Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA552140
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019
Are you a talented and inspirational leader?
Hedland SHS is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and aspirational Head of Learning Area - Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS).
The HoLA - Humanities and Social Science, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, will work collaboratively with the Principal and other members of the school administration team to provide educational leadership in the school and community by developing and promoting the school motto “Together We Achieve”. As the successful applicant you will have the ability to provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all students. Becoming a member of the leadership team is an exciting opportunity to help develop a unique and first class learning and teaching hub in the Pilbara.
The successful applicant will ideally have the necessary skills and ability to provide direction and purpose to young staff, some of whom are working outside of their area of expertise. You will have effective communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. In this role you will be involved in curriculum development in both lower and senior school, staff development and implementation of Western Australian Curriculum. We are seeking an individual who has high expectations for all students, can demonstrate successful strategies that improve student outcomes and understands the importance of an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning to maximising student outcomes. Applicants ideally will have established high level content knowledge of the HASS curriculums.
Hedland SHS prides itself on the staff’s commitment to maintaining a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect and responsibility; these values underpin the philosophy of teaching and learning at Hedland Senior High School. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour & performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit & supports all students in achieving academic, social & emotional success.
The staff at Hedland SHS place strong emphasis on a high level of pastoral care for all students and work closely with parents to achieve this. All staff play a critical role in extending and developing students skills to enable them to achieve their personal best. Our school community has access to extra support from an effective and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Team, who provide high levels of care and support through pastoral care processes, restorative practices, positive acknowledgment mechanisms and cultural activities.
The school has worked hard to build a positive reputation, for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the emphasis on structures and mechanisms to support staff development and professional growth and for its high standards of achievement. Staff and students are encouraged to achieve personal excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and to interact with each other and with the wider community in a positive, constructive and socially responsible manner.
Hedland SHS recognises that students have different interests and abilities, and endeavours to cater to the diverse range of needs by providing relevant and engaging programs across several contexts; including academic extension programs in lower school, specialist Arts Program, specialist Netball and Football programs, a Trade Training Centre and career and vocational education. A broad curriculum is offered including ATAR, general, VET and alternative pathways. We encourage each student to develop a strong work ethic and value high achievement, regardless of their chosen pathway.
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 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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting http://www.hedlandshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact by telephoning Bill Mann, Principal on (08) 9172 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0417 979 277 during the school holiday period.
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.
You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 12 October 2018
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.