Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH809881
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2023
Are you a passionate and inspirational education support teacher seeking to join a committed team that is making a difference to students with special needs?
Pine View Primary School is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Teacher - Education Support.
The successful applicant will support and continue to build the school’s culture, vision, values and future directions. The ideal qualities that you will bring to the role will be collaboration, flexibility and the ability to adapt to ongoing change as the school grows. You will ideally exhibit exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, which will underpin positive, professional working relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community. You will ideally possess the ability and confidence to communicate regularly and honestly with parents. A positive cultural is central to everything we do and this is underpinned by high expectations of student learning and behaviour. Suitable applicants will be generous with their time to continue the establishment a highly regarded school.
The successful applicant will focus on the development of the whole child. Our aim, in partnership with families, is to create unique, lifelong learners who are resilient and confident to tackle challenges of an academic and personal nature. All school staff supports each individual child to thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our common goal is to have the students in our mainstream and education support programs at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make. We will provide a unified approach to student well being, where all staff will take shared responsibility to ensure that our students are well cared for and valued. Our education support students will be integrated into mainstream classes where appropriate.
Our pastoral care program, based on Six Kinds of Best, will include values and skills including confidence building, resiliency, citizenship, goal setting and leadership. Accepting children for who they are and building on their strengths will be a focus. A collaborative approach will ensure that intervention is targeted and individualised to enable each child to reach his / her full potential.
Well-researched, evidential practices will inform whole school approaches to teaching and learning to ensure that every child acquires the core literacy and numeracy skills as well as the knowledge and attitudes that are required to become lifelong learners. Suitable applicants will ideally have expertise and experience in explicit teaching and intentional play. It is highly regarded that applicants are able to implement and progress whole school approaches to teaching and learning and bring innovation to collaborative planning and lesson design. An embedded application of First Steps English and Maths, ICT and a knowledge and understanding of the Talk4Writing process, Letters and Sounds program, Protective Behaviours and Zones of Regulation would be highly desirable. These will be implemented across the mainstream school and the education support program. We will work together to deliver innovation in the area of STEAM programs. The ability to enhance student connection to learning through an integrated and differentiated approach to learning would be beneficial. Teachers within the Early Childhood Education phase of learning will promote the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards. Programs will include planned, purposeful play balanced with the explicit teaching of the essential foundation skills and concepts.
Suitable applicants will ideally be committed to reflective practice that will include classroom observations, feedback, modelling and coaching. You will assist the development and implementation of school wide practices to meet the needs of our students and ensure an environment that promotes success is created. Teachers will be expected to contribute to whole school and phase of learning teams and be involved in a strong professional learning community.
Our school is located in the growing suburb of Baldivis, surrounded by developing housing estates with many young families. The school consists of an administration block, a library resource centre which contains the staff room, an early childhood block, three learning blocks, one of which has an Art/Science room, a covered assembly area, canteen and a music room and a multi-purpose playing court, junior football oval and cricket practise nets which will provide a pleasant and inviting environment. Our teaching and learning environments will reflect a positive and innovative approach to maximising learning opportunities for students. In 2023, the on site Education Support Program will expand to cater for our growing student numbers.
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 Pine View PS can be found by visiting pineviewps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Suzanne Heath, Principal, by telephoning 0448 421 868 or emailing Suzanne.Heath@education.wa.edu.au
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 three (3) 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;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- 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, 22 March 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.