Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH823399
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2023
Teachers and School Administrators employed at Hedland Senior High School in 2023 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 (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.
Are you looking for an ocean outback adventure, whilst working in a highly supportive and collaborative learning environment?
Exciting opportunity to teach as a part of our exceptional Health and Physical Education Department in Western Australia’s beautiful Pilbara region
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a passionate and innovative Health and Physical Education teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
Discover the magic of Western Australia’s North West, where the red dirt truly get under your skin. Each weekend you could be off on a new adventure, with some of WA’s most iconic attractions right on your doorstep. Explore WA’s rugged coastline, where you’ll find plenty of fishing, crabbing and even whale watching. Or why not head inland and explore half billion-year-old gorges in Karijini? It’s practically down the road.
Living in Hedland means being part of a vibrant community, where you can excel in your career while enjoying a diverse, multicultural town, with ancient Aboriginal heritage from our, Kariyarra people, a thriving arts and culture scene, stunning landscapes, and a down-to-earth lifestyle
You’ll also get to work in a school which prides itself in supporting its staff to provide students with a supportive, inclusive environment where they can thrive. Our school is like its own community, a positive working environment where your colleagues are more like your friends.
Meet with us to find out more about our growing movement of leaders creating opportunity and lifestyle in the Pilbara.
About the Role
The successful applicant will engage in reflective practice, have a strong evidence-based teaching philosophy and be committed to whole-school pedagogical approaches. They will have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the school community by ensuring each student is on a pathway to success through consistent partnerships with students and their families. They will be confident in teaching across Years 7 to 10 and have a sound understanding of the West Australian (WA) Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Senior School Health and Physical Education courses. Knowledge and the ability to use learning strategies that successfully engage students will be highly regarded.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will possess the ability to create an effective, engaging, and inclusive learning environment based on high expectations. They will ideally have an understanding of appropriate assessments and the ability to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programs, set targets and plan for differentiated learning opportunities for all students in your class.
They are able to apply differentiated instruction and explicit teaching incorporating current and emerging technologies to best meet the needs of our students. They display a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and have the ability to establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment using a ‘restorative’ approach that focuses on building resilience and self-confidence.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has excellent knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and the capacity to teach students of varying ability levels across Year 7 – 12 in a safe and accountable learning environment, differentiating curriculum where needed. Knowledge and experience in teaching Certificate Courses, metal fabrication, building and construction, or a passion for developing and teaching industrial systems being highly regarded.
We will 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.
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.
Working at Hedland Senior High 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
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000
- Free relocation
- Subsidised GROH accommodation
- Percent employer contributions to superannuation
- Weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Air conditioning subsidy
- Travel concessions
- Optical aids subsidy
Hedland SHS, located in the Pilbara, is an Independent Public-School catering for students from Year 7 to Year 12. Our school prides itself on the staff's commitment to a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect and responsibility. These values underpin our philosophy at Hedland SHS. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour & performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students and staff to achieve success.
The school has worked hard to build a positive reputation for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the exceptional support for staff development and professional growth, and for its high standards of achievement.
The location and community
The Hedland community is clear about their expectations for our school. Parents want high quality educational outcomes delivered in a safe and supportive learning environment. Industry groups require graduating students to bring with them work readiness skills relating to both attitude and aptitude. The school staff plan to deliver on these expectations.
Port Hedland is a dynamic town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West located approximately 1,800km north of Perth. We are home to around 16,000 people from diverse cultural backgrounds and cover 11,844 square kilometres of the Pilbara region. Our original inhabitants, the Kariyarra people, call the place Marapikurrinya for the hand shaped formation of the tidal creeks coming off the natural harbour.
Our lifestyle is relaxed and our location on the ocean provides for a variety of leisure activities. Our two main residential centres, Port and South Hedland, offer a range of community services including cultural, recreation and shopping facilities
For more information about Port Hedland visit Town of Port Hedland
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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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting hedlandshs.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 Parehuia (Polly) Harcourt, Human Resources Officer for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning 0467 818 346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific information about the teaching requirement, please contact Associate Principal, Stephanie McDonald, directly on 0466 564 353 or emailing Stephanie.McDonald@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 two (2) 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 two (2) 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 Wednesday, 7 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.