Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Harrisdale Senior High School
Teacher - Science
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH586793

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020

Do you seek a unique opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a high performing, high care secondary school?

Harrisdale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a teacher of Science with the experience, dedication and drive to develop a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.

An appointment to Harrisdale SHS presents a tremendously exciting opportunity to join the staff of a new high school committed to building a culture of high performance and high care for all students. Successful applicants will enjoy a unique opportunity to help establish the school’s Science Learning Area and will play a vital role in developing the school’s emphasis on pastoral care and co-curricular programs.

The successful applicant for this position will be an expert, passionate teacher of Science with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Harrisdale SHS opened in 2017 at Year 7 level and is growing one year group at a time. The successful applicant will therefore demonstrate the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant secondary school Science curriculum from the early and middle adolescent phases of learning through to senior secondary courses. Importantly, they will be enthusiastic adopters of a school wide pedagogy based on direct, explicit instruction who are keen to work collaboratively with superordinates and colleagues across the learning areas.

Harrisdale SHS offers a wonderful opportunity for local students to access a high-quality secondary education close to home. Currently, the school has an enrolment of around 880 students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Thereafter, another year group will enrol annually until 2022, when the 'Year 7 Class of 2017' graduate as Year 12 students.

Harrisdale is a rapidly growing suburb located approximately 28 kilometres south of the Perth CBD. The school is located on Laverton Crescent, adjacent to the City of Armadale's new playing fields and sports pavilion and Harrisdale Primary School.

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 Harrisdale Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

Please contact Leila Bothams, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9397 8000 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 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 outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for your work related referees (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.

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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
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for country callers 1300 652 911 or


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three 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, 29 July 2019



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Harrisdale
CLOSING DATE: 2019-07-29 4:30 PM