Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH841156
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Shark Bay School is seeking a Secondary Generalist - Primary Support Teacher to join their friendly team committed to excellence in student learning and support.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $8,020 per year
- Locality allowance of $2,085 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
- Air-conditioning subsidy
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About the role
As a Secondary Generalist Primary Support Teacher, the successful applicant should possess the capacity to create an excellent learning environment for Years 7 to 12 students in a mixed-age secondary classroom who access most of their curriculum via the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE). The ideal applicant should have strong classroom management and skills to engage students successfully. Experience and interest in Student Support Services and confidence in implementing Positive Behaviour Support programs (PBS) is highly desirable.
In 2024, we have a cohort of Year 7 students in the high school class needing educational support at a Primary level, including programs such as InitiaLit and MaqLit. The role involves close collaboration with Shark Bay and SIDE teachers and individualised and small-group instruction to meet these students’ needs. Learning Support programs and staff are timetabled across Kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12) and the Generalist would be expected to assist with Learning Support at primary and secondary year levels. Experience in running and coordinating learning support is highly desirable.
Class teaching for Years 7 to 12 primarily supports students' studies provided by SIDE teachers but requires the Generalist to be able to give tutorials and supervise practical work as needed.
The successful applicant should be motivated and committed to creating an engaging, inclusive, and challenging learning environment; based on high accountability and expectations to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential. The successful applicant should also be committed to making a difference in the lives of young people and making meaningful links with the school’s unique setting in a World Heritage Area and Malgana Country as well as promoting outward-looking connections with other schools and organisations to broaden students’ experiences.
At Shark Bay School, we have supportive families and dedicated staff committed to ongoing school improvement. We are a K-12 school that provides opportunities for leadership and professional development. We have a school setting in World Heritage Area 900 km from Perth which provides excellent opportunities for real world learning.
Shark Bay is a family-friendly community in an area of outstanding natural beauty, famed for its flora, fauna and recreational opportunities as well as rich in opportunities to take part in scientific and ecological programs.
For more information visit sharkbay.wa.gov.au
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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 Shark Bay School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Celia Elissegaray, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denham, by telephoning (08) 9948 0000 or emailing Celia.Elissegaray@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, you can also contact Rebecca Moroney, MCS, on 0409 331 728.
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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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
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.
- 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.