Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH841248
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Duncraig Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to appoint a dynamic Psychology teacher to join their team.
The successful applicant will ideally possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to provide engaging, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences to students. You should possess a thorough knowledge of the Psychology curriculum at Australian Tertiary Admission Rank level (ATAR - Years 11 and 12), as well as experience in delivering, or willingness to acquire knowledge of, the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum for Years 7 to 10.
Applicants who specialise in Psychology but possess experience in delivering the Science curriculum are also encouraged to apply.
You will ideally possess an understanding of explicit teaching strategies and differentiating the curriculum to cater for the individual needs of students within a whole school framework. The successful applicant should be student and relationship focused, and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. You should engage in ongoing self-reflection to assess the effectiveness of your teaching practice and embrace the integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to create an environment conducive to learning.
The successful applicant should also possess the ability to make informed decisions based on student performance data and will be able to provide relevant and timely feedback to improve student outcomes. Experience with Gifted and Talented students and an ability to effectively differentiate for both academic extension and Students at Educational Risk (SAER) will be highly valued.
The successful applicant should be improvement focused and should be committed to their own ongoing professional development. Duncraig SHS has a significant focus on the quality of teaching and learning that takes place with a particular focus on maximising student engagement and learning outcomes. Strong knowledge and skills in pedagogy and curriculum across Years 7 to 12 and the effective integration of innovative and engaging ICT based technologies in the classroom is important. Duncraig SHS operates a 1:1 personal ICT device policy that is firmly embedded across all learning areas. A familiarity with SEQTA would be well regarded as this is the online learning management system, which is used extensively at Duncraig SHS
Duncraig SHS is situated in the north-western suburbs on the coastal strip 18km from Perth. We cater for students from Year 7 to Year 12 and are a school of high standards where the care and progress of every child is our first priority. We continue to improve our resources and facilities through the support of our Board, our parent body and the Education Department.
Our staff are carefully selected for their commitment to the delivery of quality education and for their willingness to adhere to the School values and enhance the traditions. Duncraig SHS is part of a thriving community where students have a voice and regularly return to continue their engagement.
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 Duncraig Senior High School can be found by visiting duncraigshs.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 Elizabeth Clark, HOLA – Humanities and Social Science, by telephoning (08) 6241 5400, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Elizabeth Clark on 0448 617 041
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 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 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;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- 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 Friday, 13 October 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.