Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH846822
Cassia Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Primary Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2024.
Working at Cassia Primary School provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10,210 a year
- Locality allowance of $3,976 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
About the role
We are seeking a teacher who are committed to delivering a caring, supportive, and safe school environment in which all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The ideal candidates will have outstanding interpersonal skills with a natural ability to communicate effectively and build genuine relationships with parents, students, and staff members.
Suitable applicants would quickly establish a positive and welcoming classroom environment with high expectations, a growth mindset, and a focus on building students' positive social and emotional skills. They will be highly motivated, hold themselves accountable to delivering best practice, and have the ability to work in an environment characterized by whole-school connected practice, collaborative team structures, and a strong commitment to professional growth.
Additionally, the suitable applicants will ideally have exemplary teaching skills, take advantage of high-impact teaching strategies, and have proven experience in the planning and delivery of engaging literacy and numeracy programs with a particular focus on explicit instruction. They will have a deep understanding of how to differentiate to meet the needs of all students and be able to use a variety of assessment tools to inform progress, enable constructive feedback, and drive future planning at a classroom level.
Cassia PS is situated on Kariyarra land in the Pilbara Region. The school fosters a love of learning through our motto of Inspire, Believe, Achieve that will see children thrive in a challenging and complex world, and encourage them to harness their individual strengths and address their areas of need.
Our school has developed an enviable reputation within the local Hedland community for providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing educational environments for all students. Cassia Primary School is a place where staff are keen to work, where parents want their children to attend and where students want to learn. The school’s motto of Inspire, Believe and Achieve transpires every moment of school life with a keen sense of community assisted by the School Board and Parents and Citizens Associations.
Our team has a focus on High Performance and High Care with each classroom well-presented and equipped to support student learning. Technology forms part of the learning process with students learning the skills necessary for the 21st Century. Classrooms are equipped with laptops, iPads and interactive technology including robotics and coding to support the learning program with significant focus on English and Mathematics.
The location and community
Port Hedland is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work, located in the heart of Western Australia's Pilbara region. The area is rich in Indigenous culture and history and offers a diverse range of natural wonders to explore. From the ancient landscapes of the Warlu Way interpretive trail to the spectacular Staircase to the Moon, there is always something new and exciting to discover in Port Hedland.
As a bustling Indian Ocean port, Port Hedland is home to enormous ships and huge trains, and it's also a great base for ocean-based activities such as fishing, crabbing and whale watching (in season). You can easily fly to Port Hedland from Perth in just over two hours or make the journey half of the adventure by flying to Broome or Exmouth. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a change of scenery, Port Hedland offers an abundance of opportunities for adventure and discovery.
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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 Cassia Primary School can be found by visiting cassiaps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Jacqueline Barry, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 8500 or emailing Jacqueline.Barry@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Jacqueline Barry on 0429116619
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 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.
- 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 Tuesday, 26 September 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.