Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH865590
Please be advised that as of Wednesday, 29 November 2023, the job description has been amended.
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
A job share agreement may be possible. We are willing to consider two (2) part time, permanent appointments.
Geraldton Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a caring and supportive individual to join their high quality regional school as an Education Support Teacher.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $5,000 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 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 Geraldton Senior High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 (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
We are seeking an applicant who would be familiar with or possess knowledge about working with students with a range of disabilities and are able to implementation a range of strategies to support and enhance individual learning and development in all areas.
Our teachers plan, program, and assess collaboratively using an integrated curriculum, differentiated to meet individual student needs. The successful applicant will ideally have highly effective teaching practices, an ability to self-reflect and a willingness to seek constant improvement in their own practice. All students show progress and achievement in their learning against their individualised learning plans and programs.
A knowledge and understanding of explicit teaching strategies and evidence based practises for supporting student with disabilities, and applying appropriate interventions is an advantage. The ideal applicant should be flexible, have good interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to professional learning and a high-level of participation in collaborative team planning. As a teacher in an education support environment, you should positively manage a team of education assistants to create a safe and supportive learning environment for your students.
You will also be case managing students who attend the SEN class.
At Geraldton SHS we are committed to quality teaching with a focus on evidence-based practice. As a Postive Behaviour Support (PBS) school, we uphold our values of Respect, Responsibility and Doing Your Best.
We understand the importance of a safe and supportive learning environment and the impact this has on staff and student wellbeing. We strive to maintain a focus on high care and strengthen our current initiatives to support resilience and mental, social and emotional health.
Geraldton SHS has a long and well documented history having commenced in 1939. Since then, it has been at the forefront of providing quality secondary education to students from all over Western Australia in the Midwest Region.
Located next to the city centre in a parkland environment, the school is an architectural highlight of Geraldton. It caters for students in Years 7 to 12 and offers a diverse range of academic, vocational, social and service programs for its student population of around 900 students.
Students attending the school come from Geraldton plus surrounding towns and farming regions. The student population represents the multicultural nature of Geraldton with many students from Aboriginal or Cocos Island communities. Students are able to board at the adjacent Geraldton Residential College. The school is served by an extensive local bus service.
The school is highly regarded within the Geraldton community. Meaningful relationships between staff, students and families are considered vital to the ongoing success of the school.
The Location and Community
The City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) is one of 9 regions of WA and has much to offer in terms of sport, culture, and tourism. With a population of approximately 40,000, the CGG covers an area of approximately 472,000 square kilometres and includes the towns of Mullewa and Walkaway. Apart from the significant sporting and cultural activities on offer, Geraldton itself is renowned for its quality lifestyle. Geraldton is the centre of the WA rock lobster industry along with the productive agricultural region that extends to the north, south and east of the city. An important part of the town is the Geraldton Port Authority which is responsible for moving a significant variety of produce such as grain, mineral sands, iron ore and other goods. During the wildflower season, the outlying areas of Geraldton are renowned for their stunning wildflowers.
For more information about Geraldton visit Guide to Geraldton
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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 Senior High School can be found by visiting geraldtonshs.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 Karena Shearing, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8400 or emailing Karena.Shearing@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 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 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 Thursday, 7 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.