Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH878867
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Are you an inspirational and relationship-focused teacher? Are you seeking a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collegiate team of staff committed to sustaining a culture of high care and aspiration?
Champion Bay Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School (IPS) seeking to appoint a passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic English Teacher, ideally with excellent interpersonal skills to join our friendly school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $5,000 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 see info below
- 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
Teachers and school administrators employed at Champion Bay Senior High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 (pa, gross – to be adjusted pro rata for FTE and tenure). Eligible staff will receive a percentage of this payment on commencement at the school, with the remainder paid at the end of the school year. Staff must remain employed in the location until the end of the school year to be eligible to receive the second payment.
The ARI payment is in addition to other incentives that may apply in this school.
About the Role
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused and passionate about creating exciting learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and academic achievement in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Flexibility in practice will be highly regarded, as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. The successful applicant should possess high standards of professionalism and will embrace opportunities for collaboration within the school community and neighbouring schools.
Champion Bay SHS will work with its fourth cohort of Year 12 students in 2024. In addition, the school has a number of alternative pathways in the senior school. Therefore, having a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant for this position should be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments. You should possess the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to develop and implement an engaging and relevant secondary school English curriculum, as well as the Engagement pathway mentioned above. Ideally, as an expert practitioner you should possess a commitment to excellence in teaching and engage in regular self-reflection.
Teachers at Champion Bay SHS are expected to provide integrated, personalised and authentic learning experiences for students. You will ideally have knowledge of high impact teaching strategies, formative assessment, CMS approaches in building positive relationships and engaging families in their child’s learning. As a teacher at our school, you should be committed to helping to develop and implement our school wide pedagogical framework.
The school has a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus, working in a collaborative partnership with local primary schools, industry and tertiary education. The successful applicant will ideally possess the ability to develop innovative classroom practices utilising the school’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and embed 21st Century Skills within their teaching and learning.
The school has developed strong, innovative partnerships with its local primary schools and community organisations. A commitment to the school’s emphasis on pastoral care and social and emotional learning initiatives will be highly regarded, as well as active promotion of the school’s vision, moral purpose and values within the school and the wider community.
Champion Bay SHS is a vibrant and innovative college committed to the delivery of high quality teaching, strong pastoral care and success for all students.
Champion Bay SHS located in Geraldton, opened in 2019 and caters for students in Year 7 to 12 in 2024. We are currently a partner in the Geraldton Lighthouse Program, a program developing and implementing best practice for students with autism.
The Location and Community
The City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) is one of 9 regions of WA and has much to offer in terms of sport, culture and tourism. With a population of approximately 40,000, the CGG covers an area of approximately 472,000 square kilometres and includes the towns of Mullewa and Walkaway. Apart from the significant sporting and cultural activities on offer, Geraldton itself is renowned for its quality lifestyle. Geraldton is the centre of the WA rock lobster industry along with the productive agricultural region that extends to the north, south and east of the city. An important part of the town is the Geraldton Port Authority which is responsible for moving a significant variety of produce such as grain, mineral sands, iron ore and other goods. During the wildflower season, the outlying areas of Geraldton are renowned for their stunning wildflowers.
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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 Champion Bay Senior High School can be found by visiting www.championbayshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Julie Campbell, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8300 or emailing Julie.Campbell2@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 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.
- 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.