Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Collie Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a Program Coordinator – Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) role to continue to strengthen the Quality Teaching supporting Learning (QTL) agenda in this high-quality regional setting. Collie SHS provides an exciting and dynamic professional opportunity for passionate and committed professionals to join with other like-minded people to provide an engaging and successful learning experience for young people in the Collie community and a rewarding professional career for themselves.
The Program Coordinator - HALT, in collaboration with the Principal and members of the executive team will be responsible for improving learning outcomes through quality curriculum, including the incorporation of literacy, numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities incorporating the use of data to inform practice and improve outcomes for our students. A fundamental aspect of this role will be to support the development of innovative classroom practices and provide leadership to academic staff in providing integrated, personalised, authentic and relevant learning experiences for students.
Under the leadership of the Principal and leadership team, the suitable applicant will use established and agreed improvement strategies to implement effective Quality Teaching and Learning practices across all Learning Areas in line with the school’s QTL framework.
Suitable applicants will facilitate workforce effectiveness and provide a role model for self-development to improve professional performance using the PSTWA.
The Program Coordinator - HALT contributes to the development of the school plan through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems.
The role is also responsible for establishing and managing administrative and operational systems in the relevant area of responsibility to ensure the effective operation of the school within departmental policy and guidelines.
The program coordinator will work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner to productively and respectfully engage stakeholders.
An outstanding ability to demonstrate innovative, bold and creative solutions and a proven track record in working collaboratively to solve complex problems, are essential to this position. Additionally, the role will require:
- classroom teaching – up to 0.6FTE
- instructional leadership
- mentoring staff
- delivering professional learning
- providing feedback to assist teacher proficiency expectations.
- driving a culture of lifelong professional learning and high expectations
In accordance with the trial of this targeted position, the Principal at the applicant’s substantive work site is encouraged to provide the right of return at the conclusion on the 2 year fixed-term vacancy. Priority is afforded to the backfilling of the successful applicant before their release to the Program Coordinator – HALT.
Existing Level 3 Classroom Teachers (L3CT) or AITSL verified HALTs from other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. The commencing increment for a L3CT or a HALT from another jurisdiction is School Administrator step 3.2 and progress to step 3.3. A L3CT aspirant (where a L3CT or HALT is not available) will commence at School Administrator step 1 and progress to step 3.2.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $ 8 020.00 a year
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of personal leave
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
Collie SHS’s moral purpose is to provide opportunities for all students to develop skills, knowledge and resilience through high quality teaching, to pursue pathways of their choice. As a school we are on a school improvement journey and are committed to maintaining a culture which focuses on student's honesty, respect, commitment and aspirations. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students in achieving academic, social and emotional success.
Our staff place strong emphasis on pastoral care for all students and work closely with parents to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the students. Trained teaching staff and education assistants play an important role in all aspects of inclusive education for our students. Students identified as having barriers to their learning are catered for firstly through classroom strategies.
We enjoy a positive reputation, both for the excellent educational opportunities we offer and for our high standards of achievement. Students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and to interact with each other and the wider community in a positive, constructive and socially responsible manner.
The location and community
Collie is a town in the Southwest region of Western Australia, 213 kilometres (south of the state capital, Perth and 59 kilometres inland from the regional city and port of Bunbury. It is near the junction of the Collie and Harris Rivers, in the middle of dense jarrah forest and the only coalfields in Western Australia.
Tourist attractions at Collie include the Steam Locomotive Museum, Collie Art Gallery, Minningup Pool and Wellington Dam. Parks include Soldier's Memorial Park and natural features include the Collie River. Stockton Lake, Lake Kepwari, Harris River Dam and Wellington Dam are man-made reservoirs and lakes available for leisure and recreation.
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 Collie Senior High School can be found by visiting www.collieshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Bridgid Lafferty, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9375 1200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Bridgid Lafferty on 042941682.
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 Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
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 Thursday, 26 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.