Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH861897
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Balga Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a highly motivated and effective Mathematics Teacher to join their team.
Balga SHS values and prioritises student relationships and mutual respect. The ability to build and maintain positive learning environments where students flourish is important for our students' success. Applicants will ideally have demonstrated effective classroom management skills.
The successful applicant should be a passionate teacher of Mathematics, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. They should use their professional knowledge, understanding and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant Mathematics curriculum, from the early and middle adolescent phases of learning, through to senior secondary courses. Previous experience and capacity to teach Mathematics courses in senior school would be advantageous but is not required. The successful applicant will ideally be an enthusiastic adopter of Balga SHS Instructional Framework based on explicit teaching and instructional skills, strategies, and tactics. Applicants should have the ability to reflect on the effectiveness of their teaching and work in a collaborative way with other staff to improve their teaching practice through peer observation, performance development and Professional Learning Communities.
Balga SHS, an Independent Public School, is a unique secondary school in Western Australia. Identified as a Distinctive School and a finalist in WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education, the school enrols students in a diverse range of specialist programs. These programs have been established specifically to cater for students who, because of their life circumstances, are at considerable educational risk. With a strong focus on the wellbeing of each student, the school specialises in intensive teaching for literacy and numeracy; is culturally diverse and aware of students’ cultural needs; offers a supportive learning environment; and assists students with personal development.
Balga SHS is adopting the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). The BSEM is a Trauma-Informed Positive Education (TIPE) initiative (Brunzell and Norrish, 2021), a strength-based approach designed to inform and guide teacher practice and student learning, engagement and psychosocial functioning. By integrating clinical, educational and welfare approaches and perspectives, the BSEM aims to expand the possibilities of teaching and learning within schools to address the needs of vulnerable and at-risk students who have experienced various forms of trauma.
Balga SHS prides itself on its diverse multicultural environment with the vast number of our student population representing over 45 nations. To support student development and needs the school has the following programs in place:
Intensive English Centre (IEC): Students are Humanitarian Entrance (mainly refugees or asylum seekers). Many have had no prior schooling in any language – entering education for the first time as teenagers.
Working across the school, the Learning Support Program caters for identified students across all year levels. Students have Individual Education Support Plans (IESP) encompassing educational, social and behavioural objectives.
The Middle School Program (Years 7 – 10) includes a combination of local area students; Intensive English Centre graduates (primary and secondary); and students engaged in the Wadjak Educational Sports Program. The Middle School also has diverse educational offerings ranging from the more traditional Western Australian Curriculum classes through to specialised streamed classes for students with significant learning needs. The Wadjak Education Program seeks to enrich the educational experiences and outcomes of Aboriginal Students in the North Metropolitan Region as the conduit to engagement and achievement.
The Senior School Program caters for students in Years 11 – 12; most of whom have completed programs in Middle School, Learning Support, or the IEC. Students can engage in a range of learning programs including ATAR, General, Foundation and VET courses leading to WACE achievement. Other Senior School flexibilities include the ability to complete senior schooling over three years, part time attendance for some students (such as young parents) and a direct entry University Preparation Course offered in partnership with Edith Cowan University.
Balga SHS is also a member of the New North Education Initiative (NNEI), a collaborative partnership between Dianella Secondary College, Balga, Eastern Hills, Girrawheen, and Morley Senior High Schools. Through the partnership, students have access to a wider breadth of senior school curriculum choices with specialist teachers. Students remain attached to their home school campus and attend a host school for a selected course.
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 Balga Senior High School can be found by visiting Balga SHS or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Rosemary Evans, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9247 0222 or emailing email@example.com
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 three (3) 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 two (2) 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 Tuesday, 5 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.