Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH865191
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
South Hedland Primary School (PS) is seeking a Primary Teacher to join their supportive team.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $13,730 a year
- locality allowance of $3,976 a year
- 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
About the role
South Headland PS is looking for a proactive, flexible and collaborative teacher who is motivated to engage in their ongoing development. Those who show a high level of initiative will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant will ideally have outstanding interpersonal skills with a natural ability to communicate effectively and build genuine relationships with parents, students and staff members. You will ideally establish a positive and welcoming classroom environment with high expectations, while building students’ positive social and emotional skills.
The successful applicant should possess exemplary teaching skills, be highly motivated and hold themselves accountable to delivering best practice. You should also be able to work in an environment characterised by whole school connected practice, collaborative team structures and a strong commitment to professional growth.
Ideally, the successful applicant will have a passion for teaching and will take advantage of high impact teaching strategies, with experience in the planning and delivery of engaging programs with a particular focus on explicit instruction. A deep understanding of how to differentiate to meet the needs of all students is required, as is the ability to use a variety of assessment tools to inform progress, enable constructive feedback and drive future planning at a classroom level.
Our school has an extremely cohesive, friendly and supportive staff, making South Hedland Primary School a very pleasant place to work. Those new to teaching will be highly supported to develop their understanding and delivery of highly effective and evidence-based practices.
South Hedland PS currently accommodates 270 students on site, from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school is regarded by the community as promoting a supportive learning environment and where all staff demonstrate concern and care for students. There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care in our school and we foster strong relationships the community to support student learning.
School leadership is shared and cohesive with a strong emphasis on collaborative teaching, coaching models and professional learning. Our school is enriched by teachers with enthusiasm and a willingness to 'have a go' and this creates a stimulating, productive learning environment, where staff are supported by 'in school' coaching.
Priorities include a focus on improving attendance as well as improving literacy & numeracy achievement. Specialist programs offered to students include LOTE - Indonesian, Visual Art, Physical Education and Science. A strong pastoral care program is embedded within the school practice and the school has achieved much success through a Positive Behaviour Support approach to behaviour management. The school is fortunate in being able to offer the latest technology to students with interactive whiteboards installed in all teaching areas and through the innovative use of iPad's.
The location and community
South Hedland is situated in the Pilbara. This is a beautiful area, abundant with beaches and with access to numerous camping and natural tourist attractions. This is an ideal location for families, couples and singles who like to spend time in the outdoors and undertake associated outdoor activities. There are also a number of social groups in Hedland for those who aren't into the outdoors, including many community sport options available for both adults and children. Being an extremely friendly town, you are bound to make lifelong friends during your time here.
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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 South Hedland Primary School can be found by visiting southhedlandps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Lee Pereira, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 7272 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 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, 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; 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 Wednesday, 13 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.