Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH843873
This is a permanent term full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Are you a passionate Health and Physical Education teacher eager to join a thriving school community in the Great Southern?
Denmark Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School seeking to appoint a highly competent, dedicated Health and Physical Education Teacher with Outdoor Education specialist capacity to join their team in 2024.
We are seeking a highly reflective teacher who will promote an environment of active and positive learning where success is celebrated and provide educational opportunities which enable students to achieve to their very best. The successful applicant will ideally possess a capacity to deliver a curriculum which is engaging, relevant and meaningful to students. Possessing the skills to differentiate the curriculum to cater for a broad range of abilities, including special needs, is highly valued. Displayed capacity in Outdoor Education – both land and water based - and general Health and Physical Education is a requirement to best meeting the business needs of the school.
Key to this role is that the successful applicant shows genuine care; builds productive working relationships with students, colleagues, and the community; is curious about learning and about learners; and is reflective of themselves and their practice. The successful applicant will plan strategically for positive outcomes and, with high professional knowledge in instructional practice, they will aim to sustain a culture that promotes educational best practice. They will possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and risk mitigation skills.
Denmark SHS is located in the Shire of Denmark within the Great Southern region of Western Australia and near the banks of the Denmark River. Built on its current site in 2000, the school provides a comprehensive Year 7 to Year 12 secondary school education. Local access to walking trails, beaches and waterways support the land and water based activities offered.
At Denmark SHS, our commitment to supporting our students to ‘strive to achieve’ is embedded in everything we do. We seek to provide every student with a pathway to a successful future. Quality student outcomes are the result of our fostering the qualities of resilience and social capability; literacy and numeracy competency; and through developing teamwork, critical and creative thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial skills. Further, our focus on staff development serves to both enhance their practice and models the value of being life-long learners to our students. Our three key priorities work together to create the conditions for our students to thrive – student success; teaching excellence; and health and wellbeing.
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 Denmark Senior High School can be found by visiting www.denmarkshs.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 Kath Ward, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 0102 or emailing Kath.Ward@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Kath Ward on 0427 280 699 or emailing Kath.Ward@education.wa.edu.au
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 Thursday, 12, October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.