Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA879707
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
Swan View Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Head of Learning Area (HoLA) – Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to join their friendly team.
The goal of this position is to build a cohesive team with the HASS staff. The successful applicant should provide a leadership role across the school in developing and implementing a whole school approach to student learning. You should be responsible for the planning, actioning, and reviewing of HASS related subjects, as well as developing strategies and learning programs that promote engagement by students, resulting in improved learning outcomes.
You should be responsible for ensuring effective processes are in place to support the management and wellbeing of staff and students, ideally you will have strong behavioural management skills. As the leader, you should have the ability to utilise your skills to encourage and support innovation in classroom practice; to analyse and use student performance data to inform and guide teaching and learning; and use technology to stimulate learning and communication.
You should lead staff to engage effectively in performance development and classroom observation, with a strong focus on developing consistent practices across the HASS learning areas. As a leader, you should value feedback and utilise this to improve student performance and inform teaching. Key aspects of the role will be to lead, support and celebrate exceptional classroom practices and ensure high quality teaching occurs across the HASS learning areas. As a leader you will ideally continue to develop integrated, personalised, authentic and relevant learning experiences for our students. An ability to display high impact teaching strategies and explicit teaching techniques would be an advantage.
Swan View SHS is a school that is doing great things for students one step at a time. Opening in 1977 the school has a long and proud history with traditions that continue to be upheld today. The school has an ethos that builds a strong learning relationship between staff and students, without a doubt our school’s greatest strength is the care we have for each other. Individual student strengths and interests are fostered through the array of specialist programs that the school has on offer.
As an Independent Public School we have the opportunity to make decisions 'for our school at our school.' Our School Board consists of school, parent, and community representatives all with the common goal of ensuring continued success and positioning Swan View SHS as the school of choice in our local area.
The Location and Community
Our school is located in the eastern suburb of Swan View. It is approximately 25 kilometres from the Perth Central Business District, in the Perth Hills on the edge of the Darling Scarp, just to the west of John Forrest National Park. We are situated 15 minutes from the Swan Valley, where there are world-class wineries, breweries, distilleries, countless gourmet artisan goods, handcrafted wares, bustling markets, vibrant studios, high quality eateries and endless experiences, just 25 minutes from Perth.
More information can be found here about City of Swan.
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 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 Swan View Senior High School can be found by visiting svshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Helen Hawley, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9294 6100 or emailing Helen.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 Friday, 23 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED