Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH848883
Lake Grace District High School (DHS) are seeking to establish a pool of dynamic and enthusiastic Primary Teachers 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 Lake Grace DHS 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
This role will suit someone who is relationship-focused, highly motivated, and passionate about creating exciting, culturally responsive learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
Suitable applicants will ideally be conscientious and dedicated Primary Teachers with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. You should be highly reflective about your teaching practice and committed to evidence-based decision making and differentiation. Suitable applicants will ideally possess a proven knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and experience in delivering positive outcomes for students – whether on practicum or from past teaching experiences.
Suitable applicants will ideally have the professional knowledge, practices and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant curriculum using a positive, student-focused approach, and have proven success working with students across a range of ability levels, including multi-age/split year groups. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to liaise with colleagues, parents, and external networks to establish strong community partnerships, are highly desirable. Suitable applicants will ideally be relationship focused implementing school wellbeing programs and supporting the school’s wellbeing focus within your classroom. You should be enthusiastic, seeking opportunities for feedback and support from your peers, and have the proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
As a member of our school teaching team, suitable applicants will be expected to implement effective and engaging learning programs that align with the whole school approach. You will work collaboratively with other staff to develop and refine whole school approaches for curriculum delivery, contributing actively and positively to the collaborative learning teams. Experience and knowledge in Talk 4 Writing and use of Paul Swan and Diana Rigg resources is desirable but not essential.
Lake Grace DHS is a proud Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The school has a strong emphasis on student success, with a vision to be both inspirational and aspirational for the students and community in which we serve. Behaviour is exemplary and academic standards are high. We are currently undergoing a significant school improvement process with an aim to become one of the state’s leading District High Schools. Our school has an experienced and dedicated staff committed to continually updating their skills and knowledge and is supported by a competent and hard-working support staff and leadership team.
The Location and Community
Located in the Great Southern Wheatbelt, Lake Grace DHS is set in a vibrant and progressive rural community. Lake Grace has many popular attractions, including historical museums, cultural story trails, public art displays, beautiful salt lakes, unusual rock formations and beautiful wildflower walks.
For more information about Lake Grace visit Lake Grace Visitor Centre.
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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 Lake Grace District High School can be found by visiting www.lakegracedhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Kerrianne Mills, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Lake Grace, by telephoning (08) 9865 4500 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Kerrianne Mills on 0427 909 198.
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 three (3) 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 Friday, 13 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.