Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH851494
This is a permanent 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?
Hedland Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Teacher to join our high-quality regional school
Teachers and School Administrators employed at Hedland Senior High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 (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.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you inspired to teach young people about critical thinking, and problem solving, applications into the real world, and more? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
Discover the magic of Western Australia’s North West, 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 supportive, 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.
About the role
In HASS, students gain a greater understanding of the world around them, through subjects such as History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. Each topic program is designed based on the relevant curriculum documents and on the interests of the students. This will enable the successful applicant to teach engaging and relevant programs which students enjoy and do well in.
Teachers in Hedland SHS are focused on creating outstanding outcomes for students and empowering every student who enters our classrooms. We are a collaborative team who are close knit and supportive in a way that only a high-quality regional school can be. Our practice is data driven to ensure year on year improvement for our students
We are committed to providing cutting edge professional learning for our staff, and partnership with schools across the country to create programs that provide students with the greatest opportunities academically. Additionally, we support our students to become confident leaders and powerful members of our local community. The strength of diversity in language and culture at our school is unmatched and will offer new experiences to teachers at all levels.
The ideal teacher
In addition to the above attributes, the successful applicant will ideally be skilled in the following areas:
- a high level of engagement with parents, carers, and the wider community
- a strong understanding of restorative practices, classroom management strategies and the positive behaviour in school’s model
- a broad understanding of Literacy and Numeracy strategies; the English and Mathematics curriculum across all phases of learning
- a keen understanding of student needs, how they learn, and the ability to engage, extend and challenge them
- a commitment to excellence in teaching, willingness to engage in regular self-reflection and professional learning designed to take your career to the next level
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.
The Location and Community
Locally, Hedland is a vibrant, thriving community where you can really get that small town feel – you’ll get to know your neighbours and there won’t be a trip to the shops where you don’t see someone you know. With world class sporting facilities, a theatre, thriving arts and culture scene, historical sites and ancient Aboriginal culture, Hedland offers diversity and uniqueness. There is a vast range of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops with brilliant food and drink, plus a range of festivals and events throughout the year showcasing the best of the Pilbara.
For more information about Port Hedland visit Destination – Port Hedland. HSHS Facebook
Working at Hedland Senior High School provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210 per year
- Locality allowance of $3 976 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000
- Free relocation
- Subsidised GROH accommodation
- 11 Percent employer contributions to superannuation
- Weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Air conditioning subsidy
- Travel concessions
- Optical aids subsidy
- Return Flights to Perth or another Regional centre
In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered.
We will consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
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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 prior service.
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 (08) 9158 1900 or emailing email@example.com. For specific information about the teaching requirements, please contact Associate Principal, Stephanie McDonald, directly on 0466564353 or emailing Stephanie.McDonald@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Polly Harcourt on (08) 9158 1900
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 two (2) 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 two (2) 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 Friday, 6 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.