Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH848440
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Although this vacancy is listed to commence Term 1, 2024, we will happily negotiate an earlier commencement date. Applicants available in 2023 are encouraged to apply (however to be eligble for the ARI payment, applicants must commence in 2024).
The Western Australian College of Agriculture – Cunderdin is seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic English teacher to join their friendly team of teaching staff.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 see info below
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- subsidised accommodation where applicable
- free relocation
Teachers and school administrators employed at Western Australian College of Agriculture – Cunderdin in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 (pa, gross – to be adjusted pro rata for FTE and tenure). Eligible staff will receive a percentage of this payment on commencement at the school, with the remainder paid at the end of the school year. Staff must remain employed in the location until the end of the school year to be eligible to receive the second payment.
The ARI payment is in addition to other incentives that may apply in this school.
We are seeking to employ a dedicated teacher to continue the development of, and improve, the student capacity in literacy at the senior secondary level. The successful applicant will be committed to maximising the engagement, progress and success of all students. A thorough knowledge of English and the capacity to teach senior secondary courses in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be highly regarded
The successful applicant be flexible and adaptive, able to apply the strategies to differentiate lessons where necessary, utilise evidence-based instructional models to ensure students have ownership and accountability of their individual learning journey and progress.A thorough knowledge of senior secondary English curriculum is essential, possessing initiative to engage and extend ATAR students. Highly developed interpersonal skills focused on collaboration, building and maintaining positive relationships are essential. The ability to integrate studies of Agriculture and the capacity to teach in an Agricultural College context will be desirable.
The WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin provides Year 11 and 12 students with a unique educational experience focused on innovation and excellence named WA Small Training Provider of the Year in 2023. The College is located adjacent to the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin, 160kms east of Perth.
Students are offered the opportunity to achieve the best possible educational outcomes within the context of a commercially operating farm, state of the art trade training workshops and a 134 bed residential facility.
Our students have access to flexible pathways setting them up for successful careers in agriculture and related industries. Individual learning abilities are well catered for with carefully selected course offerings across the trade training and curriculum areas. Graduates from the College are equipped with the skills to become successful, well-rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to their community.
Further information about WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin can be found by visiting our Facebook page, Instagram page, our website or Schools Online.
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.
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
You are encouraged to contact Kelsey Berbari, Associate Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cunderdin by telephoning (08) 9635 2100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Kelsey Berbari on 0424 947 824.
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 maximum 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 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
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.