Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH845388
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Kulin District High School (DHS) is seeking a passionate Year 7 – 10 English and HASS teacher to join our cohesive, friendly and collegiate team.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 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
About the role
The successful applicant should be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and academic achievement in a highly supportive learning environment. Flexibility and teamwork within a District High School context is integral to this role, as is a commitment to personal and professional growth. As the successful applicant you will ideally exhibit high standards of professionalism and embrace opportunities for collaboration within the school community.
It will be highly regarded if the successful applicant can develop a supportive and positive classroom environment, possess effective interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in a professional learning community. The successful applicant will ideally be relationship-focused with a consistent and transparent classroom management approach.
We are committed to provide our students with the best possible learning environment and with this in mind we single stream our Year 7 and 8 cohorts in English and HASS. These 10-12 student size cohorts provide ideal learning conditions for our students, as well as allowing teachers to plan for single year cohorts.
Our vision is to pursue excellence by empowering and inspiring our students to become life-long learners. We encourage inclusivity and high-quality teaching and learning to nurture student well-being, resilience and success through a range of classroom experiences and community collaboration.
At Kulin we:
- STRIVE with confidence,
- STRIVE with respect and;
- STRIVE to succeed
Kulin DHS is a medium size district high school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Approximately a 3-hour drive south-east of Perth in a strong wheatbelt farming community our school has wonderful, picturesque surrounds and facilities. The school caters for approximately 125 students and has a community that truly supports our school and students. Kulin boasts an impressive range of sporting and community groups, with excellent facilities which foster opportunities for all to be part of our vibrant community.
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 Kulin District High School can be found by visiting www.kulindhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Garry Walker, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kulin, by telephoning (08) 6865 7300 or emailing Garry.Walker@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Garry Walker on 0407 216 730.
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 three (3) 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;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- 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 Tuesday, 26 September 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.