Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH867263
Ravensthorpe District High School (DHS) seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $8 020 per year
- Locality allowance of $1 091 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 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
- HELP/HECS assistance
Teachers and school administrators employed at Ravensthorpe DHS in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 (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.
You may be eligible for HELP/HECS assistance if you are working in a very remote location.
About the role
This role will suit someone who is relationship-focused, highly motivated, and passionate about creating engaging hands-on learning experiences to ignite curiosity and a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
Successful applicants will ideally have a commitment to inclusive education and a strategic and collaborative approach in planning for improved student outcomes. The ideal applicant would have the capacity to differentiate the curriculum and implement evidence-based strategies to meet the needs of students with a range of achievement levels, language backgrounds and learning difficulties. In keeping with this, the successful applicants will ideally be committed to maximising the engagement and progress of all students and have a solutions-focused outlook.
Successful applicants will ideally be innovative, knowledgeable and understand instructional curriculum whilst keeping abreast of the latest developments within the Science Learning Area. ideally you would also be reflective in assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and able to cultivate a safe and accountable learning environment.
Ravensthorpe DHS was established in 1901 and has strong partnerships with the local community. We offer students from Kindergarten to Year 10 all that you would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet have that unique, friendly atmosphere typical of a small rural community.
Our vision is to empower and inspire our students to become life-long learners through inclusivity and high-quality teaching and learning. To nurture our student well-being, build resilience and achieve success through real life experiences and community collaboration. At Ravensthorpe DHS, we value our three core positive behaviour expectations of care, ambition and respect and communicate high expectations of our teaching, support, students and community.
The location and community
At Ravensthorpe District High School, we aim to make our school the heart of our community. We have strong representation and relationships with our community partners that are integral to the success of both our students and community, and we want these to continue to foster and grow.
Ravensthorpe enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate with beautiful sunny winter days and cool summer nights. Ancient mountain ranges, rocky hills, rugged river valleys, vast sand plains, estuaries and large inlets provide the area with a wealth of natural beauty to explore. Located near Fitzgerald River National Park this provides some spectacular recreational opportunities within its varied landscapes including bushwalking, camping, fishing, canoeing, whale watching, swimming, and surfing.
A short 30-minute drive from Ravensthorpe is a fantastic waterfront destination, Hopetoun. Enjoy the relaxed pace of Hopetoun, the pristine beaches, the picturesque scenery, the abundance of water activities and of course the easy access to the Fitzgerald River National Park. The Hopetoun Foreshore is located on the main street of Hopetoun. Find shelters, toilet facilities and grassed areas suitable for picnics & BBQ’s whilst enjoying a swim at the bay. Later watch the sun setting over the ocean and East Mt Barren.
For more information about Ravensthorpe visit ravensthorpe.wa.gov.au.
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 Ravensthorpe District High School can be found by visiting www.ravensthorpedhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Mat Kennedy, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Ravensthorpe, by telephoning (08) 9852 3000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Mat Kennedy on 0414 018 978.
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 three (3) 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, 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; 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 Friday, 19 January 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.