Please note as of Thursday, 21 September at 9:03am and amendment has been made to the closing date
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH842700
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Leinster Community School (LCS) is seeking motivated and enthusiastic Primary Teachers to join their high-quality regional school.
There is a possibility of three 3x full-time fixed term positions.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210.00 a year
- locality allowance of $2 059.00 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 including amenities
- free relocation
- You may be eligible for HELP/HECS assistance if you are working in a very remote location – click here for details
About the role
LCS is currently looking for highly motivated teachers who believe all children can learn and achieve success. We are working towards becoming a highly effective school where all students are valued and supported to succeed. We are committed to implementing Teaching for Impact and evidence-based programs that enhance the educational outcomes for all students.
The successful applicant will deliver quality learning programs and believe that evidenced-based teaching practices lead to successful students and high standards of achievement. A strength would be the capacity to work collaboratively in a team and a willingness to build trusting relationships across the school. We have been working towards building a strong, positive school culture with support from PBSWA.
Understanding of and the ability to apply high impact teaching strategies together with an understanding of restorative practice is considered advantageous. Drawing on a range of evidence-based instructional strategies that impact on student wellbeing, engagement, progress, and achievement. Teachers need to be prepared to work together to create the Leinster Community School's whole school processes. We aim to build strong positive relationships with students, families, and staff.
There will be opportunities for leadership as we move towards embedding PBSWA processes and engage in partnership with Real Schools to develop a restorative approach to behavioural needs across the school. Deep knowledge of curriculum and best teaching practice together with strong leadership skills would be advantageous.
At Leinster Community School our motto states: Engage, Challenge, Succeed. We strive at all times to achieve our vision of 'Empowering tomorrow's global citizens to succeed through teamwork, acceptance and resilience.' At Leinster Community School we are continually engaged in a process of evaluating what we do and how we do it so that our curriculum is contemporary, relevant and future focused. We use evidence-based whole-school approaches to provide a streamlined teaching and learning program from kindergarten to Year 12.
Leinster is a friendly and welcoming small town where there is strong community involvement with the school both inside and outside of school hours. The community partnerships with the school to provide a social and sporting atmosphere that provides staff and students engagement within the town.
The location and community
Leinster Community School a Level 4 school located in the Goldfields Education Region, approximately 370 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. It is a community school catering for students in Kindergarten to Year 12.
Leinster is a 'closed' mining town unique to the Western Australian mining community. It has a population of approximately 400 permanent residents. Teachers have access to flights in and out of the community to Perth. You will be entitled to four flights a quarter. The town is well resourced with an IGA, café, gift shop and golf course with free facilities that include a swimming pool, gym, squash courts, tennis courts and basketball courts. A wellness centre with a pilates and yoga studio will open at the end of 2023.
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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 Leinster Community School can be found by visiting www.leinstercs.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 Leanne Kelleher, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Leinster, by telephoning (08) 9055 9600 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Leanne Kelleher on 0418 945 534.
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 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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
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, 13 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.