Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH846714
We are seeking to establish a pool 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.
As an Independent Public School, Balcatta Primary School (PS) will be seeking to sustain and grow our reputation for excellence through quality teaching and learning programs. This will be achieved through the employment of committed and collaborative staff who are dedicated to supporting whole school and systemic priorities. Suitable applicants will ideally be organised, explicit in their practice, employ excellent communication skills and have strength in building positive relationships to improve student outcomes. The ability to work as a team and adapt to current whole school priorities in Literacy and Numeracy is highly desirable. These include, Talk For Writing, BrightPath Assessment, Synthetic Phonics and a hands-on approach to Mathematics.
We are a school of 270 students, continuing to grow in the coming years and looking for positive and productive staff who can support our school culture. Balcatta PS staff are encouraged to take on leadership roles and commit to the development of a strong, responsive professional learning community. Thus, applicants who show a commitment to leading improvement in areas that research demonstrates makes an impact on student outcomes, will be looked on favourably.
We empower reflective practice through classroom observations and feedback. Suitable applicants will ideally possess an ability to use this information with a focus on Visible learning to improve their practice. We are looking for applicants who have strong cross-curriculum understandings and specific knowledge and application of ICT and the Technologies curriculum. Suitable applicants should display the use of exemplary student-centred and evidence-based high impact teaching practices that result in progress and achievement for all students.
Knowledge of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) and delivering differentiated programs to support language acquisition will be highly regarded. Applicants should display the ability to manage students at risk, develop Individual Education and Behaviour Plans (IEP’s and BMP’s) and implement research-based strategies to meet the students’ needs at all levels.
Applicants who desire to teach in the early years should support an approach to purposeful play-based learning that seeks to achieve specific outcomes for individual students through careful planning, deliberate and explicit learning goals and intentional teaching. They will ideally show a strong knowledge and commitment to the outcomes of the West Australian (WA) Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework with the National Quality Standards embedded in the learning environment.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
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 Balcatta Primary School can be found by visiting balcattaprimary.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 Peter Gates, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9253 4900 or emailing Peter.Gates@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period only please contact Peter Gates on 0458 659 649
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 four (4) 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 Tuesday, 26 September 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.