Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH864437
This is a six (6) month fixed term, part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension.
Geraldton Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Year 1 teacher to join their highly successful team.
The successful applicant will ideally be an effective classroom practitioner and will work hard to ensure all students are engaged with the curriculum. You will ideally be a collaborative and positive teacher and will work with colleagues and the school leadership to ensure we provide a positive and uplifting environment where students succeed. You should be committed to ensuring all students succeed and are supported in their development.
The successful applicant will ideally have an inclusive approach and should be able to balance the explicit teaching approaches required to develop sound literacy and numeracy skills, with cooperative and collaborative teaching approaches that support social and emotional development and cater for differentiated needs.
Applicants should possess a strong capacity to plan challenging and engaging programs using an excellent understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum.
You will ideally have either experience or understanding of using Sounds Write Explicit Phonics strategies, High Impact Teaching Strategies and a strong understanding and/or experience with working with students with diagnosed or imputed disabilities.
Geraldton PS prides itself on its personal approach to families and pastoral care programs. We cater for both the needs of individual students as well as the education of all our students. We actively seek and build partnerships with agencies and the local community to provide high quality educational opportunities for every student. Additionally, the school has an in-school Chaplain and a School Psychologist who provide support to students, staff and the school community.
Our students come from a range of cultural backgrounds which greatly enhances our school community. We have strong links with the parents/carers of our students. They are motivated and keen for their children to succeed and provide great support to them, the school and staff.
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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 Geraldton Primary School can be found by visiting geraldtonprimaryschool.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 Jacqui Quartermaine, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9968 1850 or emailing Jacqui.Quartermaine@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 four (4) 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 five (5) 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.
- 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.