Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH861927
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Consider living in a vibrant and engaging community, close enough to walk to work and enjoy the local secret waterholes. Wake up to a stunning Pilbara sunrise and discover the wonders of living in the Pilbara!
Tom Price Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a Mathematics and Science Teacher to join their high quality regional school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10, 210 a year
- Locality allowance of $ 3,469 a year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $17, 000 see info below
- 11 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Subsidised accommodation where applicable
- Free relocation
Teachers and School Administrators employed at Tom Price Senior High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $17,000 (pa, gross – to be adjusted pro rata for FTE and tenure).Eligible staff will receive a percentage of this payment on commencement at the school, with the remainder paid at the end of the school year. Staff must remain employed in the location until the end of the school year to be eligible to receive the second payment.
The ARI payment is in addition to other incentives that may apply in this school.
About the role
As a member of the teaching team at Tom Price SHS you will develop authentic and rich learning tasks, work with students to develop goals, apply a range of instruction and explicit teaching incorporating current and emerging technologies to meet the needs of our students. We display a commitment to excellence and can establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment using a restorative approach that focuses on responsibility, building resilience and self-confidence.
To be successful, you will ideally be student and relationship focused teacher who is highly motivated, innovative and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as possessing an engaging teaching style. The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to successfully apply their knowledge of the Mathematics and Science Western Australian Curriculum for Years 7 to Year 12.
You will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You should build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students. We are looking for someone performance driven who uses evidence based decision-making skills.
Our vision is to inspire students to embrace their diversity and be passionate about learning in order to achieve their personal best.
We are committed to the values that we believe are essential in achieving the best possible outcomes for all students attending Tom Price Senior High School. Our school vision is underpinned by the following school values Personal Best – Integrity – Respect.
We have a positive approach to learning and encourage each student to strive hard in their pursuit of excellence by aiming to attain their highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling. We advance student learning based on our belief that all students have the capacity to learn and to achieve higher levels of learning.
We have high expectations that each member of our school community will acquire and practice on an ongoing basis a discipline of moral behaviour and belief. We expect all members of the school community to be honest and to be trustworthy.
We expect all members of our school community to care for self, others, the environment and to value property, be it communal or personal. This extends to being considerate and to treat others with dignity, accept diversity and individual.
The location and community
Tom Price sits on the doorstep of one of Australia's most awe-inspiring adventure playgrounds - Karijini National Park. Here, you can climb, swim or gaze into the depths of 100 metre chasms, revealing four billion years of the Earth's history and some of the oldest rocks on the planet.
A two hour flight from Perth to Paraburdoo puts you one hour's drive or coach ride from Tom Price. Driving south from Port Hedland will take you just over five hours or, allow three days if you're doing the road trip from Perth.
Tom Price is nestled in the Hamersley Ranges, at the foot of Mount Nameless, a 40 minute drive from Karijini. That makes it a popular base for those seeking an alternative to camping in the national park, and there are guided tours departing Tom Price that will show you its thrills and iconic landscapes.
The real beauty of Karijini is that its treasures are within easy reach. Pull into a car park, walk 50 metres and see waterfalls rushing down canyons into rock pools. Fortescue Falls cascades all year round at Dales Gorge, where a cooling dip awaits you at the end of a walk to Fern Pool and Circular Pool. Nearby, Weano Gorge invites the more adventurous into its winding narrow gorges to 'The Centre of the Earth'.
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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 Tom Price Senior High School can be found by visiting www.tompriceshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.
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 Michele Walker, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Tom Price, by telephoning (08) 9188 3650 or emailing Michele.Walker@education.wa.edu.au
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 two (2) 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 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.
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 Tuesday, 28 November, 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.