Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA867888
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Laverton School is seeking to establish a Program Coordinator – Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) role to continue to strengthen the Quality Teaching supporting Learning (QTL) agenda in this high-quality regional setting. Level Three Classroom Teachers or those aspiring to a L3CT role are eligible to apply for this position.
The Program Coordinator - HALT, in collaboration with the Principal and members of the senior leadership team, will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, core values and service principles.
Under the leadership of the Principal and leadership team, the suitable applicant will use established and agreed improvement strategies to implement effective Quality Teaching and Learning practices across all Learning Areas in line with the school’s QTL framework.
Suitable applicants will facilitate workforce effectiveness and provide a role model for self-development to improve professional performance using the Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia (PSTWA).
The Program Coordinator - HALT contributes to the development of the school plan through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems.
The role is also responsible for establishing and managing administrative and operational systems in the relevant area of responsibility to ensure the effective operation of the school within departmental policy and guidelines.
The program coordinator will work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner to productively and respectfully engage stakeholders.
An outstanding ability to demonstrate innovative, bold and creative solutions and a proven track record in working collaboratively to solve complex problems, are essential to this position. Additionally, the role will require:
- Classroom teaching – up to 0.6FTE (nb: classroom support is likely to be the major focus, however will depend on the Laverton School Staffing needs for 2024 and beyond)
- Instructional leadership
- Mentoring staff with a particular focus on new, international, and graduate teachers where applicable
- Delivering professional learning
- Providing feedback to assist teacher proficiency expectations.
- Driving a culture of lifelong professional learning and high expectations
In accordance with the trial of this targeted position, the Principal at the applicant’s substantive work site is encouraged to provide the right of return at the conclusion on the 2 year fixed-term vacancy. Priority is afforded to the backfilling of the successful applicant before their release to the Program Coordinator – HALT.
Existing Level 3 Classroom Teachers (L3CT), aspiring L3CT or AITSL verified HALT’s from other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. The commencing increment for a L3CT or a HALT from another jurisdiction is School Administrator step 3.2 and progress to step 3.3. A L3CT aspirant (where a L3CT or HALT is not available) will commence at School Administrator step 1 and progress to step 3.2.
The Role Specific to Laverton School:
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused, and passionate about working with staff to create positive learning experiences for a predominantly Indigenous student cohort. You will need to be able to work with staff across K-12 and, as Laverton School is made up of three campuses, you will be required to provide instructional leadership across all three campuses, working closely with the relevant Deputy Principal.
In this role you will be a highly valued member of our Leadership Team. As a culturally responsive and inclusive school, one of your key priorities will include building and leading positive relationships with the entire school community.
Laverton School is embarking on a significant school improvement journey, driven by high expectations for quality teaching and learning. The successful applicant will be required to engage with, lead and participate in this process using a collaborative, team-focussed approach. You will need to demonstrate the capacity to build positive relationships with staff, students and their families using strong and effective interpersonal skills.
Our focus in 2024 is on low variation curriculum that can operate in an ever-changing context with high staff turnover. A willingness to provide leadership support with our existing programs and processes, analyse the effectiveness of our work through data analysis (including supporting staff with effective utilisation of data), be part of developing a teacher observation and feedback process, and provide professional learning where necessary.
Programs currently in use at Laverton School include:
- Positive Behaviour in Schools
- School of Distance Education (online learning) - SIDE
- Explicit Instruction strategies
- Direct instruction programs: MultiLit (MacLit and/or InitialLit), Spelling Mastery, DI Math programs (currently Pr1me Maths but looking at alternatives for 2024)
- Two Way Science
- Berry Street Education Model (in professional learning stage, aim to be implemented in full in Semester Two 2024)
- Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework
Suitable applicants should be motivated and committed to creating an engaging, inclusive and challenging learning environment; based on high accountability and high expectations to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential. You will need to be flexible, have a strong work ethic, and value collaboration with colleagues.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Laverton School can be found by visiting Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Wendy Norris, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9068 8400 or emailing Wendy.Norris@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 Work Related Requirements 1, 2 and 3 only, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- 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; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 8 December 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED