Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH839860
Join a dynamic, innovative and inclusive community that inspires lifelong learning and high levels of achievement for all – Nurture, Inspire and Achieve.
Tambrey Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of motivated and passionate Early Childhood Educators (ECE), Primary Teachers and Specialist Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2024 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2024.
About the role
In collaboration with the Principal and members of the executive team, suitable applicants will contribute to the implementation of the school’s business plan 2023 to 2027 and continue the work of the school’s long-term vision. Suitable applicants will ideally have the capacity to deliver high quality educational experiences that meet the needs of a diverse range of students within the WA Curriculum and Assessment Outline.
Suitable applicants would become part of a professional learning community culture with a growth mindset and will ideally be open to accessing instructional coaching and mentoring to maximise student outcomes for ongoing analysis of student performance data and evidence-based differentiated best practice. They will ideally have an understanding of high impact educational strategies and the capacity to influence, facilitate and lead change to improve student outcomes.
We are seeking applicants who possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You should build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students. We are seeking performance driven individuals who utilise evidence based decision-making skills.
As suitable applicants you will ideally have experience delivering high quality programs and have a deep curriculum knowledge, with a particular focus on explicit instruction and a response-to-intervention model of instruction. A thorough understanding of Cultural Responsiveness and EAL/D processes would be an advantage. Tthe ability to build positive relationships is highly regarded.
About the school
Tambrey PS is a safe, supportive and vibrant school environment that empowers our students to realise their full potential as happy, independent and responsible members of society. We are a strong STEM and ICT school, and we have a Positive Behaviour Support culture with staff trained in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) and Restorative and Trauma Informed Practices. Our staff are stable, collaborative, nurturing and work under the direction of a clearly articulated instructional model to guide teacher practice.
Tambrey PS is committed to our vision of Nurture, Inspire and Achieve. Our school has a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration and evidence based practice. We share high expectations of ourselves and our students. Our school is community oriented and is well supported by our School Board and P&C. We actively support and participate in the Karratha Karratha Network. We maintain strong partnerships with parent groups, industry, local business, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and Aboriginal Corporations working together to ensure a quality education for all students.
The location and community
Tambrey PS is an Independent Public School, centrally located in the City of Karratha 1600km north-west of Perth. Our school is part of the Pilbara Education Region and has recently celebrated its 34th anniversary. The Pilbara has diverse cultural and environmental experiences from Exmouth to Broome to Tom Price.
Karratha offers a number of modern facilities and is one of the fastest growing towns in the north of Western Australia. Known as ‘Munjaree’- or the heart of the West Pilbara Coast - its size and central location make it the ideal base for exploring the natural delights of the area. Millstream- Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park, Dampier Archipelago, Point Samson Peninsula and the Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park - Karratha is the home of boating, camping and fishing.
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Iron ore can be found in equal measure in Karratha. Known for its iron ore operations, this is the gateway to the marine-life rich Dampier Archipelago, the worlds most prolific prehistoric rich engraving site, Karijini’s four-billion-year-old adventure playground and Millstream’s Chichester National Park. Its also one of the few locations where you can witness the Staircase to the Moon. Karratha is a two-hour flight or a 16-hour road trip from Perth and a three-hour drive south of Port Hedland.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $8 020.00 a year
- Locality allowance of $4 273.00 a year
- 11 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
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 Tambrey Primary School can be found by visiting www.tambreyps.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 Shiona Hobart, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha by telephoning (08) 9186 7400 or emailing Shiona.Hobart@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Shiona Hobart on 0448514480, Francis Bosman on 0437501924, Brett Mullen on 0436623357 or Toni Whitbread on 0434283777.
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 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; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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 Friday, 6 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.