Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH845855
Girrawheen Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of English 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.
Suitable applicants should possess a sound understanding of the English Curriculum and Senior School English courses. Applicants will ideally have the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding to prepare students for National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and online literacy and numeracy assessment (OLNA). Candidates who have capacity to teach Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be highly regarded. We are seeking applicants who have proven abilities in learning program planning and instructional practice to facilitate improved student outcomes.
Suitable applicants should be able to provide engaging, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences. The learning environment you create should be differentiated, challenging, caring and creative, while catering for a range of needs that sees all students progressing and achieving. You should be able to utilise evidence-based teaching practices whilst employing a range of assessment and reporting methods.
You will ideally support the implementation of the school business plan, work and teach in a team environment, and be committed to whole school approaches and initiatives. The successful applicant should be able to build and maintain a positive learning environment therefore effective classroom management is highly regarded in this role.
As the suitable applicant, you should actively participate in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on your classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching and ongoing improvement. You will ideally be able to articulate a clear vision that complements and supports the school’s excellent culture in teaching and learning.
At Girrawheen SHS, we not only strongly believe in achieving academic success, but also the development of a well-rounded individual who genuinely comprehends the importance of contributing positively to society. To this end, we offer a wealth of opportunities to provide every student with a pathway to a successful future. In 2021, Girrawheen SHS was named in the top four schools in the State, as a finalist for WA Secondary School of the Year in the WA Education Awards. In 2022, Girrawheen SHS was awarded the Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Secondary) Award.
Our school has a strong focus on improving student academic achievement so that our students may enter the world as well-equipped as possible to pursue any opportunity that may become available. We provide an ATAR pathway which has seen students achieve prestigious State Distinction and Merit Awards and State Subject Excellence Awards. Our School's median ATAR score consistently performs significantly higher than scores achieved by like-schools. We work with a whole school approach towards improving numeracy and literacy levels amongst our students.
Our team of teaching and support staff work together to provide a safe, positive, and engaging learning environment for all students. We employ strategies which are supportive and inclusive. Girrawheen Senior High School teaching staff includes the 2021 WA Premier's Secondary Teacher of the Year, Charan Pabla, who works within the Science learning area.
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 Girrawheen Senior High School can be found by visiting girrawheenshs.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 Deepal Karman, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9247 0505 or emailing Deepal.Shah@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Deepal Karman on 0467 852 800.
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 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 Friday, 13 October 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.