Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH817439
Ongoing Appointment Pool – 9 months
Are you a dedicated and passionate Primary Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
This is an open pool for Primary Teachers at Baler Primary School (PS) and you can apply at any time within the 2023 school year.
We currently have the following positions available:
- 2 x - permanent, full-time Primary Teacher position
Working at Baler Primary School provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210 per year
- Locality allowance of $3 976 per year
- 5 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
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused, and passionate about creating exciting, culturally responsive learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students
The Ideal Teacher
Suitable applicants will ideally possess exemplary teaching skills, be highly motivated and hold themselves accountable to delivering best practice. You should have the ability to work in an environment characterised by whole school connected practice, collaborative team structures and a strong commitment to professional growth.
Ideally, suitable applicants will take advantage of high impact teaching strategies and have proven experience in the planning and delivery of engaging literacy and numeracy programs with a particular focus on explicit instruction. A deep understanding of how to differentiate to meet the needs of all students will be highly regarded, as is the ability to use a variety of assessment tools to inform progress, enable constructive feedback and drive future planning at a classroom level.
You will ideally be a flexible and innovative teacher who is committed to the development of the whole child. You should be actively involved 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.
At Baler PS we value, celebrate, and learn from our multicultural diversity by fostering positive relationships through engaging students, parents, staff, and the wider community. We are an Independent Public School catering for students in Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school community is diverse, with representation from over thirty-four different cultures. Our school motto, 'a sea of cultures', captures and celebrates our inclusive and culturally respectful approaches to our teaching and learning practices and community interactions. Our school is located in the Pilbara and is the largest of the four primary schools in the Hedland area.
We offer programs in Visual Arts, Physical Education, Science, Music and Indonesian. We also have a highly valued academic enrichment program for children needing a bit more of a challenge. We enjoy a high profile in the community, with dedicated, supportive, and enthusiastic staff. Our committed teachers provide education across a range of programs, catering to individual differences through an inclusive and differentiated approach. Our programs are catered to children from a variety of backgrounds and learning needs, including those with special needs or at educational risk.
The Location and Community
Located on the Northwest Coast, Port Hedland is the gateway and central hub connecting the Pilbara and the Kimberley. Port Hedland is a thriving centre for the Pilbara area, with a wide range of recreational, social, and sporting activities available for the whole community. The Town of Port Hedland has worked hard to ensure there is something for everyone from singles to families – there are first-class sporting facilities, a theatre, art galleries, historical sites and a diverse range of vibrant restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.
Port Hedland is also ideally located within reach of some of Western Australia’s iconic tourist attractions, including rugged inland ranges and idyllic coasts. The region offers excellent camping facilities, and fishing, crabbing, swimming, and whale watching are just a part of the adventures to be had. Port Hedland is the lifestyle change you’ve been dreaming of.
For more information about Port Hedland, visit Port Hedland
The Recruitment Process
This is an open pool recruitment process for permanent and fixed term, full time and part time opportunities that may arise during the 2023 school year. We do, however, have regular intakes where our selection panel convene to assess new applications.
You are encouraged to use the intake deadlines below as a guide for submitting your application, depending on your preferred commencement date if you are successful.
- Tuesday, 30 May 2023
- Tuesday, 11 July 2023
- Tuesday, 22 August 2023
New, completed applications received by midnight on the above dates will be reviewed by the selection panel for each intake.
We will also consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
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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 Baler Primary School can be found by visiting www.balerps.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:
You are encouraged to contact
Katie Andrew, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 8400 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Katie Andrew on 0409 272 091.
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;
- 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 midnight (WST) on the intake date.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED