Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA851311
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Kinross College will expand to commence its first Year 11 cohort in 2024 and Year 12 in 2025 and we are now looking to add additional staff eager and enthusiastic to help shape this new era for the college.
Kinross College is seeking a Head of Department (HOD) – HASS who will be a key member of the college leadership team. The successful applicant will have the capacity to provide educational leadership across the HASS learning area and broader school community.
They will be responsible for developing and leading an effective team of teachers focussed on providing high quality teaching and learning through curriculum planning and lesson delivery. They will provide curriculum leadership and coordinate the planning, teaching, learning, and monitoring of students to ensure a wide range of explicit teaching and learning strategies.
The successful applicant should have strong interpersonal skills, be a person who strives to excel and someone who is able advance the Learning Area team to achieve great outcomes. The successful applicant will ideally have a detailed knowledge of the Australian and Western Australian Curriculum for HASS. Future innovation within the learning area will be highly regarded and supported where there is a clear benefit to students.
The College offers a variety of high-performance programs for students to develop their talents and engage and increase engagement such as - Basketball, Soccer, Netball specialist programs and Aviation Studies. The curriculum is supported through strong links with industry leaders including the AMA. The Harry Potter themed room supports and extends student literacy and problem-solving capacities via a variety of classes and courses. The College academic extension and acceleration program is highly regarded, with placement into the program highly sought after due to its ongoing success in producing high performing students achieving excellent outcomes.
Kinross College incorporates a model of Explicit Instruction as our chosen pedagogy; with a school wide professional learning program in place, applicants should be willing to engage in this Model. The expectation is every teacher is delivering explicit teaching strategies and utilising formative assessment and data analysis to provide quality and effective teaching practices that target students’ needs. To be successful, you should ideally be a student and relationship focused teacher who is highly motivated, innovative, and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as exhibiting an engaging and energetic teaching style.
Kinross College is committed to the education, both academically and socially for every student and instils our RISE key qualities of RESPECT, INSPIRE, SUPPORT and EXCEL.
Kinross College has had expanding numbers over recent years and is the preferred public-school option. The college continues to upgrade its facilities, which support the future expansion in years 11 and 12. The college accepts TAFE International students and plays a vital role in supporting these students academically and socially into their new education system.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Kinross College can be found by visiting kinrosscollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Mrs Dale Beaton, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9233 6700 or emailing Dale.Beaton@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Dale Beaton on 0400 282 284.
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia.
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment.
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
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