Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH861506
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
A great opportunity to grow, develop and excel in a supportive school community!
Dowerin District High School (DHS) is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic teacher of Secondary Mathematics to engage our Year 7-10 students in all aspects of the Mathematics learning area.
There are several initiatives in place to support the successful applicant including mentoring, access to a Mathematics HOLA (Head of Learning Area), and moderation opportunities.
The successful applicant will be a conscientious and dedicated teacher who strives to create positive, respectful, and productive relationships with students, parents and staff. They should utilise their comprehensive knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum to teach students operating at multiple levels of competence; differentiating the curriculum to extend the learning of all students, providing timely and constructive feedback, and creating an engaging and rigorous learning environment. Ideally, this person will be able to employ an evidence-based approach to inform planning.
To be successful in this position, the person should be highly organised, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Additionally, they should have the ability to effectively employ technology and work constructively as part of a team. They would also be resourceful and pursue excellence in their practice through self-reflection, engagement with professional learning and school-based performance improvement strategies. A willingness to engage in the delivery of teaching and learning in a second curriculum area would be desirable. Both experienced teachers and graduates are encouraged to apply.
Set in the heart of the Wheatbelt, Dowerin lies 156km northeast of Perth where, upon arrival, you will be greeted by Rusty our tin dog who stands guard at the Western entrance to town proudly representing the spirit and ingenuity of this small rural community. Dowerin DHS has been an Independent Public School since 2013. The school is extremely well resourced; classes are well equipped with interactive whiteboards, 1:1 computers and a bank of iPads available to complement learning. There are a range of digital and concrete resources, and well-kept grounds that provide addition learning spaces. Small classes, excellent behaviour and a supportive community make this a great place to teach and live.
For more information about Dowerin visit www.dowerin.wa.gov.au
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 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 Dowerin District High School can be found by visiting www.dowerindhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Barbara Garner, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dowerin, by telephoning (08) 9631 1030 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- 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 Monday, 27 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.