Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA849638
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, 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?
Exciting opportunity to lead as a part of our exceptional High School in Western Australia’s beautiful Pilbara region.
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a passionate and innovative Program Coordinator – Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) to continue to strengthen the Quality Teaching supporting Learning (QTL) agenda in their high-quality regional school.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you inspired to work alongside like-minded leaders to develop and lead whole school initiatives delivering quality curriculum? Can lead the inclusion of literacy, numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities at a whole school level, and mentor your peers to incorporate the use of data to inform practice and improve outcomes for our students. Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
Discover the magic of Western Australia’s Northwest, 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 safe and 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 Program Coordinator - HALT, in collaboration with the senior leadership team will be responsible for improving learning outcomes through quality curriculum, through Teaching for Impact, including the incorporation of literacy, numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities incorporating the use of data to inform practice and improve outcomes for our students. A fundamental aspect of this role will be to support the development of innovative classroom practices and provide leadership to academic staff in providing integrated, differentiated, personalised, authentic and relevant learning experiences for students.
Under the leadership of the executive team, the suitable applicant will lead the development of the Hedland Instructional Framework, and use established and agreed improvement strategies to implement effective Quality Teaching and Learning practices across all Learning Areas.
The Program Coordinator - HALT contributes to the development of the school plan through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems.
Additionally, the role will require:
- classroom teaching – up to 0.6FTE
- instructional leadership
- development of the Hedland Instructional Framework
- development, promotion and collaborative maintenance of the Hedland Senior High School Teaching and Learning Handbook
- mentoring new and experienced staff
- delivering professional learning
- providing feedback to assist teacher proficiency expectations.
- driving a culture of lifelong professional learning and high expectations
- in-class coaching and observations
The Ideal Applicant
Will possess an outstanding ability to demonstrate innovative, bold and creative solutions and a proven track record in working collaboratively to solve complex problems, to ensure year on year improvements in student achievement.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, leadership, diplomacy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ideally possess the ability to lead professional learning with inspiring, engaging, and positive messaging, influencing staff to adopt new and improved practices.
An excellent classroom practitioner and experienced mentor and coach, who is driven to support early-phase and experienced teachers to unpack the Teaching for Impact component of the Quality Teaching strategy.
A highly organised practitioner, and with exceptional collaborative skills, who utilises their cultural proficiency to engage with internal and external stakeholders productively and authentically to meet the needs of all students.
In accordance with the trial of this targeted position, the Principal at the applicant’s substantive work site is encouraged to provide the right of return at the conclusion on the 2 year fixed-term vacancy. Priority is afforded to the backfilling of the successful applicant before their release to the Program Coordinator – HALT.
Existing Level 3 Classroom Teachers (L3CT) or AITSL verified HALTs from other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. The commencing increment for a L3CT or a HALT from another jurisdiction is School Administrator step 3.2 and progress to step 3.3. A L3CT aspirant (where a L3CT or HALT is not available) will commence at School Administrator step 1 and progress to step 3.2.
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 0467 818 346 or emailing email@example.com.
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 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; 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 Monday, 23 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.