Please note: As of 1pm Wednesday 20 September, this vacancy has been withdrawn.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA842476
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2023
Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills, comprehensive curriculum knowledge and understandings regarding whole school literacy and numeracy plans and implementation across a senior high school?
Eaton Community College (CC) is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive senior leader to join our team.
Our College is continuing to establish, enhance and sustain a dedicated Literacy and Numeracy Team. The leadership of this team is important to embedding Literacy and Numerary improvements across all learning areas, ensuring that we target the specific literacy and numeracy needs of our students.
The successful applicant will ideally have proven experience in literacy with a repertoire of strategies that shows their ability to improve learning outcomes and a major part of the role will be to build the capacity and work with teachers. It is important that the successful applicant will ideally be relationship focused and able to display strong interpersonal skills to lead in this area. The successful applicant should be able to work collaboratively with other senior leaders and teachers across the school including facilitating professional learning for all staff, within learning areas and with individual teachers, as required. They will ideally be proactive regarding explicit and/or direct instruction models, utilising the Eaton CC model of teaching, collaborating to support teachers and students.
The successful applicant should be able to show a willingness to lead curriculum and pedagogical improvements and development to meet the needs of Year 7 to Year 12 students. To achieve this, it will be necessary to apply knowledge and understanding through demonstrating best practices and utilising data, such as diagnostic assessments (i.e. PAT), and support staff to develop appropriate individual educational programs for students at educational risk.
Eaton CC has established direct instruction practices for Literacy and Numeracy improvements, which works to improve students’ skills, knowledge and understandings in Reading and Numeracy. Thus, the successful applicant will have the skills to work with the staff delivering these programs, applying the diagnostic assessments to monitor and continue to improve the students’ outcomes, and bring all the components of these programs to develop and consistently demonstrate whole school leadership in these areas.
At Eaton CC we are working hard to become one of the leading secondary schools in the Bunbury area. We are dedicated to selecting specialist staff with strong curriculum knowledge and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with students, parents/guardians, colleagues and the wider school community. Eaton CC is an Independent Public School (IPS) that offers a wonderful opportunity for local students to access a high-quality secondary education close to home. Eaton is a rapidly growing suburb located less than 10kms from Bunbury.
At Eaton CC we focus on explicit instruction and targeted intervention strategies to ensure every student achieves. Our College staff have a key role in school planning processes including: the analysis of student performance data, development of performance and improvement plans and application of an evidence-based approach to student performance. As a result, our teachers foster a safe and accountable learning environment that encourages students to further develop higher order thinking skills.
We are supported by an internal specialist Literacy and Numeracy Programs with a focus on developing students core reading and number skills. In addition, we have an Education Department endorsed Specialised Learning Program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program is embedded across all learning areas. Our specialist staff work with classroom teachers to effectively differentiate learning activities and prioritise individual learning needs. At Eaton CC we genuinely care about our students and as a result work hard to provide wrap around support. Our student services team provides extensive social emotional care to allow each student to confidently embrace every learning opportunity.
All staff are expected to adhere to the Department of Education Code of Conduct and actively participate in the school community. In addition, we provide every student with an Apple MacBook and therefore it is expected that staff will maximise the use of the web-based student portal Connect to provide online teaching, learning and assessments and transition away from a paper-based classroom.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Eaton Community College can be found by visiting www.eatoncc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Gail Allen, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Eaton, by telephoning (08) 9796 7000 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Gail Allen on 0434 329 766.
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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia.
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment.
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- 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.
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 10 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.