Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH851096
Are you a passionate K-6 teacher motivated to work as part of a team committed to promoting excellence in teaching and learning? Do you have an interest in or specific expertise in working with students with EAL/D background and/or from different nationalities?
Parkwood Primary School (PS) are seeking to establish a pool enthusiastic, and passionate Kindergarten to Year 6 teachers with growth mindsets for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies in our Intensive English Centre (IEC) which may arise up to the end of Term 2, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time up to the end of Term 2, 2024.
Parkwood PS is committed to a culture of high expectations where every staff member, regardless of position, is focused on learning success for every student, working as part of a motivated team and presenting a high level of professionalism.
The desired applicants should be highly collaborative educators who impact student outcomes and can create a positive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment that focuses on every student achieving high standards. Suitable applicants should exhibit strong knowledge of pedagogy and classroom management strategies and be able to demonstrate through experience or interest a command of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) strategies to support second language learners. Suitable applicants will ideally have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with parents and carers from various cultural backgrounds.
In addition to the teaching component of this role, we are looking for teachers who see the value of connecting with other staff and the leadership team to promote a school culture focused on continuous reflection, feedback, and improvement. They should have a positive outlook, value others and actively foster an inclusive team environment across the school. A proven commitment to leadership roles, showing initiative, and being an engaged member of school teams is highly desirable.
Parkwood PS opened in 1975 and is at the eastern end of the Fremantle-Peel Education District. The school sits adjacent to Lynwood Senior High School. Our students enjoy quality facilities, equipment, and resources to enhance their learning experiences.
Formerly one of the largest primary schools in Western Australia, demographic changes have resulted in a student enrolment of approximately 590 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, including just over 50 students in the Intensive English Centre.
The Intensive English Centre (IEC) addresses the needs of refugees and other children with little or no English. The IEC provides these children with a nurturing environment to develop written and spoken English proficiency. Some arrive with no prior education. After 12 to 18 months, when these children have developed sufficient skills to participate effectively in mainstream schooling, they enrol in their local school. As Parkwood PS is one of only seven primary schools in Western Australia with an IEC, our students are drawn from a broad section of the southeast metropolitan area.
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 Parkwood Primary School can be found by visiting parkwoodprimaryschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Sheri Evans, Principal by telephoning (08) 9235 1400 or emailing Sheri.Evans@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Sheri Evans on 0414 703 933
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 four (4) 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 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.
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 requirements.
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 Wednesday, 11 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.