Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH848197
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.
Working at Northam Primary School (PS) provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- 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
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
About the role
We are seeking energetic, highly motivated and highly skilled Teachers to join our dynamic team. The teacher will consistently reflect on their practice striving to develop to be part of our school team and value add to school improvement. If you are committed to ensuring every moment is a learning opportunity to inspire a love of lifelong learning with our students, you are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will possess a profound understanding of current curriculum and pedagogy with an emphasis of evidenced based practices in explicit teaching techniques, within the teaching of the K-6 programs; Letters and Sounds, Heggerty, Talk for Writing, TopTen Numeracy, and experience in using an explicit phonological spelling program (within Years 3-6). A pedagogical understanding of the Reading Sciences, Rosenshine’s Principles, High Impact Teaching Strategies, Daily Reviews together with Cooperative Learning Strategies is preferred.
A thorough knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National Quality Standards (NQS), the WA curriculum, Brightpath Writing and Numeracy Assessment tools, will be highly valued, as well as demonstrating expertise in the use of data driven practices that enable visible targeted differentiation in meeting the needs of all students. The successful applicants must have a sound knowledge of Aboriginal Education, support the Positive Behaviour in Schools (PBS) program and explicitly use Classroom Management Strategies (CMS).
We are seeking exemplary teachers with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills which underpin professional and positive working relationships with students, staff, parents, agencies and the wider community.
Northam PS caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and currently have just over 300 students. Students come from the local town and the outlying farms and rural properties.
Northam PS fosters a safe and inclusive learning environment; we focus on building positive relationships with students, their parents and carers and with the wider community. The staff, comprising of newly graduated teachers through to teachers with many years of experience and our experienced and dedicated non-teaching staff, work together to develop individual student potential through excellence in education.
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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 Northam Primary School can be found by visiting www.northamps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Mark Donaldson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northam, by telephoning (08) 9621 5700 or emailing Mark.Donaldson@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Mark Donaldson on 0481469201.
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 (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