Please note as of Friday the 22nd of September, at 3pm, the closing date for this advert was amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH847732
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Melville Senior High School (MSHS) are seeking a dynamic Teacher of English to join their friendly team.
The successful applicant should possess an excellent knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and be able to teach students of varying ability levels across Years 7 to 12 in a highly engaging manner.
Ideally, the successful applicant will be dynamic, dedicated and a highly motivated educator with the ability to develop high quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of our students. The successful applicant should have a strong knowledge of teaching strategies to support literacy skill development and strong performance in National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). At Melville SHS we are committed to improving the literacy skills of our students in lower school to support their achievement across the Year 7 to 10 curriculum and ensure their success in General and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) level courses in Senior School. Strong knowledge and skills in the effective integration of innovative and engaging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based technologies and cooperative learning and instructional strategies is highly desirable.
The successful applicant will be highly committed and collaborative and possess a strong ability to work effectively with our dedicated English team. The successful applicant will actively participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on their own teaching practice to enhance student engagement and to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching. They will work in collaboration with the Head of Learning Area and the English team to lead strategies and identified initiatives in English that continue to drive a culture of ongoing improvement in relation to student engagement, classroom teaching and student performance across Years 7 to 12.
Melville SHS is committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care. We provide opportunities for aspirant teacher leaders and we are firmly committed to building the capacity of emerging leaders across our school. Highly effective teaching and success for all students is at the heart of our purpose at Melville SHS and suitable applicants will share our passion for achieving this purpose.
Melville SHS is a vibrant multi-cultural school which aims to provide students with a world class educational experience. This is achieved through the provision of opportunities for intellectual, physical, creative and social development through high quality teaching and strong pastoral care relationships. The school offers students access to our highly regarded programs including an academic Gifted and Talented Selective Entrance Program. Melville SHS has Approved Specialist Programs in Aviation Studies, Graphic Design Media, and Netball in addition to a school-based merit-selected Academic Extension Course and Music in Focus program. We are also an Intensive English Centre and offer an International Fee-Paying Student program.
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 Melville Senior High School can be found by visiting www.melville.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
Please contact Samantha Steele, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 6274 1300 or emailing Sam.Glazier@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Samantha Steele on 0466 456 363.
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 (3) 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;
- 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 Friday, 13 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.