Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA863167
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Kalamunda Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an innovative and exceptional educator and leader to take on the role of Head of Learning Area - English and join the dedicated senior leadership team at Kalamunda Senior High School.
The successful applicant should have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with staff, students, parents and the wider community. They should provide effective curriculum leadership in the English Learning area and contribute to the leadership of the school as a school which is inclusive, innovative, high achieving and connected. In particular, they should have experience in analysing data and in leading improvement in student academic achievement.
The school is participating in the Leading Cultures of Teaching Excellence program and the successful applicant will have an opportunity to join in this professional learning and collaborative work across the whole school.
The school also has a Learning Centre to support literacy and numeracy development in the school and students with English as a Second Language and the successful applicant will work together with the Learning Centre Coordinator to provide appropriate support across the whole school.
Kalamunda SHS has an enviable reputation developed over 63 years of providing a quality education to all students. The school is proud of its outstanding achievement in the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts program, which is complemented by excellence in academic achievement, languages (three), a specialist program in Outdoor Education and a newly established school based Performing Arts program.
The school offers a welcoming, positive and supportive environment for all students. There is a strong student services team including Program Coordinators, Year Coordinators, Chaplain, Nurse, and School Psychologists.
Drawing on the hills and surrounding suburbs, the school has proud traditions and a strong sense of community stretching across three generations with many of the students’ parents and grandparents attending the school. Graduates have gone on to excel and take on leadership roles in their chosen fields - notably the arts, medicine, dentistry, engineering, Olympic representation, journalism, entertainment and the public service.
The school lives and breathes its values of Community, Respect, Resilience, Pride and a Love of Learning and is committed to its purpose of developing life-long learners who can realise their full potential. A school wide pedagogy which is engaging, relevant, collaborative and reflective underpins teaching and learning at the 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 Kalamunda Senior High School can be found by visiting kalamundashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Helen Deacon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9293 6400 or emailing Helen.Deacon@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 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 Monday, 4 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED