Please be aware that as of 2:30pm on Monday, 5 December 2022, the closing date has been extended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH791860
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Joseph Banks Secondary College (SC) are seeking to employ a future forward Vocational Education Teacher, with expertise in problem-based learning and highly effective interpersonal skills.
The successful applicant will ideally be a passionate and dedicated vocational educator, an innovative practitioner, highly motivated to work in a collaborative team environment. They will provide students with a purposeful and engaging learning experience to develop their skills, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of contemporary and industry linked learning opportunities.
The successful applicant should be able to display the ability to provide high quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of our students. You should have an excellent knowledge of vocational education, and the ability to teach students of varying ability levels across Year 10 – 12 in a highly engaging manner. The College delivers qualifications through auspice arrangements in a wide variety of learning areas, including Business, Community Services, Hospitality, Music, Science and Sport and Recreation. Strong knowledge and skills in the delivery of one or more Vocational Education courses is highly desirable. It would be advantageous for the successful applicant to hold a relevant Certificate as well as a Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification.
The successful applicant will ideally be a collaborative teacher with the ability to work well in a team environment. They will provide students with a purposeful and engaging learning experiences to develop their understanding and appreciation of contemporary and industry linked learning opportunities. Applicants would ideally be a teacher who engages their students and challenge students to achieve their personal best through innovative learning opportunities, problem based or design based approaches to learning and who is able to teach students of varying ability levels, differentiating the curriculum, in a highly engaging manner.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment will be well regarded as well as a willingness to engage in professional learning and liaise with colleagues, parents, and external networks.
Joseph Banks SC, an Independent Public School, is located in the suburb of Banksia Grove, approximately 27 km from the Perth Central Business District (CBD). We currently accept students from Years 7-12. The vision for Joseph Banks SC is to create a vibrant culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for students, staff, and the community. The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success. Our goal is to develop the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student attainment through professional conversation and shared practice.
Our goal is for all students to be literate, numerate, and curious, through the provision of a broad based 21st Century curriculum. It is expected that all students will receive individual attention, and support will be provided for all students no matter their background. Parents expect an assurance that “no child will fall through the cracks.” Teachers are passionate about student learning and will create a culture of curiosity to support students to be inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
As a developing and growing College, we were successful in our application to become a STEM TDS school when the initiative was launched through the Department of Education in 2016. Our leadership in STEM has continued and the College has created partnerships with the CoRE Learning Foundation and the international P-Tech program in order to foster student pathways in this area. Joseph Banks Secondary College is the Northern Perth P-Tech specialising in Cybersecurity, offering students opportunities for tertiary pathways to both TAFE and University.
To further develop our STEM strategy, we look forward to opening the Western Australian Space Science Education Centre mid-2023.
The focus of our work at Joseph Banks is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for the young adults who attend our college. We are developing the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student achievement. Programs range from support initiatives through to extension and challenge for students who are academically talented, including a strong ATAR program. On completion of secondary school at Joseph Banks Secondary College students will have a clear well-defined pathway to employment, further training and/or education.
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 Joseph Banks Secondary College can be found by visiting jbsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Liz Smith, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9303 7400 or emailing Liz.Smith@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 three (3) 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 three (3) 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.
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment.
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
- 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 Thursday, 08 December 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.