Advertised Vacancy Number SS/DP879203
This is an eleven (11) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Kalumburu Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to fill the role of Deputy Principal: Secondary. The Deputy Principal provides leadership and support for students, staff and the administration team at Kalumburu RCS. Key aspects of the role include providing strong Secondary curriculum leadership, maintaining students’ social, emotional and academic wellbeing, and working with the community to develop and maintain genuine, productive relationships. A commitment to positive approaches and maintaining our positive staff culture is essential and a personal resilience will support your success in living in a very remote location.
In providing curriculum leadership, the Deputy Principal supports Secondary teachers in planning and delivering engaging and relevant learning programs and collaborates with the administration team and teaching staff to review and further develop whole-school Literacy and Numeracy plans. Knowledge and understanding of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Authority Developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL) and the Western Australian Curriculum Years 7-12 will be highly regarded. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of Reporting to Parents (RTP), Special Education Needs (SEN) Planning and supporting Students at Educational Risk (SAER). The successful applicant will have the ability to work calmly and consistently to support student learning and behaviour in the Secondary context and support the social and emotional wellbeing of students in Years 7-12. While experience in leadership roles is highly regarded, aspirant leaders with strong Secondary experience are also encouraged to apply.
Strong communication skills are required to work closely with external agencies such as TAFE, the Uunguu Rangers, the School Psychologist, the School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN:BE) and other local support agencies. The successful applicant will build positive relationships with all students and stakeholders and maintain student wellbeing by developing a consistent approach to promoting regular attendance and positive behaviour. Knowledge of Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), Stronger Smarter practices and the Zones of Regulation program would be highly regarded.
Ideally, our Deputy Principal will have the interpersonal skills to develop mutually respectful relationships with community members and organisations. To be successful in this role you will exhibit a passion for improving outcomes for Aboriginal students, have experience in engaging Aboriginal families and an excellent understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. While experience working in remote communities is not essential, a willingness to develop positive relationships with all stakeholders in Kalumburu is vital to ensuring positive outcomes for students.
Kalumburu RCS runs a 0-3 KindiLink program, two Early Years classes, three composite Primary classes and two composite Secondary classes.
From 2019, our school has been part of the Kimberley Schools Project (KSP), a federally funded initiative established to strengthen teaching pedagogy and improve outcomes for Kimberley students. The four pillars of the project are targeted teaching, better early years learning and care, regular attendance, and increased student and community engagement. Kalumburu RCS receives support in the form of professional learning, coaching, and funding through its participation in the project.
Our staff at Kalumburu RCS are a positive, supportive team and we have strong external supports from KSP and SSEN:BE coaches. Community participation and involvement in the school is actively encouraged. The local Kwini language (Belaa) is taught to all classes through a weekly Language and Culture class, and each term a Stronger Smarter day celebrates Culture and achievement.
Please view the attached School Strategic Plan for more information about the school’s vision and priorities.
Kalumburu, meaning 'Path by the River’ or ‘River Crossing', is the most northerly Aboriginal Community in Western Australia and is situated on Kwini Country on the banks of the King Edward River. The nearest townships to Kalumburu are Kununurra (565km SE), Wyndham (560km SE) and Derby (650km W). Road access to the region is dependent on seasonal conditions and Kalumburu is often inaccessible by road for 4-6 months of the year. Alternative access is by air from Kununurra, and supplies are regularly delivered by sea.
The Community of Kalumburu currently numbers around 500 people and is serviced by the school, community clinic, community store including takeaway, and an administration office providing postal, banking and Centrelink services.
Kalumburu provides many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including fishing, camping and 4-wheel driving.
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 staff, 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 Kalumburu Remote Community School can be found by visiting Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Simon Duncan, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9171 7460 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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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 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;
- 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 Thursday, 22 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED