Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH845575
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Do you seek a unique opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a high performing, high care secondary school?
As of 12.30pm Monday, 9 October 2023 the closing date of this advert has been amended.
Harrisdale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a Languages Teacher - Japanese with the experience, dedication and drive to develop a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. The school is developing a strong languages program with the aim to offer a Year 7 to 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) program in languages.
The successful applicant should have high expectations, display a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and the ability to establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment. They should have an excellent understanding of the Years 7 to 12 Japanese: Second Language WA Curriculum. They will ideally be flexible and adaptive teachers who can apply the strategies of differentiated instruction and explicit teaching.
The successful applicant should be committed to delivering excellent teaching practices, such as using Visible Learning frameworks and High Impact Instructional Strategies to maintain a positive classroom learning environment. The ideal applicant should possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school's values, ethos, and priorities across the school community.
We are seeking applicants who build positive relationships with students and are passionate about creating positive student futures. Teachers that are performance-driven and use evidence-based decision-making skills are highly desirable.
Our teachers are focused on creating outstanding outcomes for our students and the development of empowered learners. We work in a model that requires a high level of collaboration and agility. Teachers should be comfortable with co-planning and co-teaching and working on building collective efficacy. They should be either already highly engaged with evidence and research led teaching practice or possess a willingness to develop this.
Applicants may be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process to display competency and experience further. We use a variety of interview methods, ranging from one-on-one interviews to group interviews. Further information and details of the interview style will be provided to applicants who are shortlisted for this stage of the process.
Harrisdale SHS is a school that invests in teachers and their professional development. The successful applicant should be familiar with the Teaching for Impact Framework and understand what effective teachers believe, know and do to support student success. Harrisdale SHS has a strong, positive culture and as a teacher you will have a key role in ensuring our school values of Care, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence are reflected and underpin all actions.
Harrisdale SHS is one of the largest schools in Western Australia, drawing its student enrolment from diverse geographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. With a student population more than 2100. The school is inclusive and comprehensive, providing courses for Years 7 to 12. It is the school of choice for many local families.
The school is committed to the intellectual, creative and social development of our students by the provision of stimulating and relevant programs and orderly teaching and classroom practices. Pastoral care and academic achievement are very strong. Harrisdale is one of the state’s newest schools and is already a leading school that is being recognised for its outstanding achievements and results.
In its first year of Year 12’s graduating in 2022 the school was awarded one of two Beazley Medals for its achievements in Western Australia. Harrisdale SHS operates a comprehensive ATAR and complementing these achievements. The school has a high emphasis on the quality and delivery of General and Vocational Education and Training (VET) based courses to help supply a holistic education setting.
The school offers a number of specialist programs to meet student needs and interests. These programs include Gifted and Talented program Specialised Music and Volleyball, Netball and many after school clubs, sporting teams. Harrisdale SHS prides itself on an ethos that all students will be successful through an emphasis on excellence in teaching and learning.
We are in the process of developing our new business plan. We have a focus on "Excellence Everywhere", committing our priorities to a positive culture of high achievement and expectations, that develops potential as we connect and grow a progressive teaching and learning community committed to building success for all.
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 Harrisdale SHS can be found by visiting harrisdaleshs.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 Everal Eaton, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9397 8000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Everal on 0401 497 144.
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 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 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
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 Monday, 16 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.