Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH850004
This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2024
Riva Primary School (PS) is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Primary Music Specialist Teacher to join our friendly team. Music education has the potential to transform lives, and, at Riva PS we believe that our students deserve a quality, ongoing music education to reach their potential and thrive.
The successful applicant will join our Music education team, with responsibility for classes across year levels, potentially from Kindergarten – Year 6. The successful applicant should be committed to promoting Music education and fostering student engagement in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Ideally, the successful applicant will possess a comprehensive knowledge of the Arts (Music) Western Australian Curriculum, and professional knowledge and practices that integrate movement and singing into teaching and learning to develop a deep understanding of musical language and skills for all students, including those with diverse learning needs.
The successful applicant will ideally show awareness and experience of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics movement-based approach to Music education, and a willingness to further develop their skills and knowledge in this pedagogical framework. Kodály-inspired experience in the Primary context, including the use of the moveable doh solfa system, will also be highly regarded.
The successful applicant should be motivated, energetic and possess the qualities to promote excellence, build effective teams and implement innovative curriculum. They will ideally possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with our specialist teacher team.
Riva PS opened our doors in 2022 and is inclusive to all, including more than 80 students with disabilities. At Riva, students are valued, supported, nurtured and celebrated to achieve their personal best. Our school continues to grow, alongside our wonderful community, and in 2024, we will welcome 750 students, and more than 100 staff, including highly talented teachers, inclusive education assistants and allied professionals who make a difference for every student in every classroom, every day.
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 Riva Primary School can be found by visiting rivaps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Aaron Chaplin, Principal by telephoning 0427 160 221 or emailing Aaron.Chaplin@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Aaron Chaplin on 0427 160 221.
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 five (5) 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;
- 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 Monday, 23 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.