Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH840315
This is a permanent part-time (0.7FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2024
Are you an experienced teacher of Italian or in your early years of Italian teaching aspiring to contribute to a highly successful Languages program and/or be mentored by experienced practitioners? Have you an ability to nurture successful students in a relevant learning community that is innovative, responsive and accountable? This is a permanent 0.7 FTE position commencing Term 2, 2024. There may be the opportunity to increase the teaching role and negotiate a higher FTE annually according to the needs of the school.
Lesmurdie Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a passionate, competent and motivated Languages (Italian) teacher who is receptive to change and caters for the learning styles of twenty first century students. In addition, we are seeking a teacher who will engage with students in the Italian language applying contemporary understandings of best practice around second language acquisition. You will ideally work collaboratively in a small team environment, with all members of the school and, with a wider community to provide quality educational experiences through promoting the school’s vision and strategic directions. You should be reflective in assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and able to cultivate a safe and accountable learning environment, underpinning our core values; Curiosity, Aspiration, Respect and Environment.
With high expectations and a strong commitment to excellence, the successful applicant should display a willingness and ability to effectively teach students from Years 7 and 8 WAC: Languages P to 10 syllabus. Any future timetables will allow for preferences, if the successful candidate would like to teach Years 9 WAC: Languages P to 10 syllabus or 10 Curriculum Framework syllabus. In Years 11 and 12, students are enrolled in Certificate II and Certificate III Applied Language: Italian, this requires a Certificate IV in Teaching and Assessment, which is not required for this appointment. Detailed knowledge of the West Australian Curriculum: Languages, is desirable. All Languages teachers have a role in leading curriculum planning in the learning area, as well as promoting language learning across the school community.
Our school is nestled in the beautiful Perth Hills, surrounded by the natural environment. The Languages Learning Team has its own classrooms, break out areas, an Italian Language Assistant 3 days a week, and is supported by the school community. Italian is the only language offered and all its in-take primary school offer Italian as well, making this partnership a uniquely functional, progressive and educational environment with a long language learning pathway/journey for students and staff through the Bibbulmun Network.
Lesmurdie SHS has an established reputation where all students are motivated to achieve excellence in their academic, sporting and cultural endeavours. Our students are friendly, confident and successful and our teaching and support staff provide a distinctive, comprehensive education with strong academic and vocational pathways assisted by effective pastoral care programs.
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 Lesmurdie Senior High School can be found by visiting www.lesmurdie.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 Kerry Chipchase, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9291 1200 for 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 two (2) 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 two (2) 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, 4 March 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.