Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH872921
This is a permanent full-time (1.0FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2024
John Forrest Secondary College (SC) is seeking an outstanding English teacher who ideally possesses a deep understanding of the 7-12 curriculum and has the passion and commitment to engage students in their learning and create a learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning.
The ability to teach Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or General courses and to deliver the Seven Steps writing program, while not essential, would be highly beneficial.
We are seeking a teacher with strong interpersonal skills, enabling them to contribute positively to collaborative team environments, both within the learning area and across the college. A focus on forming positive working relationships with colleagues, students and parents will underpin your practice, and the commitment to using data to inform the development of your contemporary evidence based professional practice is highly desirable. The successful applicant would be joining a progressive, collaborative team of teachers who are engaged in implementing a whole school approach to the educational programs offered in the college.
At John Forrest SC, education is a shared vision and commitment to fostering exceptional learning experiences for students and staff. Dedicated to the growth of our staff, we offer support and resources to develop your skills and aspirations, with a strong emphasis on professional development.
We offer a comprehensive range of educational pathways that cater to diverse student needs and aspirations. These include delivery of endorsed programs, ATAR, General and Vocational Education and Training courses. Together with our co-curricular activities and clubs, this provides staff and students with opportunities to pursue and lead in their areas of passion and interest.
Our college community values education and thrives on diversity, valuing and celebrating the unique strengths of each individual. This foundation of inclusivity creates a culture of achievement and success where every member is supported and encouraged to excel.
As we reach the final stages of our extensive building redevelopment program, opportunities emerge to further enrich the already vibrant and dynamic learning experiences of both our students and staff.
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 John Forrest Secondary College can be found by visiting johnforrest.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Sandra Olney Thurstun, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9473 4000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Monday, 26 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.