Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH866853
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
Are you a dedicate and passionate Science Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Derby District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic Science Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
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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 $3,469 a year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 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 Derby District High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 (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
This teaching role specifically caters for Years 9- 10 Science, Integrated Science (General), Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. There is a requirement to teach Year 10 Maths. The school is currently linked to a number of community- based science affiliated programs that encourage our students to think scientifically and creatively. Derby DHS is working towards a two-way approach to science, linking our Indigenous studies and On-Country curriculum with science outcomes.
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused, and passionate about creating exciting, culturally responsive learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally be a dedicated and motivated educator who has the ability to provide high quality teaching and learning programs that are as diverse and varied as the needs of our students. The successful applicant should be well versed in the Western Australian (WA) Curriculum in Science. You will also need to be able to develop and deliver structured, engaging courses to students of varying ability levels. As a teacher of Science, you should feel confident in your skills and abilities to encourage student passion and appreciation for the learning area by relating student learning to real-world situations and industry. The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to use a range of effective teaching strategies to support and encourage student learning. Applicants who also have current knowledge and understanding of School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) and WA Curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply.
Derby DHS is a dynamic school with a highly motivated staff. The collaborative approach, exciting work environment and the students make it a great place to teach. Staff are passionate about improving standards in education, particularly in Aboriginal Education.
The school is currently part of the Kimberley Schools Project and seeks staff to enact a targeted teaching approach as part of their overall teaching and learning programs.
The Location and Community
Derby DHS is located in Derby which is situated at the southern end of King Sound in the Kimberley region of Western Australian. Derby is 220 km east of Broome by road and is 2463 km north of Perth. It was the first town settled in the Kimberley. Derby is well supported with a range of government infrastructures. Its location near the King Sound and a number of rivers provides for many boating and fishing recreational activities - but not swimming! Derby DHS is located in attractive and well-maintained grounds and surroundings and is currently undergoing a new building program. With an enrolment of over 640 students, it provides an education program for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Students attend the school from the town of Derby and outlying areas including the Aboriginal Communities of Mowanjum and Pandanus Park.
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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 Derby District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Hilary Carruthers, Associate Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Derby, by telephoning (08) 9193 3000 or emailing Hilary.Carruthers@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 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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 Wednesday, 13 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.