Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA846928
Please be advised as of Wednesday 11 October 2023, the tenure of this position has been amended and the closing date of this position has been extended.
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Are you seeking a challenging, exciting and professionally stimulating role focused on quality teaching and learning?
Geraldton Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated, talented, and innovative Program Coordinator - Mathematics, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the key responsibility of developing a culture of high-quality teaching and leadership in an environment of change.
The successful applicant will provide a leadership role across the school in developing and implementing a whole school approach to student learning through the Mathematics context. You will be responsible for the planning, actioning, and reviewing of the Mathematics learning area, as well as developing strategies and learning programs that promote engagement by students, resulting in improved learning outcomes.
You will be responsible for ensuring effective processes are in place to support the effective management and wellbeing of staff and students. As the leader, you will ideally have the ability to utilise your skills to encourage and support innovation in classroom practice, to analyse and use student performance data to inform and guide teaching and learning and use technology to stimulate learning and communication.
You will lead staff to engage effectively in performance management and classroom observation, with a strong focus on developing consistent practices across the Mathematics learning area and developing CMS skills in teacher practice. As a leader, you will value feedback and utilise it to improve student performance and inform teaching. Key aspects of the role will be to lead, support and celebrate exceptional classroom practices and ensure high quality teaching occurs in a learning area that continues to develop integrated, personalised, authentic, and relevant learning experiences for students.
You will ensure that high impact teaching strategies, and explicit teaching is used in Mathematics as well as be able to lead your staff in understanding culturally responsive practice and trauma informed practices.
Our belief is that every student is unique with experience, learning styles and goals. Our highly experienced teaching and support staff are passionate about the learning and development of students. We encourage critical thinking and problem solving and promote positive behaviour by embedding our values of 'Respect, Responsibility and Doing Your Best' in all curriculum activities. We promote effective teaching by utilising relevant real-life examples and experiences so that students can relate to the work they do and are better prepared after they successfully complete their schooling.
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 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 Geraldton Senior High School can be found by visiting geraldtonshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Rhonda George-Kennedy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8400 or emailing Rhonda.Kennedy@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Rhonda Kennedy on 0407 212 442.
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
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.
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable 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, 27 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.