Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA852930
This is a twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Roebourne District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a Program Coordinator – HALT (Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher) role for appointment to a fixed term, full-time vacancy for 2 years. The suitable applicant will work with the administrative team to implement effective change strategies and provide leadership across the school community. This position will have a focus on implementing and embedding the Big Picture Learning design the secondary school. In accordance with the trial of this targeted position, the Principal at the applicant’s substantive work site is encouraged to provide the right of return at the conclusion on the 2 year fixed-term vacancy.
Existing Level 3 Classroom Teachers (L3CT) or AITSL verified Highly Accomplished, Lead Teachers (HALT) from other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. The commencing increment for a L3CT or a HALT from another jurisdiction is School Administrator step 3.2 and progress to step 3.3. A L3CT aspirant (where a L3CT or HALT is not available) will commence at School Administrator step 3.1 and progress to step 3.2.
An outstanding ability to display innovative, bold and creative solutions and a proven track record in working collaboratively to solve complex problems, are essential to this position. Additionally, the role may include:
- classroom teaching – up to 0.6 FTE
- instructional leadership
- mentoring staff
- delivering professional learning
- providing feedback.
The Program Coordinator - HALT, in collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, core values and service principles. The successful applicant will contribute to the development of the school plan through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems.
The HALT role includes being responsible for establishing and managing administrative and operational systems related to Big Picture in the high school to ensure the effective operation of the school within departmental policy and guidelines.
The program coordinator will work in a culturally responsive and context specific manner. The successful applicant should be ready to form strong, respectful relationships with students, families, staff and the wider community. Roebourne DHS focuses on engaging our students through a student-centred approach. We have a clear focus on preparing our young people for their pathways into training, further education, or employment post-secondary school. This involves creating and building external partnerships that enable students to engage in Internships, mentoring opportunities, and social action projects. Students at Roebourne DHS complete Year 12 with the achievement of an International Big Picture Learning Credential. This also requires the capacity to work in collaboration with all staff working with the students.
The successful applicant will be a passionate educator who seeks to be at the forefront of innovation and is willing to learn. You will lead the Big Picture education design by example, implementing every aspect and showing the way to others. The Program Coordinator will facilitate workforce effectiveness and provide a role model for self-development to improve professional performance. At Roebourne DHS, teachers and leaders are learners too. They engage in ongoing reflective practices, attending to new ideas and ways of working. They effectively share this learning with others.
Roebourne DHS is supportive learning community that encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through the approach of ‘one student at a time in a community of learners’. Our students become responsible and active members of the community through a focus on the principles of the Big Picture design in the secondary school. These principles encompass academic rigor, the development of social skills, emotional wellbeing, respect, trust and care, and the creation of strong future plans. Our staff are committed to helping each student believe that they matter, acknowledging and valuing our students’ culture, talents, and interests. They are committed to working as part of a close team to identify, understand, and respond to the individual needs of our young people.
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 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 Roebourne District High School can be found by visiting www.roebournedhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Elizabeth Ritchie, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9182 3300 or emailing Elizabeth.Ritchie@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 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 Wednesday, 15 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED