Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH863556
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $13,730 per year
- Locality allowance of $166 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
- Air-conditioning subsidy
Teachers and school administrators employed at Mullewa District 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 the Year 5-6 primary teacher, the successful applicant will ideally possess the capacity to provide a learning environment that is caring, engaging, safe and differentiated to cater for a range of learning needs. You will ideally have the ability to develop positive relationships with students and their families, implement the WA Curriculum to address the learning areas of upper primary students in English, Maths, Science and HASS subjects. Quality Teaching is a priority and knowledge of high impact instruction is beneficial. We seek teachers who have strong classroom management skills to engage students successfully.
Our vision is to have every student at school in every classroom learning. Our morale purpose is ‘to close students’ education gaps and address the social and emotional needs of our students’. As a teacher at Mullewa DHS, you will be part of a professional learning community committed to engaging in practice supported by evidence and research to best meet the needs of our students. Mullewa DHS is a part of the Commonwealth ‘Closing the Gap’ MultiLit initiative, and we have a high impact approach to all new learning, and you will be willing to engage in and seek to develop your skills in explicit instruction practice. The school is creating purposeful programs to provide clear career pathways for our secondary students.
It is ideal for the successful applicant to have significant knowledge of the Aboriginal Standards Framework and working with Aboriginal students and their families, an understanding of trauma informed practices, and possess outstanding behaviour management strategies including knowledge of Positive Behaviour Supports. Knowledge of developing documented plans for education, social emotion and attendance will also be highly regarded.
The location and community
Mullewa is located only 99 kilometres east-northeast of Geraldton where there is ample shopping, restaurants, beaches and other social opportunities. Mullewa is a diverse and resilient community, rich in both natural and cultural heritage. Mullewa has a swimming pool, Recreation Centre with a small gym, doctors’ surgery, hospital, two service stations - one with a mechanic, a food store, and three art galleries. Living within an hour’s drive to the city of Geraldton you can enjoy shopping, beaches, and other social activities. Mullewa is the gateway to the Murchison and some amazing wildflowers in the right season.
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 Mullewa District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Nicki Patterson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Mullewa, by telephoning (08) 9961 2600 or emailing Nicki.Patterson@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
- 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.
- 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.