing the Gap commonwealth program in partnership with MultiLit. As such you will be supported with implementing Macqlit as a whole school intervention strategy though professional learning and resources. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school and other Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. You will be supported to implement SEL programs that are a school wide strategy.
The Ideal Teacher
We are looking for someone who has an understanding of working with Aboriginal students. You will ideally be willing to implement school-based initiatives such as high impact teaching and use a PBS approach. We are looking for some who is well planned and flexible when the need arises.
The successful applicant will ideally develop positive relationships with students and their families and improve classroom attendance and engagement in learning using the Western Australian curriculum. You will be required to plan, teach and assess students’ learning with a focus on English and Mathematics. You will ideally implement school based social emotional learning programs.
Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being Solid. These are the expectations our school is proud to hold.
Our outstanding team of teachers, Aboriginal education workers and experienced education assistants provide engaging classes and programs for our students from Kindergarten through to Year 12.
The school has a strong focus on positive behaviour supports catering for student’s wellbeing. We have a strong focus on literacy and numeracy with an innovative intervention strategy for students Kindergarten to Year 8. The school is creating purposeful programs to provide clear career pathways for our secondary students.
Our positive and challenging teaching programs allow all students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident independent learners. We are proud to offer a transition program for our three- and four-year-olds into Kindergarten and Pre-Primary. We offer specialty subjects including music, art, physical education, CADETS and the Shooting Stars Netball Academy.
The Location and Community
Mullewa is located only 99 kilometres east-northeast of Geraldton. Mullewa is a diverse and resilient community, rich in both natural and cultural heritage. Mullewa has a swimming pool, Recreation Centre with a small gym, doctors’ surgery, hospital, two service stations - one with a mechanic, a food store, and three art galleries. Living within an hour’s drive to the city of Geraldton you can enjoy shopping, beaches, and other social activities. Mullewa is the gateway to the Murchison and some amazing wildflowers in the right season.
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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 Mullewa District High School can be found by visiting 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 Nicki Patterson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Mullewa, by telephoning (08) 9961 2600 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
- 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 Wednesday, 7 December 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.