Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP849458
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Kojonup District High School (DHS) is looking for a passionate and committed Deputy Principal to join our experienced team of educators.
In collaboration with the Principal and other members of the administrative team, the Deputy Principal provides educational leadership in the school and community by developing and promoting the school vision, Growth through Learning and encouraging school staff, parents and community members to share ownership of this vision and school priorities. The Deputy Principal contributes to the development and implementation of the school business plan through participative decision making, including the implementation of strategic plan priorities, incorporating the development of policy, establishing and maintaining operational systems and cost centre management. A key aspect of the role includes facilitating workforce effectiveness and performance management of staff.
The successful applicant will be future focussed thinkers who will lead the school improvement agenda in areas of strategic intent in order to achieve school vision. Applicants who are highly data literate and able to drive data review processes and continuous improvement planning will be highly regarded.
A proven record of successfully leading sustainable change and improvement in pedagogy is sought by the panel, along with strengths in student engagement, positive behaviour support processes and restorative practice. The ability to lead intervention processes, case management of challenging behaviour and trauma informed practice knowledge would be beneficial.
Instructional coaching experience would be highly regarded and the ability to foster ongoing staff professional growth in impactful pedagogy in the secondary school is crucial. Implementing a teaching and learning framework, along with Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Student Services management is integral to this role.
At Kojonup DHS we aim to educate the whole child so they can embrace the future with integrity, compassion and a love for lifelong learning. Our school offers a calm natural environment with well-resourced classrooms. Children are nurtured, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential. We have a strong sense of community and a commitment to provide an education that addresses the academic, artistic, social, physical and emotional development of all the children at our school.
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 Kojonup District High School can be found by visiting www.kojonupdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Sharon Poett, Principal by telephoning 08 9831 3300 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Sharon Poett - Principal on 0428 214 120
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 three (3) page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for three (3) 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:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- 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 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;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 20 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.