Please note that an amendment to the closing date of this advertisement has been made as of 3pm (WST) Wednesday, 4 October 2023
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE847958
Primary, Early Childhood and Education Support is seeking to establish a pool of Principal Education Officers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2023 and 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2023, up to the end of November, 2024.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
A new and exciting opportunity exists for dynamic educators who are looking to make a difference in schools, early childhood and education support. Suitable applicants will research, plan, implement and evaluate specialist teaching and learning services and support in response to the needs of public schools. They will provide professional leadership and coordinated support to regions and schools in relation to school performance, student achievement and educational outcomes.
The work of Statewide Services is underpinned by the Quality Teaching Strategy (QTS) as the Department of Education’s position on effective teaching to support improved teaching practices. The Phonics Initiative and the Centre for Excellence in the Explicit Teaching of Literacy are two key initiatives that sit within the QTS and are the responsibility of the Primary, Early Childhood and Education Support Branch to implement. The role will be within one of these initiatives. Additionally, Principal Education Officers will facilitate opportunities for teachers to access practical support, information, professional learning and resources to assist with the improvement of student achievement in relation to locally identified needs. As Principal Education Officer, you will work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner to productively and respectfully engage stakeholders.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge and understanding of contemporary, evidencebased practices related to teaching and learning and school improvement.
- Demonstrated highly developed skills and extensive experience in developing and implementing successful teaching and learning initiatives, programs, projects or strategies at the school, region, network and/or system level.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and influence change related to teaching and learning.
- Demonstrated highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
- Demonstrated highly developed oral and interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully undertake consultations, collaborations and negotiations with senior officers, school leaders and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated highly developed written communication skills, including experience in preparing reports, briefings and professional learning resources.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Steven Andree, Manager, PECES by telephoning 0499 853 069 or emailing email@example.com
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
- the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
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
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED