Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA862584
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Are you committed to achieving excellence?
Armadale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint an innovative and engaging Head of Learning Area - Design and Technology.
As the Head of Learning Area - Design and Technology you will in in collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and encouraging school staff, volunteers from the community and others to share ownership of the school’s vision and goals in respect of the relevant area of responsibility. You will have accountability for the effective daily management of a designated area of responsibility, which is usually a specific subject or group of subjects and retain a teaching role.
As the successful applicant you provide professional leadership to specialist subject teachers or others in the school who teach within the area of Technology and Enterprise and provides up-to-date information on relevant specialist curriculum issues. You will liaise with students and parents of students studying in Design and Technology placing considerable focus on providing advice about course options and selections.
The successful applicant will ideally have a high level of interpersonal and public relations skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes at Armadale SHS. It would also be highly advantageous for the applicant to have automotive and/or engineering experience and a certificate IV in TAE (Training and Assessment).
Armadale SHS is an Independent Public School dedicated to providing students from Year 7 to Year 12 with strong academic achievement and positive engagement. We aim to provide every student with a positive learning experience through our commitment to knowing every child, and our innovative practices.
At Armadale SHS we stand by the values that we are engaged learners, respectful, accepting, and safe. These values are an intrinsic part of our curriculum and central to our school's culture. We believe in our students and recognise that each is an individual to be welcomed and respected. Our passionate staff are committed to providing a high standard of education to the young people in our community. Every decision made in our planning relates directly to improving student outcomes. These decisions respond to community needs and the emotional, academic and social development of our students. Applicants are encouraged to examine the school’s new Business Plan available on our website.
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 Armadale Senior High School can be found by visiting www.ashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Steven Wolfenden, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9497 6400 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV 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;
- 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 Thursday, 30 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED