Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Byford Secondary College
Teacher - Numeracy Support - Mathematics - Science
Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Please note: Commencement date has been updated

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH642071

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021 

Looking to develop and grow your teaching practice and make a difference 

Byford Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint a Teacher – Numeracy Support - Mathematics - Science to deliver a specialist Learning Support program to students in Years 7 and 8. The program has been developed over the past two years and involves selected students who require literacy and numeracy support (LNS) taught by two teachers for MESH subjects. The teacher will work as part of the LNS team with the College’s Learning Support Coordinator to provide an evidence-based teaching and learning program in Mathematics - Science to address identified needs. The program also provides scope for a cross-curricular approach to curriculum delivery and assessment. LNS teachers will be provided with opportunities to develop high level teaching skills in the area of curriculum support. Ideally, students in the program will transition to main stream classes.

The successful applicant for this position will be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. They will ideally possess the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to analyse data, differentiate curriculum and develop student resilience and confidence in learning. The teacher will liaise with the relevant Heads of Learning and the Learning Support Manager to develop appropriate teaching programs for the LNS classes. Ideally, applicants will have a strong interest in data analysis and the development of targeted interventions. The following skills and attributes are highly desirable:

  • The ability to establish and maintain strong, supportive relationships with the students and their families.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with other staff.
  • Experience in remedial literacy education
  • Excellent data analysis skills to support the monitoring of student progress.
  • Experience in, and a thorough understanding of, diagnostic testing.
  • Experience in, and a thorough understanding of, standardised testing, particularly the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT).
  • Excellent behaviour management skills.

The successful applicant will engage in ongoing self-reflection and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice to create an environment conducive to learning and provide purposeful and relevant experiences that cater for different student learning needs. Applicants should also have a sound understanding of the Western Australian curriculum, with a focus the mastery of numeracy skills.

Byford (SC) is an Independent Public School located approximately 30 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Our College provides for the secondary education needs of students from Byford and the surrounding communities, with our current cohort of 1500 Year 7-12 students, Byford SC has also become a focal point for secondary education provision for students with disabilities when in 2017 our inclusion facilities opened. Teachers will be able to access relevant ongoing professional development and will be supported to develop their practice. Switch teachers are encouraged to apply. 

Byford Secondary College has an established Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (iPads) program and a strong focus on Information Computer Technology (ICT) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). The successful applicant will be required to embrace 21st century learning practices and participate in leading innovation and change to pedagogy. The College offers an academic extension program for students by selection, in partnership with the University of Western Australia. This ‘Aspire’ program provides these students with access to the university's staff and facilities to enhance their learning experience. It would be highly desirable for applicants to possess the ability to effectively differentiate instruction to improve student outcomes and challenge students to achieve at the highest level. 

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 Byford Secondary College 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 for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information

Please contact Rosana Stout, Associate Principal, by telephoning 08 9550 6100 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 four (4) 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 three (3) 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 Tuesday, 15 September 2020



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2020-09-15 4:30 PM