Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH851550
Are you ready for an Ocean-Outback adventure whilst developing your career in education?
Exciting opportunity for to teach in Western Australia’s beautiful Pilbara region.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you inspired to teach young people with a range of abilities, life skills, literacy and numeracy aligned with their personal interests? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
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.
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
‘Together We Achieve’ - We plan for every student to be a successful learner!
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, 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.
Hedland SHS is seeking a hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative Education Support teacher for our Success Program as part of the BHP Pilbara Education Partnership.
The Success Program provides students with extensive wraparound support for their wellbeing and academic achievement. The program consists of students with complex needs who require strategic planning to support their skills in emotional self-regulation and improving attendance. The aim of the program is to create a clear pathway for students into further training or employment through functional literacy and numeracy skill development, while supporting their social and emotional needs.
The suitable applicants will provide high quality and relevant learning experiences for a small cohort of students at a range of year levels and abilities. They will develop and implement interventions, through individual programs that meet the academic, vocational and wellbeing needs of each student.
The Success Program staff work collaboratively across a range of classes and contexts to ensure there are positive outcomes for students engaged in the program. Staff combine their expertise and support one another to develop programs and implement interventions to support students to achieve.
The Ideal Applicant
The suitable applicants will ideally have proven outstanding behaviour management skills in a PBS environment and the ability to inspire students. They will have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating genuine care and consideration for students’ individual needs, building a positive and safe learning environment. An ability to establish and maintain networks, fostering positive relationships with students, families and community, is essential.
The suitable applicants will ideally have experience in developing and implementing data-driven Individual Learning Plans, Functional Behaviour Assessments, and other targeted planning. Knowledge of the ABLES Curriculum, ASDAN, (Authority Developed Workplace Learning) Senior Secondary Courses (such as Preliminary Units for English and Mathematics) and understanding of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Units of Competencies, would be advantageous.
A capacity to work effectively with Education Assistants, AIEOs, Student Support Officers, and the Success Program team will be essential in working to support the needs of our students
Success Program staff are given regular opportunities to access targeted professional learning building their capacity in supporting students at risk, focusing on academic, behavioural, social and emotional wellbeing intervention programs.
Primary and Education Support trained teachers and psychologists/social workers with teaching diplomas encouraged to apply.
Why work at our School?
Hedland SHS, located in the beautiful Pilbara, is an Independent Public School catering for students from Years 7 to 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 and 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. We are an exceptionally well-resourced school with extensive community and industry support.
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 for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits 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 to Hedland
- Subsidised GROH accommodation
- GROH furniture
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Air conditioning subsidy
- Travel concessions / Return flights to Perth or other regional centre
- Optical aids subsidy
- Additional sick leave
For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 9264 5154.
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 or HSHS Facebook
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
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, Steph McDonald, directly on 0466564353 or email 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 Monday, 16 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.