Department of Education
Mid West Education Region
Northampton District High School
Teacher - Mathematics and Science
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH618248

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2020 with possible extension and/or permanency

Northampton District High School is seeking an outstanding teacher of Mathematics and Science to join our dedicated team. We are located in the rural setting of Northampton, 54km north of Geraldton. Providing high quality education for the local community, we cater to children from Kindergarten to Year 10.

We truly believe that all students are deserving of a quality education, no matter where they live. To this end, our staff work hard to ensure that they receive every benefit that a close knit and caring community can offer, while simultaneously being able to engage in learning processes seen in high performing schools elsewhere in the state. There is a school-wide focus on continual improvement. Students benefit from having committed and experienced teaching and support staff, many of whom are long-standing members of the community. Teaching staff provide a dynamic and varied curriculum that enriches students' learning and provides a solid foundation for them to achieve their potential. Underpinning all academic success is a school culture that enables a strong sense of belonging, respect and progress; something that we are very proud of. It is this culture and our constant drive for progress that is encapsulated in our school motto and vision: 'A place to learn; a place to grow'.

Our school is looking for an educator who possesses a deep understanding of current research and practice in explicit instruction and has experience in contributing to a culture of continuous school improvement. The role will involve teaching one class of Year 7/8 students and one class of Year 9/10 students within Mathematics and Science. With approximately 35 students, there is an opportunity for the development of excellent student and teacher relationships to promote exceptional outcomes. To be successful, you will ideally be experienced in the teaching of Mathematics, with an emphasis on explicit and data informed teaching practices. You will be expected to maximise student outcomes through evidenced best practice in teaching and learning and through utilising a high level of interpersonal skills. A demonstrated ability to effectively plan and drive student improvement in Mathematics will be highly regarded. An ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, is essential.

Northampton DHS offers the successful applicant the opportunity to be play a significant role in the delivery of our new strategic plan. You will work in a professional yet supportive environment that affords you the opportunity to build on your experience. With 135 students and 30 staff, your role will embrace the complexities of a dynamic and committed educational environment. Our stunning grounds, facilities, resourcing and outstanding culture will ensure your decision to join us will be a fulfilling one.

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 Northampton District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Melanie Hancock, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northampton, by telephoning 9934 7000 (0417 917 824) 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 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) 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.

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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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 Friday, 24th January 2020



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Northampton
CLOSING DATE: 2020-01-24 4:30 PM