Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH846143
Somerly Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of K-6 Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
Somerly PS is seeking enthusiastic teaching professionals, ideally with knowledge, skills, and experience teaching across a broad range of year levels Kindergarten – Year Six. Applicants with high quality teaching skills who are prepared to work collaboratively in high functioning collegial teams will be highly regarded. Suitable applicants will ideally display a strong commitment to collaboration, professional development, and continuous improvement, to facilitate a best practice approach towards teaching and learning.
We are seeking teachers who ideally pursue excellence in teaching, have high expectations, and who believe that all children can learn and be successful. Educators should have proficient level of understanding and delivery of explicit teaching techniques in a professional environment where whole school pedagogies, practices and programs are used to maximise impact on student learning. Experience with and an understanding of High Impact Teaching Strategies, along with knowledge of Science of Reading, explicit synthetics phonics and The Writing Revolution will be highly regarded.
Ideally, applicants should exhibit a proactive and positive approach to student engagement and behaviour, including the consistent application of classroom management strategies, aligned to Positive Behaviour Support. Suitable applicants will ideally be able to show the capacity to build strong, positive, and productive relationships with students, peers, and the wider school community. As well as a commitment to supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing through both the delivery of social-emotional learning programs in class and through school wide positive interactions.
Underpinning our approaches is a clear recognition that students' learning outcomes, opportunities for growth and behaviour are significantly improved when robust non-academic strategies and beliefs are apparent. As such, a capacity to be attuned to the individual needs of students, and an authentic ability to provide an inclusive, fair, and safe classroom should be reflected in your application.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 Somerly Primary School can be found by visiting somerlyps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Louise Carroll, Principal by telephoning (08) 6206 4200 or emailing Louise.Carroll@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Mrs Louise Carroll on 0418 941 364
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 to four (3-4) 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 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.
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; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements.
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; 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 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.