Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH848867
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Are you looking for an ocean outback adventure, whilst working in a highly supportive and collaborative learning environment?
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dynamic and passionate Student Engagement and Support Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you inspired to support the social and emotional well-being and academic success of young people in a collaborative, and exceptionally supportive working environment? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
Discover the magic of Western Australia’s North West, where the red dirt truly gets under your skin. Each weekend you could be off on a new adventure, with some of WA’s most iconic attractions right on your doorstep. Explore WA’s rugged coastline, where you’ll find plenty of fishing, crabbing and even whale watching. Or why not head inland and explore half billion-year-old gorges in Karijini? It’s practically down the road.
Living in Hedland means being part of a vibrant community, where you can excel in your career while enjoying a diverse, multicultural town, with ancient Aboriginal heritage from our, Kariyarra people, a thriving arts and culture scene, stunning landscapes, and a down-to-earth lifestyle
You’ll also get to work in a school which prides itself in supporting its staff to provide students with a supportive, inclusive environment where they can thrive. Our school is like its own community, a positive working environment where your colleagues are more like your friends.
Meet with us to find out more about our growing movement of leaders creating opportunity and lifestyle in the Pilbara.
About the Role
The Teacher – Student Engagement and Support ensures all students are supported in their schooling with a particular focus on academic, emotional, behavioural and cognitive engagement. With effective communication, and liaison with both internal and external stakeholders, the successful applicants will be responsible for building strong rapport and relationships with students, staff, and parents/caregivers. A focus of the role is on triage, case involvement and case management.
Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator – Student Support, the Teacher – Student Engagement and Support, will operate in a fast-paced and responsive work environment. The successful applicants would ideally be exceptionally organised - keeping accurate records and analyse system and school data to inform future practices. Using Student Attendance Reporting (SAR), Compass Chronicle and Attendance modules, amongst other data tools, the Teacher – Student Engagement and Support will implement social and emotional learning programs.
As a culturally responsive teacher, with a high emotional intelligence, the Teacher – Student Engagement and Support would provide mentorship for students with complex behavioural and emotional support needs. The successful applicants will ideally possess professional integrity, using their understanding of both departmental and school policies to work autonomously throughout the school day to achieve planned outcomes in line with the Student Support Operational Plan and Hedland SHS Business Plan.
The Ideal Applicant
The successful applicants should have a deep belief that a positive school culture will support every student to consistently display positive and respectful behaviour. As an excellent classroom practitioner, you will support early-phase teachers to refine their classroom management skills within a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) environment. With excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will ideally lead year group assemblies with inspiring, engaging, and positive messaging, influencing staff and students. You should be trauma-informed and possess the ability to self-regulate and manage escalated situations with clarity and reason, resulting in educative outcomes.
As highly organised practitioners, and with your exceptional collaborative skills, you will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support case management for your cohort. Your proven ability to support student leadership will ensure your cohort learns effective communication, citizenship, community collaboration and decision-making.
We will consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits 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
- Travel concessions
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
- Optical aids subsidy
Hedland SHS, located in the Pilbara, is an Independent Public School catering for students from Year 7 to Year 12. Our school prides itself on the staff's commitment to a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect and responsibility. These values underpin our philosophy at Hedland SHS. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour & performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students and staff to achieve success.
The school has worked hard to build a positive reputation for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the exceptional support for staff development and professional growth, and for its high standards of achievement.
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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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting hedlandshs.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:
You are encouraged to contact Polly Harcourt, Human Resources Officer for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning 0467818346 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific information about the teaching requirement, please contact Associate Principal, Stephanie McDonald, directly on 0466 564 353 or emailing Stephanie.McDonald@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 two (2) 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 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.
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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
- 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 Wednesday, 27 September 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.