Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH879210
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Merredin College is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly skilled Health and Physical Education Teacher to join their school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7, 000.00 (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 (eligible for salary packaging)
- free relocation
Teachers and School Administrators employed at Merredin College in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000.00 (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
The successful applicant will ideally be highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic in the promotion of Physical Education and Health within the school and will be responsible for the coordination and organisation of school sporting events. They will also be well organised, motivated, and committed to developing positive relationships and high expectations for all students.
Knowledge and competency in the Physical and Health Education component of the Western Australian (WA) Curriculum is highly regarded. The ability to teach Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and General Physical Education Studies and/or Outdoor Education is highly regarded. There may be opportunities for leadership roles such as House Coordinator for applicants that wish to contribute to building house spirit and catering for the the pastoral care of students.
Merredin College is a lighthouse rural school providing a high-quality educational program for approximately 600 students from kindergarten to Year 12. Our students live in the Merredin township, travel by bus from nearby towns and reside at Merredin Residential College. The broader community is positively involved with our school.
At Merredin College we aim to be the best we can be in everything we do. We cater for a broad range of students, including students with disabilities, providing a range of targeted interventions and varied educational pathways to engage and grow our students. Each year we have students achieving above 90 in ATAR, completion of higher-level certificates, apprenticeships, traineeships and employment.
Ideally, applicants would have a practical knowledge of Positive Behaviour in Schools (PBS), have the ability to differentiate the curriculum and a pedagogical approach that embraces visible learning. We are seeking practitioners who are open to ongoing professional learning, support, peer observation and feedback. The ability to foster and maintain positive communication with parents will also be highly regarded.
Location and Community
Merredin College is located 256 kilometres east of Perth in the Central Wheatbelt. Positioned on the trainline, the Prospector connects all towns between Perth and Kalgoorlie-Boulder providing convenient travel across the Wheatbelt and Goldfields. There are numerous opportunities for day trips with places such as Wave Rock and Kulin Aquatic Centre and Slide close by. Merredin is located on the Goldfields Heritage Trail providing the avid bushwalker or camper with many opportunities to explore our wonderful country. Those interested in The Arts are also catered for with the Arts Society and Cummins theatre both in Merredin.
As with most country towns, most sports are catered for. There are great facilities in the Merredin District Olympic Pool and Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre along with many other outdoor sporting facilities.
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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 Merredin College can be found by visiting www.merredincollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact David O'Neill, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Merredin, by telephoning (08) 9041 7520 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 CV of up five (5) 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 work achievements in your CV, preferably one being your current/recent line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents be 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.