Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH859965
We currently have two (2) twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension (12 months).
Are you ready for an Ocean-Outback adventure whilst developing your career in education?
Exciting opportunity for to teach in Western Australia’s beautiful Pilbara region.
Are you an innovative thinker looking for the next career move? Are you inspired to teach young people life skills, literacy and numeracy though project-based learning? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure in the Pilbara?
Teachers and School Administrators employed at Hedland Senior High School in 2024 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 (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.
‘Together We Achieve’ - We plan for every student to be a successful learner!
Discover the magic of Western Australia’s Northwest, where the red dirt truly gets under your skin. Each weekend you could be off on a new adventure, with some of WA’s most iconic attractions right on your doorstep. Explore WA’s rugged coastline, where you’ll find plenty of fishing, crabbing and even whale watching. Or why not head inland and explore half billion-year-old gorges in Karijini? It’s practically down the road.
Living in Hedland means being part of a vibrant community, where you can excel in your career while enjoying a diverse, multicultural town, with ancient Aboriginal heritage, a thriving arts and culture scene, stunning landscapes and a down-to-earth lifestyle.
You’ll also get to work in a school which prides itself in supporting its staff to provide students with a supportive, inclusive environment where they can thrive. Our school is like its own community, a positive working environment where your colleagues are more like your friends.
Hedland SHS is seeking a two hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative Advisory teachers for our Success Program as part of the BHP Pilbara Education Partnership. Over the course of your 24-month contract, you will establish our Big Picture courses. This will be the fifth group that makes up our Success Program:
‘Redefining Success’, ‘Steps 2 Success’, ‘Working 4 Success’, ‘Striving 4 Success’, and now ‘Big Picture Success’.
We seek to engage young people in learning through implementing the Big Picture Learning design which encourages all students to identify and pursue their interests and passions. We want to prepare our young people well for life post-school and we start that by engaging students in the community through internships. We aim to be strongly connected with families. We do this each term through learning plan meetings and exhibitions. We have high expectations of each student to do the best they can and be the best they can be.
The Advisory is a small community within the school. Suitable applicants will work with these students each day as their Advisory teacher. Students are expected to demonstrate our core values of Care, Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility as productive members of the Advisory group.
The Advisory teacher’s role is to teach, inspire, bond, organize and manage learning. You will negotiate student learning plans, convene meetings with students, parents and mentors, help students develop extended projects and prepare for exhibitions. Advisory teachers take responsibility for student learning across the curriculum including literacy and numeracy in addition to some teaching in your specialist subject area.
You will discover how a philosophy of combining personalised learning and working together - one student at a time in a community of learners - is the key to creating schools where students are engaged in meaningful learning, and where academic progress is measured against real-world standards and how it transforms the young people in it. Do this and you make a difference to these young peoples’ lives and the community for years to come.
The Ideal Teacher
You will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote our school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You should build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students. We are looking for someone performance driven who uses evidence-based decision-making.
We are seeking teachers that are willing to share their interests, passions, and story with the students. Suitable applicants should be enthused and excited by finding out what their students are interested in and developing learning plans with each one, backward mapping the curriculum and documenting each student’s work and learning.
Suitable applicants will ideally be able to help each student believe that they matter, see and value their culture, talents, and interests and help them fit in by changing the school and the classroom to suit individual needs. That is, someone who never gives up on any student.
Further to this the ability to develop the numeracy and/or literacy skills of students and students at educational risk is highly desirable. The ability to critically analyse student performance data and the capacity to incorporate this knowledge into action plans to achieve meaningful student outcomes would also be highly advantageous.
You will ideally have flexibility in managing a variety of student needs. Experience in a wide range of occupational fields and or training in Big Picture Design would be highly desirable. This opportunity would suit both primary and secondary trained teachers.
Why work at our School?
Hedland SHS, located in the beautiful Pilbara, is an Independent Public-School catering for students from Years 7 to 12. Our school prides itself on the staff's commitment to a system of positive behaviour supports which focus on care, courtesy, respect, and responsibility. These values underpin our philosophy at Hedland SHS. All staff strive to maintain a school culture which encourages a high standard of behaviour and performance. We take an approach that is inclusive, explicit and supports all students and staff to achieve success.
The school has worked hard to build a positive reputation for the excellent educational opportunities it offers students, the exceptional support for staff development and professional growth, and for its high standards of achievement. We are an exceptionally well-resourced school with extensive community and industry support.
The Location and Community
Locally, Hedland is a vibrant, thriving community where you can really get that small town feel – you’ll get to know your neighbours and there won’t be a trip to the shops where you don’t see someone you know. With world class sporting facilities, a theatre, thriving arts and culture scene, historical sites and ancient Aboriginal culture, Hedland offers diversity and uniqueness. There is a vast range of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops with brilliant food and drink, plus a range of festivals and events throughout the year showcasing the best of the Pilbara.
For more information about Port Hedland visit Destination – Port Hedland or HSHS Facebook
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $10,000 in 2024
- Locality allowance of $3 976 per year
- 11% employer contributions to superannuation
- Free relocation to Hedland
- Subsidised GROH accommodation and furniture
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Air conditioning subsidy
- Travel concessions/ Return Flights to Perth or another Regional centre Return Flights to Perth or another Regional centre
- Optical aids subsidy
- Additional sick leave
For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at email@example.com or on (08) 9264 5154.
We will consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered.
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 Hedland Senior High School can be found by visiting www.hedlandshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
You are encouraged to contact Polly Harcourt, Human Resources Officer for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9158 1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific information about the teaching requirements, please contact Associate Principal, Steph McDonald, on (08) 9158 1900 or email Stephanie.McDonald@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 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, 13 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.